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4.14.2016

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake ~ Review

The Secret of Hummingbird Cake
By Celeste Fletcher McHale

They've been friends forever.  Seen one another through the hard times and Hummingbird Cake has been the favorite comfort offering Laine has always given. Carrigan, Ella Rae, and Laine are as close as three friends can be.  They'll tell it like it is and offer a shoulder to cry on when needed.  But these three friends are about to face a foe they've never before had to face.

Life isn't always good but there are moments that make the pain worth it.  This is a story about friendship, secrets, and life.  And through it all is the sharing of a well-loved cake ~ one whose secret is a well guarded secret, or maybe not.

Life and friendship is a series of choices, both good and bad.  And the choices that we make today will be with us for all our tomorrows.  If we are blessed those closest to us will see past the bad ones and stick with us through it all.

I have to admit the cover of this book is quite lovely and yet deceptively simple much like the synopsis of this book.  There is more to this book than one would first suppose from the back cover description.  If you are looking for a perfect life you won't find it between these covers, but you will find a friendship I think we would all love to call our own. And the secret to hummingbird cake, well you'll just need to read the book to find out.

I was provided a copy of this book by the Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest opinion and thoughts.




About the Book:
“Why won’t you just tell me what’s in that cake?” I’d been trying to get Laine’s recipe for years. We all had.
 When all else fails, turn to the divine taste of hummingbird cake.
In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.
 In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way.