Bread Alone by Judi Hendricks

About the book

Thirty-one-year-old Wynter Morrison is lost when her husband leaves her for another woman. Desperate for a change, she moves to Seattle, where she spends aimless hours at a local bakery sipping coffee and inhaling the sweet aromas of freshly-made bread. These visits bring back memories of the time she aprenticed at a French boulangerie, when her passion for bread-making nearly led her to leave college and become a baker. Once again, the desire to bake bread consumes her thoughts. When offered a position at the bake shop, Wyn quickly accepts, hoping that the baking will help her move on. But soon Wyn discovers that the making of bread—the kneading of the dough—possesses an unexpected and wondrous healing power—one that will ultimately renew her heart and her soul.

Reviewed by The Laurels Reading Group:

A very ‘readable’ book that provoked lively discussion. We were sympathetic towards Wyn and the way she faced her problems, but weren’t sure we ‘liked’ her as a person. We explored her relationship with her mother and the way she felt about her father. Is Mac, the right one for her, we are unsure! Hope there is a sequel.

Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “Bread Alone by Judi Hendricks”

  1. Review by Wallington Village Reading Group:
    Appealed to the bread makers of the group. Sounded authentic. Couple of French mistakes which were annoying. Author’s sense of humour liked by some. Light read, quite pleasant.
    Star rating: ** or ***

  2. Review by King’s Somborne Reading Group:
    The group was divided – some thought it utter tosh, others though it an interesting commentary on modern life and fleeting relationships. Enjoyable but slight and predictable.
    Star rating: ***

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