Alexandra (or Lexi, as she prefers to be called) loves to bake pretty things like cakes and pastries. She has worked for a French family in their American bakery for a while now, and sheís ready to move on with her life. When she receives an opportunity to exchange places with the bossís daughter for a semester, it seems to Lexi that this is just what sheís been looking for. Living and working in France for a semester will allow her to practice both her baking and her language skills. At the end of that time, she can decide if she really wants to stay in France or return to the United States. Her parents and her current boyfriend are less than thrilled at the prospect, but they both understand that this is something Lexi must do.
Philippe Delacroix is the son of one of the most famous families in France. His family has been in the baking and pastry business for years in France and has an outstanding reputation. Philippe, a widower with a young daughter, chafes at the close confines of the family business. His only relief comes from his faith that God has a plan for his life and that He is working it out. When Philippe meets Lexi, it seems that God may have a plan of romance for these two.
Lexiís culinary school is difficult and she has very few friends. As the students began to prepare the basic dishes for their studies, it seems that some dishes made in class that should be perfect are being sabotaged by one of the students. Lexi sets out to try to find out who the culprit might be and why they would want to sabotage the efforts of the other students.
When Lexiís father, and later her ex-boyfriend, comes to France for a visit, she is conflicted about whether or not she wants to stay in France. These conflicts serve to remind her that she must trust her Heavenly Father because he always knows what is best for her.
Author Sandra Byrd once again entices the reader to sample some of Lexiís recipes included in Bon Appetit (French Twist, Book 2). Those enticements also extend to some of the places that Lexi includes descriptions of in her story. Her visit to the museums of France reminds the reader of the vastness of history in this part of the world. The authorís descriptions of these places through the eyes of her characters enable the reader to feel that they are there also.
Those readers who enjoyed Let Them Eat Cake will be glad to see this sequel. However, the book stands on its own for readers who may have missed the first novel. This is a delightful story about romance, mystery, loyalty and cooking.