Sharing a Good Book
I’m still thinking about a book I read recently, The Sweetness of Forgetting, by Kristin Harmel. It had great reviews and since part of it takes place on Cape Cod, I wanted to read it.
The story is about Hope McKenna Smith, a woman trying to have a life after her divorce, dealing with her teenage daughter who blames her for the breakup of the marriage, her mother’s recent death, and her beloved grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Hope is stuck running the family bakery, which is failing financially, instead of being an attorney as she had planned.
In a rare lucid period, her grandmother gives her a list of names and insists she find them in France. Her daughter’s interest spurs Hope to go to Paris where she discovers a secret her grandmother has protected for years, involving the Holocaust and an unfinished love story.
I don’t want to give any more away, but I will tell you, the book is peppered with mouth-watering recipes for the goods sold in the family bakery. Keep a snack and a pencil ready.
You can visit Kristin’s website at: www.kristinharmel.com.
I’m posting a few days early, no, it’s not Monday yet!