Betsy St. Amant
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.
But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.
As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself—her—is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana with her young daughter and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God’s grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing.
This is a deliciously wonderful, not-to-be-missed novel!!!
Who knew you could enjoy the decadent thrill of sweets without any of the calories? Beware: this book can cause sugar cravings:) I’m a fan of all of those Food Channel competition shows and am so thrilled that Betsy used this as her setting for the story! I love Kat. She’s apprehensive about breaking out of her shell and taking a risk- aren’t we all? Lucas is a wonderful example of self-sacrificing love. They both have stuff to work through, in their relationships with others and together.
When Lucas is face with a decision that could ruin everything for Kat…what will he choose? I just loved cheering these two on as the story progressed!
Most of all, this story was an amazing reminder that God knows us. He knows our dreams and He cultivates in us the gifts and abilities to fulfill His purpose in and through us!
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE; FANTASTIC; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****