How To Bake The Perfect Pecan Pie (Home for the Holidays, Book 1)

How To Bake The Perfect Pecan Pie (Home for the Holidays, Book 1)

by Gina Calanni

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ISBN-13: 9781474020251
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Series: Home for the Holidays , #1
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 133,972
File size: 2 MB

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How To Bake The Perfect Pecan Pie 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just adored the writing style, it pulled me right into the story and Lauren's predicament. It's so funny and cute. Lauren and Jack have the worst first impressions of each other to work through and it turns into an entertaining love story. I found the characters very relatable. Her family is hilarious. This book made me want to make a pecan pie so much! I agree with Lauren's grandmother, Thanksgiving isn't complete without the pecan pie. This year, I will definitely make Grandma Hauser's pie (though I won't be driving to Tibor farms to get the perfect pecans...). There are a few minor curse words, but otherwise this is a clean read with a sweet romance. It was hard to put down and I wanted to go immediately into the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was wonderful! I immediately identified with Lauren. She made me laugh and smile all weekend. I can't wait to read the next book of the series.
Helen_R More than 1 year ago
How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie is a very entertaining read. The main character Lauren joins her parents and siblings for Thanksgiving and quickly gets in trouble because she has to bake a pecan pie for the family feast, but has no pecans. I liked Lauren. She is funny and very relatable. She reminded me of Bridget Jones a little, but she is entirely her own character. When she gets nervous, she hears music in her head. When her car breaks down, she starts bravely walking down the highway. Oh, and she calls the guy who buys all the pecans before she can get any a pecan scalper. I laughed out loud at that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun read! I was captivated from page one.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Lauren Hauser goes home for Thanksgiving, knowing that her crazy family will all be there, too, staying with her parents. Now that includes her brother, sister and their partners as well as her nephew and niece. With too many public demonstrations of affection between her brother and his wife, too many DIY gone wrong tasks completed by her brother-in-law and a sister who is hyper organised and determined to cook an unbelievable thanksgiving meal, Lauren is amazed to find that her Grandmother has sent her a personal message, along with her very secret recipe to bake the perfect Pecan Pie and instructions for her to follow them exactly and not let her sister, Megan, or her Mum take over. Just what happens next you’ll need to read the book to find out but, suffice to say that Lauren is usually a totally hopeless cook but loves her Gran so intends following her directions. This relatively short book is the second in trilogy and is a delightful, light hearted story to escape in with unexpected snow storms, a puncture, pecan hoarder (Jack) and lots of other things along the way. It is told throughout from Lauren’s point of view - and she has a great sense of humour!  Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too  for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie by Gina Henning This story is told from Lauren Hauser’s point of view. I found it humorous and a quick read. Lauren comes home for Thanksgiving to find that her grandmother has chosen her to make the pecan pie. The most important part of their Thanksgiving. And it’s already Thanksgiving Eve. And...well, her sister Megan would have been the better choice. Between a pecan hoarder, her brother-in-law who “fixes” everything in her parents home, a sister-in-law...well you’ll have to read the book to find the best words to describe her. She loves her crazy family...and it may be easier to do since she lives plenty far away from them. It ends not quite at a cliffhanger, but your toes aren’t far from the edge. Looking forward to more. **Received through NetGalley for honest review