The Bakers Daughter by Sarah McCoy

The book for our September Meetup is The Baker's Daughter by  Sarah McCoy.

Here's a description:

In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.

Sixty years later, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine, and she sits down with the owner of Elsie's German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy interview. But Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story—a story that resonates with her own turbulent past. For Elsie, Reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of that last bleak year of World War II. As the two women's lives become intertwined, both are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.

 

 

 

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  • Brandi

    It was well written, just not my favorite genre.

    September 24

  • Ellen M.

    As always had a wonderful time! Sometimes a large group allows you the opportunity to really get to know those sitting next to you. We have a great group! Thanks Brandi!

    September 22

  • Ellen M.

    As always had a wonderful time! Sometimes a large group allows you the opportunity to really get to know those sitting next to you. We have a great group! Thanks Brandi!

    September 22

  • Darlene M.

    The book was interesting with historical facts that were Ind boggling.

    September 20

  • Kat A.

    I loved this book. Enjoy!

    September 18

  • Beth C.

    I'll be there

    September 9

  • Gerene

    I'm still on waitlist but what about Wrights or yes Datz

    August 26

  • Beth C.

    What happened with MiMi's?

    August 22

    • Brandi

      They closed some locations.

      August 23

    • Gerene

      I was shocked to see that

      August 26

  • Michelle

    What about Datz on MacDill as they also have Datz Dough for the bakery theme?

    1 · August 25

  • Christina S.

    How about Village Inn or Perkins? Still fits the bakery theme

    August 23

  • Ellen M.

    Beth too!

    August 3

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