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between the lemon layers and chocolate frosting. Rose is about to become more
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Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
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served on a waffle. With a quirky recipe at the end of each chapter, this novel
also serves as a cookbook!
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keep quiet about them. Margaret’s boyfriend just dumped her, Lizzie’s getting
into trouble at school, and their mom is trying to keep the neighborhood out of
her recent divorce drama. Turns out that pretending everything’s A-OK isn’t as
sweet as it may look on the outside.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
magical read was originally written in Spanish. As the youngest daughter of the
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for the house. Somehow, the food she cooks for family and guests reflect how
she’s feeling: angry, joyful, sick or even romantic. One meal she cooks even
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The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
mom moves the fam from the city to a small town in order to fulfill one of her
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this story to see what Penny cooks up, from friendships and love to creativity
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Chocolat by Joanne Harris
story takes place in a tiny village in France where a free-spirited woman and
her daughter open a chocolate shop. The strict town leaders see this sugary
stop as a source of temptation, but this mother-daughter duo refuses to close
their doors. Who’s too sour to pass up a tasty treat and an equally yummy book?
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Harris was perfectly comfortable in her own skin before her aunt entered her in
the Miss Husky Peach Pageant for plus-sized girls. Now she’ll have to sacrifice
her love of cookies in order to lose weight and drop out of the plus-size
runway (to avoid humiliation, of course). This read is as sweet as the cookies
on the cover as Celeste learns to let her voice speak louder than her looks.
This is Where We Live by Janelle Brown
is psyched to start decorating her first house, but her relationship with
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stay strong and trust each other? You’ll have to flip open the pages for a
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