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Piece de Resistance

by Sandra Byrd
Series: French Twist #3
304 pages, Contemporary
Reviewed by Kristi

A charming, light read with sweet touches.

Plot

Lexi Stuart, recently returned from France, is excited to be working in the newly opened bakery in Seattle. What she doesn't expect is that she'll be entrusted with the responsibility of making the business successful in a few short months, or she'll have no job! Add to that her conflicted feelings for French employer Phillipe and his precious daughter, plus Lexi's American suitor Dan, and life is suddenly a bit too ooh la la!

Morality

The characters behave in a morally acceptable manner. Lexi is always open with her beaus about the fact that they are not dating exclusively.

Spiritual Content

Lexi is reading through the book of Philippians and sometimes pulls verses from it as she goes through the day. She attends church and both the men she's seeing are believers. I appreciated the way the spiritual elements were handled in this story. They are never overwhelming or preachy, but neatly included and charming.

Violence

None.

Drug and Alcohol Content

Some wine is mentioned, as this is a book with a heavy culinary bent. Drunkenness is not. One of the included recipes requires wine.

Sexual Content

Some kissing. Mention of date rape which occurred prior to the story in this book.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

This book was a joy to read. Definitely chick lit, it lacked the sometimes questionable elements present in secular offerings of the same genre. The text includes pictures of papers and texts that Lexi interacts with during the day, such as a billboard and a coupon, and also includes about five recipes from the story - a nice touch. This story definitely left me with a pleasant taste in my mouth.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: adult

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