Blog Tour: How To Bake The Perfect Apple Pie | Gina Henning
A scrumptious pie. A long distance guy. 4th of July fireworks guaranteed.
Lauren Hauser has it all…nearly. With a shiny new job and sparkly new engagement ring on her finger, the only thing she’s missing is her gorgeous new fiancé by her side. Should she be worried? Jack’s kisses are as sizzling as always and, sure, long distance is hard but, she and Jack are solid, right?
Of course the stress of planning a wedding—or not—is nothing compared to the stress of baking an apple pie. Because it’s not just any apple pie that Lauren must bake for the 4th of July contest; it’s her grandmother’s famous, award-winning apple pie! Yet Lauren is determined to make this pie her own and a little apple pie should be no problem for the Hauser clan dessert queen…!
But with her new job taking up so much time, a prize pie to perfect and the growing distance between her and Jack, Lauren begins to wonder if she can really have it all… Only one things for sure, there’ll be fireworks this 4th of July!
I love a good romantic novel, where we see the development of a new relationship and spend the entire book working out what or who will come in their way. This book is different because our couple are already in a relationship. In fact they are engaged but there is one huge problem, they live in completely different places. So the long distance thing is quite clearly painful for them both and tests the strength of their relationship.
Initially I was nervous about reading this book as there are previous books to this series but I was reassured that this book could be read as a stand alone. This book really does work as a stand alone novel, but I couldn't help but wonder how Jack and Lauren got together so I may need to read the other books at some point.
One thing is clear, and that is that Lauren and Jack are crazy for each other, and many people are putting pressure on them to set a date for their wedding. There are also some awful people in Lauren's work place that make things difficult for her in more ways than one. I don't intend to elaborate on this purely because it is so much more fun to let you discover the drama for yourself. You will find it entertaining as well as comically infuriating at the same time.
This a great story but at times I wanted to shout at the two lead characters sometimes but that makes the story that much more interesting. The family situations that Lauren find herself are equally amusing as they are endearing. The part about the apple pie though, for me, could have been included in the story a little more than it was.
Other than that a lovely read that I managed to get through in a few evenings.
I gave this book a scrummy yummy 8/10
Gina Henning currently resides where bluebonnets line the highways in the spring, but she prefers the rock flower anemone from under the sea. Above the ocean's surface Gina likes to dance with her three boys and travel to exotic places like the grocery store with her husband. Her pooch Schatzi is a mix between German Shepherd and possibly pig. One of Gina's favorite pastimes is running. She recently completed her one-and-done marathon. At the end of the day her glass of wine is always half-full.a Rafflecopter giveaway