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Always the Baker, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation (Another Emma Rae Creation) [Kindle Edition]

Sandra D. Bricker
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

But who would want a cake they couldn’t eat?

Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that.  A baker of confections who is diabetic and can’t enjoy them.  When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family circus." The Atlanta social scene will never be the same!



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 391 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1426707622
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00436EZYO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,677 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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
Format:Paperback
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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Nicola F (Nic) TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Surprising in its dullness 14 Sept. 2011
By HD
Format:Kindle Edition
One of the blandest novels I have ever read. The plot basically goes: diabetic baker gets new job, everything goes to plan with no hitches, she and her boss develop a relationship, again fairly smoothly, the end. Lacks drama,plot, characterisation, and a basic understanding of diabetes. Having said that, there is an (I presume unintentionally) hilarious line in the scene where the couple declare their love for each other- the heroine says 'I feel woozy' to which the hero replies 'Do you need something to eat?' Seriously, it's all like that. But mostly without the ridiculousness to cheer it up. At least it was free...
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