A glorious women's read - intelligent, warm and wholly satisfying. Very commercial, in the classy contemporary American vein of Anita Shreve. Her debut novel sold over 60,000 copies in paperback alone. Both Judi Hendrick's previous novels received excellent reviews: 'A real comfort read, as wholesomely satisfying as warm bread straight from the oven' Sunday Times. 'A warm-hearted novel of a woman coming to terms with her new life working in a bakery ... The novel's prevailing tone is sassy, but it is never facile, often funny and conveys a convincing sense of the pain of being abandoned' Elizabeth Buchan. 'An uplifting tale of a woman taking charge of her own life' Family Circle. 'Captivating ... you won't be able to put it down' 19. 'She calls to mind Barbara Kingsolver in her affinity for wise women and the power of close female friendships' Booklist. 'An engaging read' USA Today. 'Hendricks creates a compelling character whose wry, bemused and ultimately wise voice hooks the reader' Publishers Weekly. 'A luscious read; it's pure escapism for those who don't want to think but can' Observer.
Judi Hendricks has been a journalist, a baker, and has worked in PR. She now writes full time. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband.
a warm and engaging story about the group of women bakers producing beautiful bread and cakes that become famed throughout Seattle - PUBLISHING NEWSA piece of literature to be savoured rather than hurried...a recommended read for anyone in a faltering relationship who could use both a touch of escapism and mysticism - NEW BOOKS MAG