Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
Neely is back, and her bakeshop is a pleasant, delicious, heartwarming way to spend an evening of reading.
The smells, the visuals of the baked goods, and the taste of everything Ms. Fertig describes makes your mouth water.
THE MEMORY OF LEMON begins with a difficult bride who can't decide on her wedding cake flavor and venue. Neely just can't "taste" her personality and choose the perfect flavor for the bride. There is something familiar for Neely about the venue the bride chooses, but she can't place it.
THE MEMORY OF LEMON has familiar characters and brings the warmth of the characters back as we share Neely's life as a baker who knows what flavor cake and icing you are, as a woman getting a divorce, as a woman who is in charge of carrying for her grandmother, as a woman whose father wants to reconnect after 20 years, and as a woman who wants to reconnect with her childhood sweetheart.
I enjoyed reconnecting with the characters. The book can be read as a stand alone, though.
THE MEMORY OF LEMON is another sweet read but also a read that has some not-so-sweet aspects for Neely.
ENJOY when you read THE MEMORY OF LEMON.
My not-perfect rating is because the flashbacks were a bit confusing. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.