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Always the Baker Never the Bride (Another Emma Rae Creation) [Paperback]

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1 Oct 2010 Another Emma Rae Creation (Book 1)
Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here s the rub about her job as a baker Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning creme brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she s never even had one full slice of it. When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and include her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It s going to be a really rotten day. Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture? Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs?"

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (1 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426707622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426707629
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,669,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet but not correct 24 Jan 2011
A nice, sweet (pun intended) book. The story flows well and I liked reading it. It is a good laugh with lively characters.
I am not a baker so I won't be saying if the recipes in the book are feasible or not but for sure they made my mouth water and dream of a well made cake with a cup of coffee.
Just one thing if I may. The baker is diabetic, Type 1 to be precise and this was something that made me more prone to read the book. I was curious how she handled it all.
Well from that point of view I am very disappointed. The author gives a very wrong impression of what diabetes entails and its everyday management.
I am quite sure that if Emma Rae Travis tackled her diabetes the way it was described in the book with one dose of insulin now and then "an injection of insulin if necessary, which it wasn't tonight" she would have been probably dead ages ago. Type 1 diabetes need more than one insulin shot a day not only to control blood glucose levels but simply to survive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Fun Read 31 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I quite enjoyed this book, which I downloaded when it was free - not sure I'd have paid full price for it????

I loved the characters, and the surprises. Like others have said, it was a bit too pushy on the religous side of things I thought. Would possibly look out for others by the same writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars such a great book! loved reading it! 9 Jun 2013
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This book is such a great book for all ages, perhaps more targeted at women than men, but overall an easy, fairly quick read that makes your heart melt! Love this book, a lovely ending as well!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I was drawn to this book by the eye-catching cover and sweet sounding summary, thinking it would be an interesting contemporary romance. There was also the added incentive that at the time it was a kindle freebie of course.

The book finds diabetic pastry chef Emma recruited to work for the newly refurbished Tanglewood Hotel, under the steely eye of hotel owner Jackson. Jackson opened the hotel in homage to his late wife- it was her dream to refurbish the place and he is determined to honour his promise to her. Sparks are soon flying between them but Emma has enough problems of her own, namely her feuding parents and the emergence of her former boyfriend- one of the first grooms whose wedding cake she is all set to design.

As I've said, I picked this up expecting a sweet romance but I personally found it a bit dull and also a bit inconsistent. I'm not a doctor by any means, but I found the way that diabetes was depicted in this story to be a bit laissez faire when I think about it. I was initially drawn to this book on the premise that the baker in the story was diabetic and wondered how that would impact on her life and career if she could barely taste her own creations. How would she cope? Type 1 diabetes is the most severe form of the illness which can have a really detrimental impact on the person who has it, yet Emma seemed to get by fairly ok with just a few shots of insulin. There was no thorough mention of the symptoms and side effects that diabetes can cause as well as its effects on the sufferer, which would have been a real opportunity for the author to highlight awareness of the illness, yet she just didn't run with it enough and seemed to concentrate more on the romance aspects, when the illness itself had been particularly highlighted in the books summary.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Silly romantic nonsense 25 April 2013
By joboy
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This book shows very little understanding of the true effect on ones lifestyle caused by the health implications of diabetes.
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