Acquired via BookCrossing 17 Feb 2007 – picked up at Kitchen Garden Cafe mini-meet

Hm. Subtitled “A Novel of Love, Grief and Baking”, this was more a novel of grief, grief and grief. Sophie’s husband is a few months dead when we meet her, and we follow her up to and past the anniversary. I was expecting a Debbie Macombery light read (not to say DM doesn’t talk about issues, but she has a lightness of touch). This was pretty unremitting and the descriptions of the heroine’s depression harrowing. Maybe this wasn’t the right time for me to read this, as there were light and amusing touches, I just couldn’t see them through the gloom.

Oh well – back into the BookCrossing pot it goes…