In Wyn Morrison's world a 5 A.M. phone call usually means problems at her bakery-equipment trouble or a first shift employee calling in sick-annoying but mundane, fixable. But the news she receives on a warm July morning is anything but mundane. Or fixable. Mac, her ex-husband, is dead. Ineligible for widowhood, Wyn is nonetheless shaken to her core as she discovers that the fact of divorce offers no immunity from grief. Friends and family are bewildered by her spiral into sadness, Mac's daughter Skye blames her for his death. For the last several years Wyn has been more businesswoman than baker, leaving most of the actual bread making to others. Now, as she takes up her place in the bread rotation once more, she will sift through her memories, coming to terms with Mac and his demons, with Skye's anger, and with Alex, who was once more than a friend. Soon she will re-learn the lessons that she first discovered at the Queen Street Bakery in Seattle...bread is a process--slow, arduous, messy, unpredictable. It should be eaten with eyes closed and heart open.
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Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A bakery in Los Angeles with a baker who's personal life implodes and she must take a break from the bakery to handle it all. Wyn was a great character and the first few chapters showed the present day as she finds out that her ex husband and dies, but then the book quickly goes into the past and into their relationship as she reflects on how things went down hill and if maybe she could have made different choices. This was for me the big theme. You can reflect back on past relationships or just decisions and see if you could have done something differently, but you would have ended up somewhere different and is that a good thing? I loved how the author gave the deceased ex husband some chapters to tell his side of the story and give the reader some context as to why he was acting the way he was while at the same time seeing Wyn's reaction to his actions.