Bliss (Paperback)

By Hilary Fields

Redhook, 9780316277389, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

List Price: 16.00*
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Nothing says "oops" like your naked ass skidding in the salmon mousse...

A year ago, pastry chef Serafina Wilde's seemingly perfect life fell to pieces. So now, when her eccentric Aunt Pauline calls from Santa Fe needing her help, Sera jumps at the chance to start over. Pauline even offers to let her take over the family business, "Pauline's House of Passion," and turn it into a bakery... provided she agrees not to ditch the "back room." Cupcakes and sex toys don't exactly mix but Sera is willing to try, and what she finds in the beautiful City Different is the best life has to offer --- if she has the courage to go for it.

About the Author

A scion of Manhattan's Upper East Side, Hilary Fields began writing her first novel at age sixteen. She continued to write even as she studied classics and philosophy at St. John's College, a tiny liberal arts college with the good fortune to be located upon a mountainside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Though she returned to New York City for several years, penning three historical romances under another name and working as a copywriter and web editor, her heart remained in the Land of Enchantment. Finally, life took a ride on art's coattails, and she followed the heroine of her novel out to the sunny southwest. She currently resides in Santa Fe with her husband and three slightly sulky kitties. When not writing, she's usually elbow deep in bread dough, balls of yarn, or huffing and puffing up one of the local hiking trails.

Praise For Bliss

"I loved every page of this deliciously funny, jaw-droppingly scandalous, full-of-heart novel about life, love, family, food, and very interesting back rooms. An absolute must-read."—Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club and Finding Colin Firth

"Cupcakes, sex toys, and a hippie lesbian aunt -- this book contains all the elements of my ideal life. Go on a wacky little adventure with Hilary Fields and enjoy the stranger side of Santa Fe."—Sara Benincasa, author of Agorafabulous!

"The best new book we've read in a long time!"—Woman's Day

"Charming characters...interesting and fun."—Library Journal

"An engrossing story with a unique cast of characters-both human and animal-written in a unique and confident voice."—Kirkus on Last Chance Llama Ranch