Stones for Bread, by Christa Parrish, is about a hard-core baker who is so burnt by her past that she has no room in her kitchen for love…or so she thinks until a collection of misfits she meets in Vermont turn her bakery into their own little family.
Parrish is a beautiful writer. She’s modern, heartfelt, and thought provoking. She also uses a lot of twists and turns in her plots, including “reveal” moments when you learn something new about a character that is hugely surprising. That’s what I so loved about The Air We Breathe.
Unfortunately, in Stones for Bread, the plot starts out strong, but then ends up deflating. One of the big reveal moments that happen at the three quarter’s mark is a hackneyed plot device. It was such a cliché that I was shocked,–but not in a good way.
That being said, I’m still giving this book a 4 on Amazon because I so love Parrish’s writing style. The way she intertwines the history of bread with the two different storylines of her character’s life is really cool.
P.S. I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinions and reviews.