Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rosalia's Bittersweet Pastry Shop - Review & Giveaway

Review by Hope Smith
Bittersweet is the perfect word to describe Rosalia’s story.  Kidnapped and abused, Rosalia was rescued by nuns and brought to the convent.  There she turned to baking as a way to heal.  Her story is the inspiration behind some of the delicious pastries.  And when a food writer catches wind of this unique convent based bakery, she’s anxious to not only sample some of the desserts, but also learn more about the history behind it all.  But what she’ll take away from it is more than just a fascinating story.  She’ll see how food is much more than just nourishment for the body, but also food for the soul. 

Both tragic and sweet, this story will bring about many emotions.  The author does a delicious job incorporating mouth-watering desserts and even gifts us with some recipes at the end. 

Overall a worth-while read and one I would definitely recommend.

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About the Author:
ROSANNA CHIOFALO is the author of Bella Fortuna, Carissima, Stella Mia and Seven Days of Christmas, a novella that appears in the When The Snow Falls collection.

An avid traveler, she enjoys setting her novels in the countries she's visited. A first-generation Italian American, her novels also draw on her rich cultural background. When she isn't traveling or daydreaming about her characters, Rosanna keeps busy testing out new recipes in her kitchen.

Currently, she is hard at work writing her next novel.

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Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop by Rosanna Chiofalo

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  1. This book sounds really good. I enjoy reading books about food and that have recipes. Looking forward to checking this one out. And that cover is delicious!!

  2. Sounds like a great read. I love the cover.