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Publisher's Note:

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 crème brulee weddin…

Always the Baker, Never the Bride

by Sandra D. Bricker

Overall Book Review:

Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker is the first novel of the Another Emma Rae Creation series.  The basic storyline is a typical, Christian fiction tale.  Boy and girl meet; they are annoyed by one another at first; by the end, things are solidified romantically.

Now onto the fun things about the story!  The author does a great job of bringing together a bunch of eclectic characters in a smooth way.  The characters are actually endearing and fun.  The only character that was a little flat was Jackson, but from the information surrounding characters present, that just might be his personality.

The romantic aspects of the book are sometimes funny, sometimes mushy, and sometimes barely there.  This works for the story.  The author also does not feel compelled to push the main couple to wedded bliss in their first week of acquaintance.  She actually allows time to pass and things to develop more slowly.

The final bonuses of the book are some recipes and interesting, quirky wedding tips and facts.  Don’t except to see all of the scrumptious recipes mentioned in the story, but there are a few to tempt the taste buds.  Overall this is an enjoyable read which will leave romantics satisfied without overindulging in sappy metaphors.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  None

Sex/Nudity:  Married and non-married couples kiss and embrace; mention is made of a television show mom sleeping with her child’s boyfriend.

Mature Subject Matter:

Death of a spouse, terminal illness, divorce.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Adult orders a martini, but does not drink it.  Adult used to consume alcohol.

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An accountant and CPA by profession, I found myself a book reviewer for Squeaky Clean Reads by happenstance. When the opportunity came to transform that website into Compass Book Ratings, I was excited to seize it and meld my business background with my love of books. As the mother of three teenage sons, I have read a large number of children and young adult books and I believe that there is great value in a content review service. As much as we would love to read everything our children read, there just isn’t enough time. I also appreciate being able to select books for myself that are really worth my precious and limited reading time. I believe there is a book out there for everyone–they just have to find it!