Sunday, February 19, 2012
Part love letter to New York, part love letter to Paris, and total devotion to all things sweet. Paris, My Sweet is a personal and moveable feast that’s a treasure map for anyone who loves fresh cupcakes and fine chocolate, New York and Paris, and life in general. It’s about how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a sliver of cheesecake and about how the life you’re meant to live doesn’t always taste like the one you envisioned. Organized into a baker’s dozen of delicacies (and the adventures they inspired) that will tempt readers’ appetites, Paris, My Sweet is something to savor.
My Thoughts: This was a pure fun book! Amy has to make a decision . . . stay in New York or go to Paris. Doesn't sound like a hard decision, for Amy it's a little difficult. While she loves New York, she's always wanted to go to Paris and she's been given the opportunity through her job. Whether in Paris or New York Amy takes you on a delectable feast. The way she describes the sweets is like a designer describing their latest creation. I found myself completely absorbed in not only the sweets but the places she was describing. This book will take you out of the winter blues, I highly recommend it!!!!
Truman Wiley used to report news stories from around the world, but now the most troubling headlines are his own. He's out of work, out of touch with his family, out of his home. But nothing dogs him more than his son's failing heart. With mounting hospital bills and Truman's penchant for gambling his savings, the situation seems hopeless--until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline.
Truman Wiley is a man at the end of his rope. He has no job, he's lost his home, his car, his marriage is falling apart, if all of that isn't bad enough his son, Aiden is dying from an heart ailment and is in desperate need of a heart transplant.
His wife, Ellen throws him a life line when she comes to him and tells him that Oleta the wife of Terrance Conley who is a death row inmate wants him to write a book about his life, his execution is forth coming and he wants to give their son his heart. Truman is shocked but is willing to write the story.
No sooner does Truman get the retainer from Oleta than he has hit the gambling tables and it is gone! He can't bear to go and visit his son, and when he does he hardly stays. Enter his daughter Abigail who is determined to help him write this story and hold him accountable with regards to Aiden.
Chris Fabry has written a true to life story with Not In The Heart. I felt every emotion, and I wanted to literally kill Truman more than once. The characters are so vivid and the emotion is so real you feel as if you are right there with them. I highly recommend this book.
B&B Media asked us to share if we had a Truman in our life. YUP! I was married to one. My former husband was just like Truman Wiley. He didn't gamble . . he cheated. When my 2nd daughter was really sick as a baby he couldn't bring himself to enter the hospital, I was there all the time. He also spent money faster than it was made. Drove me crazy! I could identify with Ellen, as it is really hard to run a family when your partner is off doing their own thing with no regard for the rest of the family.