E–pub (The Little Italian Bakery)
Valentina Cebeni Þ 6 downloadWhen Elettra s mother is still not recovering from a coma and the bakery she ran with her has to close leaving debts Elettra decides to leave everything behind to find out about her secretive mother s ast Her uest brings #Her To A Convent On A Small #to a convent on a small island where the answers to the uestions she seeks reveal much than she ever expectedWhile this book was good and the main remise of the story interesting it was too drawn out with unnecessary detail Had it been condensed and the recipes added to the end rather than breaking up the flow between chapters the overall story would have been cleaner and a much enjoyable read I liked the characters and the descriptions of the crumbling convent and their attempts to Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics put it back together again I also liked the way the story concluded bringing the threads of Elettra and her mother s stories together nicely There are manylus Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications points to the book I just feel the story would have been better if told conciselyI received a copy of the book from theublisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This isn t a bad little book It is ok It certainly made me wish for a holiday in Italy and made me extremely hungry when reading it The remise of the book is really good The characters are great and I did enjoy reading it But I also thought that the bo A feel good read brimming with strong characters friendship love and mystery A delight from start to finish This book has made me want to check out Sardinia and book a holiday and also enjoy some of the delicious tasting "food on my travels I ve read a couple of books this year that have made me look up about "on my travels I ve read a couple of books this year that have made me look up about setting because it sounds so idyllicThe book is full of secrets rounded characters and a fascinating sounding convent alongside mouthwatering recipes that make you dream of being inside the ages of this book We travel back to discover about Elettra s mum which is really interesting This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello zesty fresh and mouthwateringFirstly I must say this book is a foodie s delight and full of delicious baking drinks aniseed bread sweet focaccia almond biscuits lemon jellies amaretti rose wine There are authentic recipes dotted throughout the chapters for most of the treats too I sometimes get disappointed that books featuring caf bakeryfood in the title often lack food goodies in the meat of the story which so often is the main reason I ve icked the book in the first laceAnother delight is the stunning backdrop of the Italian island Elettra visits You really can icture the wild beauty of it feel the searing heat and of course smell the descriptive scents of wild flowers salt herbs and sunshine even on a drab chilly UK April day Like all good travel fiction books this completely emersed me in amongst the area so I felt I was resent within the island the community and the dramaThough set in the Rack Ruin present day there is a distinctive historical vibe to this story as it tracks Elettra s mother sast and the background of the commune on the reclusive island you feel transported back to simpler but arduous times where tradition trade and honour are important Though hard to reconcile with Espenlaub progressive attitudes the themes of ostracism misogyny and corruption are still ingrained in some societies and communities and though antiuated to myself reading this story still relevant to the area written about I felt it important to absorb thiserspective not challenge it as the story is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and experiences of Sardinia when you read the author s acknowledgementsIt definitely has a vibe of books like Captain Corelli s Mandolin Chocolat etc for the history island char. The scent of freshly baked biscuits lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen But her mother is in a coma and the family bakery is failing Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered uestions about her mother's childhood Edda was a secretive M and the travel romance of Isabelle Bloom Jo Thomas Mandy Baggot books so if you are a fan of any of these then I definitely think you ll enjoy The Little Italian BakeryThere was I felt moments where the story was added out for example a scene would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the aragraphs would go off at a tangent along some other memory or flashback that felt disjointed There were times that I felt I lost track of the timeline the story was on and how long Elettra had been on the island and some arts felt unnecessarily long However overall I enjoyed this very emotive and lyrical story of generations of women and the bonds they sharedThank you to Netgalley and Hayley Camis at Little Brown for sending me a copy that I could review in my own wordsRead all my reviews on This was a book I ve wanted to read for a while and so glad I did it s also my first book by this author and Won T Be The Last t be the last well written and great characters and full of friendship and romance and learning about your family in a magical How to Be Alone place and learning to enjoy cooking again and of courselenty of food The setting is amazing and you want to go and visit so lovely with great character Racial Theories In Context perfect summer read Elettra has a mother who is in a coma and the family bakery sadly had to close down so she feels so alone She has a locket with the name of a mystery island on that is the only thing that gives her hope and comfort so she decides to leave and go to the island She really wants to learn the truth of herast which her mother has kept a secret so she goes with a one way ticket to the island Once she gets there will she learn about her The Queen I past and she makes friends witheople and will she find a love for baking again and be happy Great read Elettra s mother Edda is in a coma Elettra and her mother have had a very tenuous relationship as Elettra often felt her mother was Cigarette Kisses pushing her to be a baker liker herself She also stopped Elettra from doing what she wanted which was journalism Elettra also struggles to comprehend why Edda is so secretive and closed up about herast All she knows is it has to do with an island When the bakery she has been running has to close Elettra takes off to this island to learn about her mother s ast There she discovers a convent and a small community of women But what does it have it do with her motherFor me this was a rather strange read I never understood or connected with Elettra at all or really any of the women I was never convinced by the characters They never came alive I also found an island that treated women and in articular women as if they were shadows #or non existent very hard to accept That wasn t the only issue Maybe it #non existent very hard to accept That wasn t the only issue Maybe it the translation into English but on age 321 two characters suddenly disappear from the scene and I was left scratching my head wondering what I had missed I went back and reread No mention of the characters just gone This ulled me out of the story What happened to them only is explained about 30 Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare pages later By then I didn t really careThere is mystery romance food and women working in community all the ingredients of what should have been a recipe for a captivating read But I found the storylodded along Although I was interested in some aspects of the story I felt I had to force myself to keep going Toward the end I started to skim just to get through it Recipes are included throughout the book Since I m not interested in baking I skipped over them Some eople may enjoy this book but it was just an okay read for me I was glad when I finished it Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewMy sister has shelves of books like The Little Italian Baker in her hous. Oman The only clue is a family heirloom a necklace inscribed with the name of an islandElettra buys a one way ticket to that island just off the coast of Sardinia Once there she discovers a community of women each lost in their own way They live in a crumbling
E and last time I was visiting I thought it was time to see what she was readingThe Little Italian Bakery is a sweet story full of betrayals secrets liesAs the title may have given away there is baking involved in this story a lot And what it did do was
"make me crave cake the whole time I was readingElletra s story is captivating and heartbreaking all at "me crave cake the whole time I was readingElletra s story is captivating and heartbreaking all at same time I got angry for her I got angry with her My heart hurt for her and all the ladies on the island I just wanted them all to find their happyWhat I did like about this book is that that these were all strong women women who stood up to the bullies and the bad guys "i liked that they never gave up never "liked that they never gave up never Oh wait am I uoting Galaxy uest here and in the end they won everyone overThere are some wonderful recipes throughout the story though I felt that maybe they would have been better of listed together at the end of the story as they did sometimes take me out of the flow of the story However this could just be meIt also made me hanker for an Italian holiday and I may have checked out airfares there whilst i was reading runs off to check bank balance again Elettra and her mother Edda have a difficult relationship There s a lot Elettra doesn t know about her mother Edda won t share anything about her ast or Elettra s father When Edda slips into a coma Elettra takes over the family bakery but she isn t as successful as her mother and she isn t able to keep it up To esc s uest to find out about her mother s Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlins past isrompted by an otherworldly encounter while visiting her mother Edda in hospital Having reviously given up her own hopes and dreams she becomes driven by an all encompassing assion to uncover the secrets she s grown up with and sets off for the convent of Saint Elizabeth on Titan s IslandThe moment Elettra sets foot on the island there is mystery in what she sees and throughout the story there are mysteries to uncover with the residents in the community Much is hidden which makes it difficult for Elettra to find out anything so she has to use subterfuge herself to glean anything of meaning With the economy failing and the islanders spirits already downtrodden the fight with the mayor seems insurmountable It s going to take something special to reawaken the memories of the old ones of how it used to be on the island Valentina Cebeni s writing style is Never Sweeter poetic which drew me in to the settings and theeople I enjoyed experiencing a very difficult culture to my own I did find it difficult to like Elettra with her uest seeming to exclude everything else I found her cold and dismissive and I couldn t warm to her at all It s a shame we didn t get to know her #when her own dreams and desires were burning brightly as I think it s ossible #her own dreams and desires were burning brightly as I think it s ossible would have been a very different erson My favourite character has to be Isabelle Down to earth she s a women with wisdom to share with those around herThe time Elettra spends in the convent bakery brings magic with the ingredients coming together I loved this For me this offset the overall feeling of melancholy of this story If you enjoy baking you ll love that recipes are interspersed at strategic oints throughout the story recipes such as the important Pane All AniceThis story is not a light and summery read as you might imagine from the cover and the setting Yes there is friendships love baking community and hope but there s also the underside of life secrets greed and Steam Heat politics domestic violence and ignorance The overall feeling for me was one of melancholyThe Little Italian Bakery shows us there are no wrong decisions that we will find our way eventually and be all the richer for the experiences we have along the way. Onvent under threat from the local mayor and his new developmentlan It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's The Literary Language of Shakespeare past She also falls in love again with friendship baking and adventure.