Maria has begun reading Grace's story in Book One. She left a lengthy comment about the story and I don't want it to get buried. I am re-posting her wonderful synopsis. Thanks Maria!!
Hi all! Unfortunately other than the cover, there are no pictures in the book at all. There is a glossary of French words at the end of the book. There is no mention of Book 2 (which I found kind of strange). I've read several chapters so far and it is a cute story.
Grace has a nice energetic and positive personality which makes you want to follow her. She does live in a fictional town in Massachusetts named "Bentwick". She has a Mom, Dad, and a 14 year old brother who plays the piano, likes to fix bikes, and according to her two friends is really cute. Her Dad is a therapist and her Mom is a school teacher. Her grandparents have owned a bake shop in town for 30 years.
The story starts in mid-June at the beginning of summer vacation. Grace has a love of baking which she most likely inherited from her grandparents. Her aunt (mother's sister) who lives in Paris also has the baking bug. Her aunt married a pastry chef two years ago and moved to Paris where they run a bakery. Her aunt is pregnant and about to have her baby, but is on bed rest. The Mom feels she needs to go over and help since she is free now due to summer vacation. The Mom asks Grace to go with her. So this is how she ends up in Paris.
Don't want to reveal anymore or spoil things for anyone. Grace also has a *cousin in Paris who is the step daughter of her aunt and is slightly younger than Grace. This book ends just before her and her Mom leave Paris to head back home. Hope some of you can find this book too. It's fun to know her background story before she comes out! ~ Maria B.