Today I’m reviewing Gina Henning’s chick lit novel, How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie.
Here’s a little about it:
Lauren Hauser is home for the holidays, and she’s been given a challenge: preparing her grandmother’s pecan pie. The problem? Lauren’s not famed for her baking skills. In fact, while her sister would win Star Baker every week, and her mom at least knows a sieve from a spatula, Lauren’s bakes have always been more dangerous than delicious!
Still, no Thanksgiving would be complete without dessert…which is why Lauren finds herself searching for pecans on Thanksgiving Eve. Stumbling into a gorgeous stranger laden down with bags of pecans seems like a holiday miracle…but despite Jack’s kissable lips he’s frostier than a snow cone…and out of sight before she can say ‘Macy’s Parade’!
As the clock counts down to Thanksgiving dinner, Lauren is running out of time. And without her grandmother’s perfect pecan pie it won’t be a very Happy Thanksgiving! What Lauren needs is a knight in shining armour. And it might just be that the magic of Thanksgiving will find her one after all…
I just adored the writing style, it pulled me right into the story and Lauren’s predicament. It’s so funny and cute. Lauren and Jack have the worst first impressions of each other to work through and it turns into an entertaining love story. I found the characters very relatable. Her family is hilarious. This book made me want to make a pecan pie so much! I agree with Lauren’s grandmother, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the pecan pie. This year, I will definitely make Grandma Hauser’s pie (though I won’t be driving to Tibor farms to get the perfect pecans…). There are a few minor curse words, but otherwise this is a clean read with a sweet romance. It was hard to put down and I wanted to go immediately into the sequel.
Gina Henning currently resides where bluebonnets line the highways in the spring, but she prefers the rock flower anemone from under the sea. Above the ocean’s surface Gina likes to dance with her three boys and travel to exotic places like the grocery store with her husband. Her pooch Schatzi is a mix between German Shepherd and possibly pig. One of Gina’s favorite pastimes is running. She recently completed her one-and-done marathon. At the end of the day her glass of wine is always half-full.