The Bake-Off by Beth Kendrick
Published May 3, 2011 by NAL Trade
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Linnie is a super smart college dropout turned blackjack dealer. When her roommate's brother steals a pricey family heirloom, there isn't much she won't do to get it back. Her luck at the tables turns and she is desperate when her Grammy suggests a bake-off.
What the girls don't know is that they won't be partnering with their grandmother, they'll be stuck with each other!
After a rift in their childhood, Amy and Linnie are less like sisters than they are like strangers. Neither of them wants to spend time with the other, but Grammy Syl is not someone you say no to. Using a combination of love and guilt, she convinces them to give it a shot.
The bake-off is rife with competition, including a husband and wife team who will do almost anything to assure their win. There is also some romance for Linnie in the form of a handsome hotel owner. Mostly, there is a lot of mishaps, laugh out loud hilarity, and some deep sister bonding.
This book leaves you with a warm feeling in your heart. Grammy Syl is incorrigible, Amy discovers something just for her, and Linnie breaks out of her cold, impenetrable shell. A great light read!