Having a blah Monday? How about sharing a flaky chocolate croissant? A warm Café Creme? Lose yourself for a few hours in a delicious, culinary romp through Seattle and Paris with Lexi Stuart, the main character of the French Twist romance books. At the top of today’s Buffet is Book 1, Let Them Eat Cake, a 2007 Christy Award finalist. It’s a slice-of-life story that appeals especially to twenty-somethings who appreciate some romance with a Christian flair.

The delightful series was cooked up by Sandra Byrd, author of 40 books for adults, tweens, and teens. She turned to historical fiction for her most recent book, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn , a 2011 “Best Books Pick” by Library Journal.
Sandra has also worked in the nonfiction world, as a textbook acquisitions editor. And she’s been a mentor for many aspiring authors aiming toward traditional or self-publication. She lives near Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children.

Sandra’s most recent project is another historical novel, Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I. Slated for release in April, the book poses the question: What happens when serving a queen may cost you your marriage — or your life?

Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel (French Twist)

Christian Romance
Author: Sandra Byrd
Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel (French Twist)

Lexi Stuart is at a critical crossroads. She’s done with college but still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, and solidly stalled between boyfriends.

When a lighthearted conversation in French with the manager of her favorite bakery turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, her bank account remains vertically-challenged, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye–but even may not be who he seems to be!

So when a handsome young executive dashes into the bakery to pick up his high profile company’s special order for an important meeting–an order Lexi has flubbed–she loses her compulsion to please. Ssomething inside Lexi clicks. Laissez la révolution commencer! Let the revolution begin! Instead of trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for her life, Lexi embarks on an adventure in trusting herself and her God with her future–très bon!