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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Ray Narrator: Jeanne Ray Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597102360
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Ruth loves to bake cakes. When she is alone, she dreams up variations on recipes. When she meditates, she imagines herself in the warm, comforting center of a gigantic bundt cake. If there is a crisis, she bakes a cake; if there is a reason to celebrate, she bakes a cake. Ruth sees it as an outward manifestation of an inner need to nurture her family - which is a good thing, because all of a sudden that family is rapidly expanding. First, her mother moves in after robbers kick in her front door in broad daylight. Then Ruth’s father, a lounge singer, who she’s seen only occasionally throughout her life, shatters both wrists and, having nowhere else to go, moves in, too. Her mother and father just happen to hate each other with a deep and poisonous emotion reserved only for life-long enemies. Oh, yes indeed! Add to this mix two teenagers, a gainfully employed husband who is suddenly without a job, and a physical therapist with the instincts of a Cheryl Richardson and you’ve got a delightful and amusing concoction that comes with its own delicious icing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/16/2014

    " This was a very satisfying story. And not as predictable as I thought it would be. If you are tempted to read Julia and Julie...don't...read this instead! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammi | 2/13/2014

    " Oh how I loved Ruth...anyone who can justify carrot bread as a vegetable serving is my kind of person. This was a very entertaining read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl Mosher | 2/11/2014

    " What a great book. I found the need to change one's career midway through life very refreshing. I love the family drama, but best of all, I love the idea of making cakes and getting caught up in baking-as-therapy. I like that there are recipes at the end as well. Such a light and fun and utterly fulfilling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryedith Walker | 2/8/2014

    " The narrator begins this book by saying that her idea of an imaginged place of peace and security is the middle of a bundt cake. As a "perfect storm" of family problems hit her, she indeed finds a better sort of refuge in her love of baking. Funny, with more than superficial ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tryn | 1/31/2014

    " This book made me laugh out loud and I needed a laugh. It's full of hope in the midst of family crisis and change. I loved all the baking detail and cake fantasies. I enjoyed the lively dialogue and likable characters. The setting for the entire book, except for a couple of incidents near the end, is a home, mostly the kitchen, so the book had a familiar, cozy feeling to it, especially since I read a lot of it in my own kitchen, while stirring the sauce or eating lunch with the kids. Sometimes I felt the cake scheme was coming together a little too easily, without many obstacles, but the cakes aren't the real plot-line. Restoring relationships is what is really going on. And the cakes are the centerpiece at this multi-generation family table. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregandemy | 1/28/2014

    " I loved this book. was just a fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ivy | 1/27/2014

    " I finished it so I guess it can't be that bad. My pickings were prety slim, though. I found the story too goody-two-shoes. It was unrealistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna Randall | 1/27/2014

    " I liked it but didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cayenne | 1/23/2014

    " I really loved this book. I thought it dealt very realistically with family issues and I thought the main character was very believable and likeable. I related to her almost too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie4 | 1/17/2014

    " This book was very fun. It made me want to bake everyday. I found a lot of her comfort in cake the same as mine. She even loved Chet Baker!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petula Darling | 12/31/2013

    " This was a 3 1/2 star book, but I was feeling generous since it was so much more enjoyable than the two other books I'm slogging through right now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 12/7/2013

    " Loved this book! Quick good enjoyable read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Mcarthur | 12/5/2013

    " I've read this book twice. I didn't think it was possible, but I liked it more the second time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 11/25/2013

    " Meh. Not much to it. I have no baking desires so I couldn't relate to that. Mostly this book made me want to eat cake. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Lambert | 11/19/2013

    " A cute story with a focus on job loss and a job found, which involves baking cakes. For the ambitious the, from scratch, recipes are in the back of the book. Lite and quick reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena Prophete | 11/15/2013

    " Book Journeys. Really enjoyed reading the drama of entertaining parents, spouse and children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 7/22/2013

    " I loved this book. It was a cute story and easy read. It really made me want to eat cake and I can't wait to try some of the recipes at the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 11/28/2012

    " Fun novel that makes you want to develop a talent. Wish I could make cakes like the main character in this book. You look at your family and parents and what makes your family tick. Fun book that I listened to on audio while I decorated 5 cakes for a neighbors wedding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 11/9/2012

    " A very delightful and pleasant read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindy | 9/26/2012

    " A fun, lol, read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 6/28/2012

    " A well written and enjoyable book. I bought other books by her as well and look forward to reading them when I want a lighter fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheridan | 6/4/2012

    " Easy and fun read. LOVED the description of the cakes. Love that the family worked together and supported mom in her dreams. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Bell | 4/1/2012

    " A funny book that also explores family relationships. Great for anyone who loves to bake, eat, or has a family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davinie | 2/22/2012

    " I liked this one! It's about empowering your self and following your passion. Very cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/25/2011

    " I liked this more than any reasonable person should like a book about cake. Great life lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy Hedrick | 12/20/2011

    " I had to take time to get into this book, but it was worth it--a novel of transformation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmgrosso | 7/19/2011

    " From one baker to the next, it hit home. Good, fun, and quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn S | 6/23/2011

    " Very light, and delicious with good humor, love, hate and tasty, food for thought about changing your job, life, and keeping your family together. Would recommend for anyone that likes to cook, or is a sucker for a great love story. People do lose these jobs, and still make it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suelibevg | 5/23/2011

    " I like this author. She lets you know what the characater is thinking and it is sometimes the way I think. She has a sense of humor as well! Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/13/2011

    " I listened to it on tape. It has a good message for life lessons of how people can pull together during challenging times, with humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/24/2011

    " Love this author's voice. I feel like she could be a friend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/16/2011

    " Really fun book to read. I adored the main character, she tried so hard. Loved reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 4/6/2011

    " I read this long ago, but loved it at the time. I think I stayed up reading into the wee hours of morning :) I remember it being a clean book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 3/31/2011

    " I know a lot of people really like this book, but I only thought it was okay. It is a nice story, but I thought it was too predictable. Maybe part of my problem what that I listened it and the author's reading of it was very monotonous. Some swearing, but otherwise clean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 3/31/2011

    " Karin, I just read your review and I agree completely with you. It is sweet, but not an outstanding book. I am looking forward to all the different cakes at out book group discussion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/29/2011

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. The descriptions of the cakes and the connection of the main character had me dreaming of cake. However, the plotline was predictable at best. So if you're looking to lose yourself in an amazing chocolate bunt cake with whipped lemon icing, read on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 3/1/2011

    " I liked it but didn't love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 2/28/2011

    " Not enough of a story for me. Boring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/24/2011

    " Wonderful, light novel. My friend Monica recommended her to book club. "

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