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The sweetness of forgetting [text (large print)] / Kristin Harmel.

By: Harmel, Kristin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood series.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2013Edition: Large print edition.Description: 472 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444817294 (hbk.); 1444817299.Subject(s): Secrecy -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Bakeries -- Fiction | Travel -- Fiction | Families -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books.Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: The North Star Bakery has been in Hope's family for generations, the secret recipes passed down from mother to daughter. But Hope's life is a delicate balancing act, in danger of crumbling entirely: she's thirty-six, recently divorced, with rebellious daughter Annie and elderly grandmother Rose to care for - and a business in trouble. Then Rose reveals a shocking truth about her past and Hope, at her grandmother's request, travels to Paris armed only with a mysterious list of names. What she uncovers there could be the key to saving the bakery and the fulfilment of a star-crossed romance, seventy years in the making.
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The North Star Bakery has been in Hope's family for generations, the secret recipes passed down from mother to daughter. But at 36 and recently divorced, with rebellious daughter Annie and elderly grandmother Rose to care for, Hope is less than enthusiastic about carrying on the family legacy. When the bakery runs into financial trouble and Rose takes a turn for the worse, Hope's delicate balancing act is in danger of crumbling entirely.

The North Star Bakery has been in Hope's family for generations, the secret recipes passed down from mother to daughter. But Hope's life is a delicate balancing act, in danger of crumbling entirely: she's thirty-six, recently divorced, with rebellious daughter Annie and elderly grandmother Rose to care for - and a business in trouble. Then Rose reveals a shocking truth about her past and Hope, at her grandmother's request, travels to Paris armed only with a mysterious list of names. What she uncovers there could be the key to saving the bakery and the fulfilment of a star-crossed romance, seventy years in the making.

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Hope McKenna-Smith struggles to run the family bakery on Cape Cod while coping with a recent divorce; a churlish preteen daughter named Annie; and a grandmother, Rose, who is quickly succumbing to Alzheimer's. During one of Hope's visits, Rose-in a rare and desperate moment of lucidity-gives Hope a list of seven relatives whom Rose last saw in WWII-era France, and begs her to track them down so she might know their fates. Urged along by Annie, Hope abandons the bakery and jets to Paris. There she unearths family secrets buried for decades, and while Rose's memory fades away, Hope comes face to face with the people and places of her grandmother's past-one of fear, world war, and a clandestine, far-reaching love. Despite hackneyed dialogue (Annie uses "like" in nearly every sentence) and the challenge of working in well-trod territory, Harmel (After) manages to deliver an immersive and evocative tale of generations struggling to survive. Recipes sprinkled throughout the book allow readers to experience firsthand the sweetness of Hope's journey. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Literary. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.