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A Bakery in Paris
A Bakery in Paris: A Novel | Aimie K. Runyan
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From the author of The School for German Brides, this captivating historical novel set in nineteenth-century and post-World War II Paris follows two fierce women of the same family, generations apart, who find that their futures lie in the four walls of a simple bakery in a tiny corner of Montmartre. 1870: The Prussians are at the city gates, intent to starve Paris into submission. Lisette Vigneau--headstrong, willful, and often ignored by her wealthy parents--awaits the outcome of the war from her parents' grand home in the Place Royale in the very heart of the city. When an excursion throws her into the path of a revolutionary National Guardsman, Thodore Fournier, her destiny is forever changed. She gives up her life of luxury to join in the fight for a Paris of the People. She opens a small bakery with the hopes of being a vital boon to the impoverished neighborhood in its hour of need. When the city falls into famine, and then rebellion, her resolve to give up the comforts of her past life is sorely tested. 1946: Nineteen-year-old Micheline Chartier is coping with the loss of her father and the disappearance of her mother during the war. In their absence, she is charged with the raising of her two younger sisters. At the hand of a well-meaning neighbor, Micheline finds herself enrolled in a prestigious baking academy with her entire life mapped out for her. Feeling trapped and desperately unequal to the task of raising two young girls, she becomes obsessed with finding her mother. Her classmate at the academy, Laurent Tanet, may be the only one capable of helping Micheline move on from the past and begin creating a future for herself. Both women must grapple with loss, learn to accept love, and face impossible choices armed with little more than their courage and a belief that a bit of flour, yeast, sugar, and love can bring about a revolution of their own.
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Lynnsoprano
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I picked this up on a Kindle deal. A dual timeline story, plus food. Right up my alley 😄

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paisleyjess
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I got this as a little pick me up and overall it did the job. The good: it manages to be about a generational family in Paris without being about hidden secrets or either of the world wars, an uncommon and commendable feat. The not so good: the Lisette doesn't need two saviors at the end, and another near abandonment of her principles. The priest could have just stepped in and they moved on from there.

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Lsmoore43
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This is such a good book. I read and loved Girls On The Line by this same author and this one is even better.

It's two timelines and two main characters. Starting in 1870 with the threat of Prussians starving out Paris.

An excellent book. Grab it and devour it.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yrdnbhrx

@bookishaimie
@williammorrowbooks
@netgalley

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Danay
A Bakery in Paris: A Novel | Aimie K. Runyan
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I LOVE the way she incorporated the recipes into the storyline. Maybe I will bake some bread.

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SilversReviews
A Bakery in Paris: A Novel | Aimie K. Runyan
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Who doesn‘t love a bakery?

A family bakery from one generation to the next is even better.

A heartwarming read you won't want to miss. 5/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/yzv4fuye

@bookishaimie

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Reecaspieces
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SilversReviews
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FULL REVIEW 8/4.

Who doesn‘t love a bakery?

A family bakery from one generation to the next is even better.

We meet Lisette in 1870 and Micheline, the great granddaughter of Lisette, living in the aftermath of WWII.

We follow both women as their skills in the kitchen help them survive.

It is a heartwarming read you won't want to miss. 5/5

@aimiekrunyan
@WilliamMorrowBooks

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