I've been commenting for a couple months that I love the cover of Judith Fertig's debut novel, The Cake Therapist. Fertig is an award-winning cookbook author who teaches cooking classes across the country. Now, her first novel combines her knowledge of baking with her passion for storytelling.
When Claire "Neely" O'Neil returns to her Ohio hometown, she opens a bakery in a town that has made itself a bridal destination. The bakery, Rainbow Cake, is just what she always dreamed of. But, Neely has a special gift. She can "taste" feelings and customize her creations to help that person celebrate love or mourn a loss. That doesn't mean she can find answers in her own life.
While The Cake Therapist is Neely's story, there's also a mystery involved, the story of two sisters once known as Pickle and Olive. It's a story that carries throughout the book, just as Neely's cakes do.
So, this week, the publisher is giving away two copies of The Cake Therapist. (If it's not a mystery, my favorite novels are food-related.) If you'd like a chance to win this book, email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Please include your name and mailing address. Your subject line should read "Win The Cake Therapist." Entries from the U.S. only, please. The giveaway will end when I get home Sunday, June 7.