Blurb; January 1941: As Charlie Barton tiptoes silently out of the house one cold winter morning to go off and fight for his country, his wife Audrey is left to run the family bakery on her own.
Times are tougher than ever, but at the Barton Bakery in Bournemouth, Audrey is determined as always to serve the town with love, loaves and cakes, even as the town is reeling from the struggles of the Blitz.
Audrey’s brother William has returned from battle with serious wounds. His fiancé Elsie is waiting for wedding bells, but William is a changed man, and will her hopes be in vain?
Bakery helper Maggie has her heart set on dashing officer George. But will George still want to marry her when he discovers the truth about her family?
And Lily, Audrey’s stepsister, is struggling to raise her illegitimate baby and facing judgement from many in the town. The man who broke her heart returns with an offer, and Lily faces a hard decision about where her future lies.
When disaster strikes the bakery, Audrey fears that everything she has worked for may be ruined. With her shop threatened and her family in turmoil, can she fight to save everything she holds dear?
My Review; What a brilliant historical story! I am a big fan of this genre. Wartime Brides & Wedding Cakes is an emotional, uplifting and well written story which is easy to devour. This is book number two in the Wartime Bakery series and I will be going back to read book one.
I loved the setting within the book, a perfect little bakery and the characters who all come together to form one big family during the war. This story has it all romance, weddings, loss and destruction while in the middle of a war. I enjoyed reading this story and would highly recomnend it to you all. Also, I think the cover is beautiful.
I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book of the series as this story ended on a major cliffhanger but happily! I’m waiting…. A well deserved four stars from me.