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The Baker's Secret
The Baker's Secret: A Novel | Stephen P. Kiernan
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AmberWB
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#foodonthecover #keeplitsyactive

@ljuliel

Currently on my TBR piles 😊

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JulAnna
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This was a different story of WW2 for me. Set in a French village, it dealt with the troubles of ordinary people and how they endured. Very moving portrayal of the liberation and the sacrifices made by the Allied forces. Very good! 🤓

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JulAnna
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Relaxing after a long day of travel, sampled some fine craft beer here in VT

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JulAnna
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Beautiful Sunday! Relaxing with a book and some Red Zone football today 😊 🏈

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Bourriquet76
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Book twenty-one of 2019, pre-vacation read

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litenthusiast
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I would rank this between a pick and so-so. The first half of the book was wonderful and unique about Emma, a young baker in France in 1944 who bakes bread for the occupying troops and manages to also make bread to sustain her neighbors. Halfway through the book it started to feel like the same thing over and over. However, I kept reading because I really was invested in Emma and what happens to her.

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litenthusiast
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Spending some time at a local coffee shop and trying to get some reading in today. Hope everyone is having a great Monday! 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How is this one? It‘s been on my shelf forever! 10mo
litenthusiast @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm only 100 pages into the book, and so far I like it. I am finding it a bit different from a lot of the other WWII historical fiction novels I have read. 10mo
wordzie 😎 10mo
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litenthusiast
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Snowy Monday means having some extra time to start these two books. The Baker's Secret is for my Historican Fiction Book Club and it has been in my TBR pile for several months. Happy Monday!

Hollie I went to stack the tagged book but realized I already had it in my TBR. That might be a sign my TBR is out of control! 10mo
litenthusiast @Hollie My TBR is always out of control. There are si many books I want to read. 10mo
bookseller_cate Book Jumper has been tempting me from the store shelves. 📚😊 10mo
litenthusiast @bookseller_cate I picked up this book based on the cover alone. 😉 10mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Headed to see the WWll Museum in Normandy today... this has been a good read for this trip.

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peaknit
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Knitting a sweater yoke in the heat, finished The Baker‘s Secret. An enjoyable fiction book focused on occupied France and the impending DDay.

Mdargusch It‘s looking good! 👍🏼 1y
peaknit @Mdargusch Thank you! I‘m excited it looks like a yoke, so far🤞🏼 1y
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peaknit
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So far, so good

SilversReviews This book is SO GOOD. ENJOY!! 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Trying to beat the heat 🔥 so I am starting this one while sitting in the water.💦🤓

MicheleinPhilly See now if I had a pool, I probably wouldn‘t hate summer so much. 1y
SheReadsAndWrites It helps, but I know NO ONE who likes this level of heat. It's brutal. 🔥 Of course, I prefer snow so I am the opposite end of the spectrum.❄️ @MicheleinPhilly 1y
MicheleinPhilly So do I! I hate heat. HATE IT! Our humidity level right now is 74%. If I wanted that, I‘d move to the Amazon. 1y
SheReadsAndWrites @MicheleinPhilly 😂 It's dry here, not humid- thank you, Jesus! 🙏🏼 But it's still stupid hot. 1y
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tracylovesbooks
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Picked up a few goodies today. Have you read any of these??

JacqMac The Forgotten Garden is most excellent. But I love Kate Morton. 2y
tracylovesbooks It‘s my first Morton! @JacqMac 2y
Melissa_J I‘ve only read The Forgotten Garden. I loved it! 2y
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This one was excellent. I definitely recommend it. WWII historical fiction.

#bookclub

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Eggs
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Kiernan does an admirable job fictionalizing a small French community in the lead-up to D-Day. Emma is forced to bake baguettes daily for German soldiers while becoming a silent resistor of Nazi occupation.

Hollie Stacked! 2y
Eggs @Hollie 😍😍 2y
WilliamMorrowBooks Great pic to go with your review. 2y
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LDavisMunro
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I finished the audiobook of The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan on my morning commute. Talk about a #gutsyheroine ! The protagonist, Emmanuelle is a baker in a small French village during WW2, and the story follows her trying to keep her fellow villagers fed and alive during the German occupation of her town. I thought this book was beautifully written with strong characters and a powerful message. #bookrecommendations #gutsyheroines

SilversReviews Love the book and the gutsy heroine. 2y
SilversReviews Braver than I would have been. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I‘ve always loved the cover to this book on my tbr list!!!
#🚲 #emojimadness

MargoCatts Um, yum, definitely! 2y
GypsyKat I have this book on my Kindle, I need to read it sometime! 2y
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#emojimadness 🚲 @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads
Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake w/Ezra at thirteen, she watched w/ shame & anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again. But in the years that her sleepy coastal village has suffered under the enemy, Emma has silently, stealthily fought back.

JoeStalksBeck I just won this book. Is it any good? 2y
GripLitGrl @JoeStalksBeck I have it on my TBR list haven't read it yet. I received an email about it & the cover fit with today's prompt so i used it. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Setting is World War 2 Occupied France so you know it's going to be sad. I made sure not to read it before bed. Didn't want those visions in my head while trying to sleep. Emma is such a strong young woman. Smart and Resourceful. I would have liked an epilogue. Would have been nice to know the effects of her experience on rest of her life.

Dolly Love this cover but I‘ve just about reached my limit for wars at the moment.🙁 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Dolly Myself. Next up is definitely some fluff. 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 1! June 5, 1944, in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day, 22-year-old Emmanuelle is making the bread that's sustained her community. She learned baking secrets from her mentor, Ezra, who was taken away by the Nazis. She has been thwarting the occupiers' efforts through her baking, and has given the area something that'll make a difference, hope. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Schlinkles This is such a good book! All the people I work with have really different tastes in books and we all universally enjoyed this one. 2y
Gissy I need it in my life, well I need like 100 more books in my life ☺️ 2y
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SilversReviews
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ReadingResolutions​ #share #listyhappenings

@Jess7

TODAY'S PROMPT: MUST READ

I have a quite a few MUST READS, but this book always comes to mind first. It was a favorite from 2017.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-bakers-secret-by-stephen-p-kiernan...

knittedgnome This sounds like my kind of book! 2y
SilversReviews @knittedgnome Oh...it was great. ENJOY!! 2y
Cathythoughts The cover makes me want to read the book 👍🏻 2y
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Pamwurtzler Loved your review. Stacked! 2y
Laylafinn I actually VERY much enjoyed this book! 2y
SilversReviews @Cathythoughts Isn‘t that cover great? I hope you get to read it. 2y
SilversReviews @Pamwurtzler Thank you very much, Pam. So glad you took a look. I hope you enjoy the book...I think you will. 2y
SilversReviews @Laylafinn OH...it was so good. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Lots of #secrets going on between these pages!!! These are my Goodwill finds in front of my Valentine flag ❤️💛🧡💗

#Heartsandhardcovers

MiyakoBunny Great pic 📸 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MiyakoBunny thank you!! I‘m in love with this flag 💜❤️💚💛🧡💗 2y
mrp27 Nice book finds! 2y
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kspenmoll Beautiful flag! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mrp27 thank you!! 📚 2y
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GypsyKat
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This has been on my TBR list, so I had to take advantage of this today only sale! 💸 #BookSale

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SilversReviews
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#JINGLESHELVES

TODAY'S PHOTO: FAVORITE OF 2017

I had quite a few favorites, but the winner is: THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kiernan.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-bakers-secret-by-stephen-p-kiernan....

jbhops Thanks for another WWII book to add to my stack. 😊 2y
SilversReviews @jbhops You are welcome. It was very good. ENJOY!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have this one on my shelf!!! ❤️ 2y
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SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks enjoy when you read it. 2y
ReadingisMyPassion Loved this book! 2y
SilversReviews @ReadingisMyPassion It was marvelous. A favorite of 2017 for me. 2y
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SilversReviews
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Today' Word: PURPOSEFUL

The Europeans during WWII needed to have determination and resolve to survive.

THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P. Kieran is a tribute to the Europeans who endured and survived by their PURPOSEFUL actions.

THE BAKER'S SECRET is a favorite book for me for 2017.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-bakers-secret-by-stephen-p-kiernan... #YESvember #YESvember17 @Libby1

SilversReviews Thanks for all the likes. I hope you get to read the book. (edited) 2y
Libby1 @SilversReviews - this sounds really good. You‘re doing an amazing job picking titles I‘ve never heard of before for the #YESvember17 photo challenge! 2y
SilversReviews @Libby1 thank you. I LOVED this book. A favorite for this year. 2y
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Chelsibeau
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Home today, work tonight. The crazy hours science puts you through. Tomorrow 6am to 10 pm 😕 so trying to get some good reading time in now.

SilversReviews Oh my....I LOVED this book. 2y
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SilversReviews
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LOVED this book. My comments are this: If you read only ONE book this year, make it this one. Full review at this link on my blog: https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-bakers-secret-by-stephen-p-kiernan...

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LindaGrace812
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What an amazing book. This is one of those books that makes me want to meet the author and say thank you. The main character is a fully formed human being - she has flaws, she has hope, she despairs... Such a lovely thing, this book.

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LindaGrace812
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I'm so glad I read Last Hope Island just before this book. I have a much, much deeper understanding of the occupation of France and the relationship between the Resistance and the Allies.

peaknit Thank you for the tip on Last Hope Island. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Picked this up at the Goodwill store for $1.87!!
These are a few of my zinnias 🌸💕

mjdowens Beautiful flowers💐 2y
emilyhaldi Love a good deal! 2y
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JenReadsAlot Love the pic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emilyhaldi me too!! I didn't know much about this book, but the cover is gorgeous 📚❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii Great deal & pretty flowers! 📚🌺 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DebinHawaii thanks so much!!! 💕 2y
Eggs Love your zinnias! 2y
Lmstraubie Beautiful picture 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thanks!!! 🌸 2y
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Eridau
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This book was beautiful and heart breaking and hopeful and just lovely. Kieran did an amazing job bringing the story of Emmanuel and her village during the Nazi occupation of France to life. Another great WWII era read. My reading buddies were right long side me as I finished this one up today.

BrittanyReads What photo editors do you use? I love how your photos turn out 👍👍 2y
Eridau @BBL4nkensh1p it's the Prisma app. I love it. 😊 2y
BrittanyReads Thank you! 2y
Suet624 I think you should frame this photo. It is gorgeous. 2y
Eridau @Suet624 aww thank you! 2y
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Eridau
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How fitting is this quote to remind me of why our country and our people are so amazing! Happy Birthday, America! #stillproudtobeanamerican

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Eridau
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So this pretty much explains my week that still has one more day to go. I've replaced my #bookandacuppa with a #bookandapint -uh. 😂. I may or may not eat the whole pint. Most likely not, but you really never know until you get in there. Ya know what I mean, Verne?

ReadingEnvy Oh goodness I want to try those trios. 2y
Eridau @ReadingEnvy this is the only one I've tried but it is soooooo good. 2y
SilversReviews I am eyeing THE BAKER'S SECRET!! LOVED that book. ENJOY!! 2y
Eridau @SilversReviews it is also really good! I'm a huge fan of ww1/ww2 era novels. 2y
SilversReviews Me too on WWII. 2y
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Eridau
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Starting this one tonight. Just picked it up from the library. Couldn't wait to get it when I saw the email that my hold had come in. 😊

SilversReviews LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. 2y
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SilversReviews
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If you read only ONE book this year make it this book. A marvelous read. Review on my blog. http://silversolara.blogspot.com. 5/5 rating

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ChrisM
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Mehso-so

When her French village is occupied during World War II Emma discovers what she must do to stay alive. A study of survival and small acts of defiance that help to save. It just didn't keep my attention - the book was fine just don't think it was what I was looking for.

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PJPeski
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"Emma's solution was to bake illicit bread."

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ChrisM
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Perfect start to a weekend- coffee & a good book!!

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amrsprout
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Very intriguing story about a strong woman who did what it took to survive.

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hes7
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In a German-occupied town, a baker works with limited resources to feed and encourage hope among her neighbors. The town's treatment is cruel, and with each small act of #resistance and subterfuge, she risks her life for the sake of survival. Her behavior proves brave, dutiful, selfless amidst grim small-town realities of war—a story interesting and mesmerizing. #JuneTunz (I received a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.)

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ChrisM
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Trying to start this tonight but I'm not sure if I'm in the mood for a World War II book...

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ChrisM
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Tiny #tbr #libraryhaul as I try to catch up on the ARCs on my Kindle....

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ChrisBohjalian
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The boy would jump from a plane twice in WW2: D-Day & Market Garden. Wounded in Bastogne. My Uncle Warren. The girl? My mother. #MemorialDay

Cinfhen Great photo 🇺🇸🙌🏻💙 3y
melbeautyandbooks Wow! We just re-watched Band of Brothers yesterday. Those three battles were horrendous. Your uncle and the rest of those men were amazing. We owe them everything! ❤️ 3y
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" They will never come " says Emma. This is what she tells her fellow villagers when they speak of the Allies rescuing them. Even without hope she, in her own quiet way, finds the means to survive. She forms a quiet network inside the village to keep her friends from starving. All of a sudden, it all starts to unravel. And then, come they do!! I loved this book but didn't know I loved it until I was done. No idea if that makes any sense to anyone

Louise Yes, I know what you mean. Sometimes it's only upon reflection that the pieces come together, and we realize the impact of what we've just read. 3y
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