Bliss (Bliss Bakery Trilogy #1) (Paperback)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062084248, 400pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
The perfect novel for young readers who love baking and magic!
Rosemary Bliss's family has a secret. It's the Bliss Cookery Booke—an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Singing Gingersnaps.
Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke locked away while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. "Aunt" Lily rides a motorcycle and also whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, non-magical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lily—a lot less fun.
So Rose and her siblings experiment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke. A few Love Muffins and Cookies of Truth couldn't cause too much trouble . . . could they?
Kathryn Littlewood's culinary caper blends rich emotional flavor with truly enchanting wit, yielding one heaping portion of hilarious family adventure.
About the Author
Kathryn Littlewood is a writer, actress, comedienne, and bon vivant who lives in New York City, works often in Los Angeles, and has a sweet tooth for pain au chocolat and sweet novels for middle-grade readers. This, her third novel, joins Bliss and A Dash of Magic in the Bliss trilogy.
Praise For Bliss (Bliss Bakery Trilogy #1)…
— Wall Street Journal
“Middle-grade readers who enjoy slapstick humor and fantastical adventures will get a generous helping of each here in what amounts to an impressive debut.”
— Boston Globe
“The children’s attempts at magic and the subsequent flubs simply make this cannot-put-it-down delectable.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Delicious and exciting.”
— Washington Post
“A heroine with baking in her blood and a zany plot liberally sprinkled with humor blend into fun family adventure. Lighthearted bliss.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Littlewood’s first novel mixes the sincere and the silly with entertaining results.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Humor abounds in this sweet story that stresses the importance of family, and readers will enjoy getting to know the eccentric Bliss family. ”
— School Library Journal
“This sweet (but never syrupy) story has surprising substance and broad appeal. A humorous tone, clear, thoughtful writing, and a brisk pace will also ensure that this one is gobbled up quickly.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books