Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book Review: The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Thomas Nelson Publishing, via Booklook Bloggers, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


This week I've got a few books about friendship- it's our theme this week!

This new book comes out on Feb 9th!
But you can pre-order the Kindle version NOW for a HUGE sale price!

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake  cover


Synopsis:

Why won’t you just tell me what’s in that cake?” I’d been trying to get Laine’s recipe for years. We all had.
When all else fails, turn to the divine taste of hummingbird cake.

In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.

Carrigan, Ella Rae, and Laine have been friends since kindergarten . . . since the day Ella Rae beat up a boy who tried to pick on Laine. They all still live in the small town of Bon Dieu Falls, Louisiana, and they’ve been through everything together, from a State Softball Championship to Carrigan’s elopement at seventeen. And Laine is still trying to keep the other two out of trouble.


But when cancer threatens to rip the trio apart, their world spins in a way they’ve never known before. How deep do the bonds of friendship go? Through it all, they just may discover the secret to the divine taste of hummingbird cake—and the secret to a friendship that never ends.

Review:

Grab the box of kleenex before you start reading this one! you'll need it because you are laughing so hard, your're snorting, and then you'll be crying. To me this is the TRUE tale of Southern women- this trio of women IS me and my friends, and other women I've known. Everything rings 100% true to life, even to almost taking the secret of your famous cake to the grave. The author has the local Louisiana nuances right as well. Call it Redneck, but the people in this story are ones you know you could rely on in cases of trauma and drama. Like the Divine Secrets of the Ya Yas and Steel Magnolias, this book is bound to stand the test of time, as women recognize themselves, their friends and family in this book. It's hard to believe this is the author's FIRST book! Do NOT miss this one, it's gonna be the talk of the Spring! 

And if you want to make up your own Hummingbird Cake- check out this one from Southern Living, it's pretty near to our family recipe!

About the author:

Celeste Fletcher McHale lives on her family farm in Central Louisiana where she enjoys raising a variety of animals. Her hobbies include writing, football, baseball, and spending much time with her grandchildren.Check out her website for more info

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