This was an enjoyable story about a former Hollywood child star who is trying to leave the past behind her and live a life without the glitz, glamour and tabloids that follow celebrities. No matter how hard Becca tries to lead a quiet life, her past seems to follow her. She agrees to compete on a reality show to raise money to help an elderly homeless man she has befriended.
The author does a good job of creating characters that are easy for the reader to relate to and a story that flows smoothly, leaving the reader wanting more with the turning of each page. I recommend this book to those who enjoy a sweet story of love, acceptance, forgiveness and moving on. (SH)
Life is Sweet, by Elizabeth Bass, is about a former child star rebuilding her life. The synopsis says: "Three years ago, Becca Hudson threw a dart at a map, hit Leesburg, Virginia, and decided it was the perfect place to start over. Now she has her own bakery, The Strawberry Cake Shop, loyal customers, and close friends. She also has something that success as a Hollywood child star couldn't give her: a mostly normal existence. Not that it's without complications. One best friend, Pam, is in the wary early days of a new relationship; another is fighting to save her marriage in the midst of infidelity. And then there's Becca's growing attraction to Matthew, surrogate stepdad to Olivia, a smart, sensitive ten-year-old who's become a fixture in the bakery and in Becca's affections. Still, Becca is content to live in the present and ignore the "Whatever happened to?" speculation and occasional curious fan - until her past barges in again. Amid revelations and unexpected dilemmas, Becca must confront the life she stepped away from and the love she struggles to accept. It's the only way she'll truly find what she needs: a recipe for living that's honest, messy, sweet, and true."