Friday, January 23, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd is a cute, fun novel about “chick-lit” novel that integrates faith elements without being too preachy. Alexandra Smart, better known as Lexi, is on a quest for a life she always thought she wanted: the perfect job, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment. Obsessed with anything and everything French, Lexi finds lands a counter job at a local French bakery.

Lexi is a delightful character, far more interesting than the usual Christian fiction fare. She shoots pool, enjoys beer or a glass of wine, she finds her church single’s group equivalent to a meat market, but realizes that she won’t get anything right until she gets right with God.
Readers will find this delectable mix of faith, fun and fiction has all the right ingredients for a romantic and enjoyable read. While this was my first Sandra Byrd novel, it definitely will not be my last.