Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madeleine

A chance encounter, a patisserie, back and forth in time, and secrets that will keep you turning the pages.

We meet Guillaume du Frere in 1910 who started out as a railway man, met the daughter of the owner of a patisserie, and then saved her life.  Saving her life took Guillaume away from the difficult railway work and into the sweet, hard-working life in a patisserie.

We meet Petra  in 1988 who is writing a thesis and stumbles upon the files of her grandfather who has a secret that is well hidden but a secret that she wants to uncover.

THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE was a fun, breezy read for me even though it took a few chapters to get going.

I enjoyed the characters, the time travel, the delicious pastries, the mystery​ of what her grandfather had done, the love story, and a few other secrets. 


Ms. Madeleine's writing draws you in, puts you in Paris 1910, makes your mouth water at the mention of the sweets, and seamlessly takes you to 1988 as you try to put together the pieces along with Petra to solve the mystery of what the words "Forgive Me" meant and what they had to do with her grandfather and his secret.  

The beautiful cover adds to the sweetness of the love story as well as the intrigue of THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE.

 ENJOY when you read THE CONFECTIONER'S TALE4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in return for an honest review.​


13 comments:

  1. I hope you get to read this book.

    Thank you for stopping.

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  2. This cover is lit! I want the book so bad now! 😣
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. The cover does pull you in.

      Thanks for stopping, Voracious Bookling.

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  3. It sounds like a nice read, Elizabeth. I like that it's about her grandfather's secret. Usually in books like this it would be the grandmother's secret :)

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    1. LOL...that is true about grandmother.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this book, Elizabeth! The cover is quite pretty and it sounds like the contents have all the right ingredients of an engaging story. Very nice, concise review!

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    1. Thank you, Suko.

      It was a good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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    1. It was good.

      I hope you get to read it.

      Thanks for stopping, pilch92.

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    1. It was a good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

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  7. Definitely one I'd read and the cover is gorgeous. And those pastries....

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    1. Oh yes on the pastries...they sounded so yummy.

      ENJOY when you read the book.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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