Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania by Cerella D. Sechrist ~ 5 stars

Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Cerella D. Sechrist
Love Finds You series
Summerside Press
About the book:
Chef Sadie Spencer has learned that in life, as well as in food, sour balances sweet.

After returning to her deliciously charming hometown of Hershey with a young daughter in tow, Sadie has managed to rise from the ashes following the death of her husband, the passing of her mother, and the dissolution of her career as a TV chef. With the help and encouragement of her best friend, Jasper, she opens a restaurant and looks forward to savoring the sweet side of life. That is, until a handsome Russian entrepreneur arrives in town, apparently intent on opening up his own restaurant in direct competition to hers. Sadie becomes obsessed with honing the one skill she’s never had – creating desserts – to keep up with her adversary, and in the process, she finds a love that’s simply icing on the cake.

My review:
Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania is the sometimes sweet, sometimes sour tale of Sadie Spencer’s journey towards learning to trust and learning to let go. This book will really make you think about your priorities. What are you making into a big deal that doesn’t need to be? What are you neglecting that is really important? I’m definitely going to be shuffling some things around since reading this book.

Jasper is amazing! He had so much patience and forgiveness, that I was shamed at my own lack in those areas. Grace is something I struggle with and I related to Sadie with her struggle to let go and give people grace like she has been given. Dmitri is great. I would LOVE to see him come back and have his own story made into a book. (HINT, HINT, CERELLA!) ;) I look forward to seeing what other books this author will come out with in the future!


Cerella D. Sechrist said...

Such a SWEET review. Thank you, Carman. :) Dmitri is a character that got under my skin while writing Love Finds You in Hershey. It would be very interesting to have HIS story told. You never know. (wink) Thanks for the review!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I agree! This is a 5 star read! :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Michelle Sutton said...

I just found out it is being sent to me to reviw. YES! So, sweetums, me thinks I will like it since you and I seem to have similar tastes in books. :)

Carman said...

Cerella~ Thanks for writing this great book and sending me a review copy! :)
Renee~ I'm so glad you liked it! I'm sure it will be a big hit with readers.
Michelle~ I hope you like it! (And find time to read it;)