The Key to Love

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The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she’s created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral–or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He’s definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard. Just when it seems Bri’s bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she’s kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri’s recipe just needs to be tweaked. Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn’t always look the way we expect–and maybe that’s a good thing.
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Sweet all around – from the macarons to the love lock wall! Betsy St. Amant’s book, The Key to Love, is one that could be the premise of a Hallmark movie. When a small town bakery is struggling to thrive, the only hope they have is resting on a journalist who is the least likely to appreciate the heart of their business and write a raving review.

It was easy to imagine stepping through the doors of the Pastry Puff and getting to know the people of the town. The two sisters who own the bakery are hilarious in their banter back and forth. The tension between the bakery chef, Bri Duval, and Gerard Portier, the motorcycle riding journalist, is predictable but not a deal breaker. The characters overcome disappointment but discover that expectations can hide the very things you are searching for. Overall the story was witty, charming, wholesome and a fun read! Don’t be surprised when you start craving macarons!


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