Louise Miller’s debut, The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living: a Novel, will warm your heart in these cold winter months. When 32-year-old pastry chef Livvy Rawlings has to get away from an incident she created while working at a Boston dinner club, she retreats to a small Vermont town and the support of her best friend, Hannah. As she reevaluates her life, she takes a job baking at the local inn, discovering a kindred spirit and what it means to belong. This book is also filled with great baking tips that you may want to try out this holiday season; Miller is, unsurprisingly, a pastry chef from Boston.
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