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January 7, 2021

Read this Light and Fun Romance: THE AMISH BAKER'S RIVAL by Marie E. Bast

by Susan Roberts

"Mary would probably enter the competition.  But if either of them won, they could capture a lot of town and tourist business. As a result, it could possibly drive the other out of business...He liked her, and he would truly hate never seeing her again." (p19)

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The Amish Baker's Rival
December 2020; Love Inspired; 978-1335488602
ebook, print (224 pages); romance
This past year has been so unsettling that I've lost my ability to calm down and read a couple of times.  When I try to read nothing catches my interest yet I feel lost without a book in my hands. What really helps me get out of my book slumps is reading light and fluffy romance - you know, boy meets girl and after a few problems they live happily after.  We all know that real life doesn't always work out that way but it's still fun and relaxing to dream about it.

The Amish Baker's Rival is the book that got me out of my last reading slump. The characters are well written and it's easy to get invested in their struggles to get married.  The story was fun to read with a few twists and turns to keep it interesting.  Overall, it was a great book.

Mary is an Amish baker who runs the Sweet Delights bakery. The townspeople all love her baking and she has a steady stream of customers until a new grocery and deli opens across the road.  AND the owner, Noah,  is a baker and provides some great pastries. Mary is afraid that she'll lose customers to Noah and will lose her business.  She decides to enter a local baking contest to win $10,000 by baking the best apple dessert. She thinks she has a chance to win until she finds out that Noah is entering the contest too.  The two are rivals and both interested in keeping their business up and running but the more time they spend together, the more they begin to care about each other.  The main problem is that he is not Amish. They both have big decisions and changes to make in their lives if they want to have a romance. Will they be able to make changes or will their differences keep them apart? 

Read this fun book to find out!

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review my book.

  2. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours