(Pdf/E–pub) [The Little Italian Bakery] BY Valentina Cebeni
Convent it s an interesting setting The island is incredibly strange and not filled with kindness and happiness but Elettra does find what she needs there and discovering about her roots has a healing ffect on her She s a little bit lost because her mother had too much influence over her life and it was interesting to watch how she discovers herself She finds her own connection with food instead of just her mother s and her kindhearted and curious nature help her and make things difficult at the same time a fascinating combination that leads to a terrific story Valentina Cebeni s descriptive writing style and relaxed pace perfectly suit The Little Italian Bakery Island life might seem peaceful but there s a lot going on beneath the surface I loved how Valentina Cebeni makes her story layered little things sometimes matter a lot and she clearly understands the complexity of the situation the convent is in and Infamous everymotion that comes with it The relationships between the women are strained and difficult but not hopeless and much can be gained through
honesty and making sense of the past I was incredibly curious about and making sense of the past I was incredibly curious about s secrets and the reason she kept Elettra in the dark and loved finding out The Little Italian Bakery is an intriguing story with plenty of unexpected twists and a fantastic heartwarming Walled ending This isn t a bad little book It is ok It certainly made me wish for a holiday in Italy and made mextremely hungry when reading it The premise of the book is really good The characters are great and I did njoy reading it But I also thought that the book was a little drawn out I think that if it was a little condensed and it had all the fabulous receipts at the nd of the book Instead of breaking up the
story It would have been better to read But all in all I thought it was a good book This book It would have been better to read But all in all I thought it was a good book This book 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 picked the book in the first placeAnother delight is the stunning backdrop of the Italian island Elettra visits You really can picture the wild beauty of it feel the searing heat and of course smell the descriptive scents of wild flowers salt herbs and sunshine ven on a drab chilly UK April day Like all good travel fiction books this completely mersed me in amongst the area so I felt I was present within the island the community and the dramaThough set in the present day there is a distinctive historical vibe to this story as it tracks Elettra s mother s past 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 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 this perspective not challenge it as the story is written by an Italian woman and based on her knowledge and xperiences of Sardinia when you read the author s acknowledgementsIt definitely has a vibe of books like Captain Corelli s Mandolin Chocolat tc for the history island charm 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 Snowbound Seduction enjoy The Little Italian BakeryThere was I felt moments where the story was padded out forxample a scene would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the paragraphs would go off at a tangent along some would be set for a confrontation between characters but then the paragraphs would go off at a tangent along some 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 parts felt unnecessarily long However overall I In the Surgical Theatre enjoyed this verymotive 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 Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewMy sister has shelves of books like The Little Itali. 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 ach lost in their own way They live in a crumbling .