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Title: Love is What You Bake of it
Author: Effie Kammenou
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Single Dad
Release date: March 24th
Designer: Tugboat Designs ( https://www.tugboatdesign.net/ )
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
The only love Kally Anadarakis is baking is in the form of the sweet treats she whips up in her café, The Coffee Klatch.
Kally never believed herself to be a person worthy of love, but when an intoxicating man she considered out of her league pursues her, she risks everything to be with him. Later, when tragedy strikes, truths are revealed that leave Kally brokenhearted and untrusting.
Eight years later, Kally is a successful pastry chef running the café she’d always dreamed of owning. With a home of her own, a profession she’s passionate about, and the support and love of friends and family, Kally is content with the life she has carved out for herself.
Until the day Max Vardaxis walks into her café…
With arguing parents, meddling relatives, an overly energetic grandmother, a man-crazy best friend, and the long ago, mysterious disappearance of a grandfather, this new man in town is just one more complication in Kally’s life, if not the main one.
Kally must now decide whether to keep her heart safe or to once again take a ‘whisk on love.’
NICUnurse’s Review of Love is What You Bake of It by Effie Kammenou
Yep…. Here I am reviewing a book by a new-to-me author, Effie Kammenou. And as it has been more often than not recently, I am so glad I took a chance!
Kally has been burned by love and by trusting the wrong man in the past. It’s jaded her views on relationships and love. But she’s happy and content with the life she’s built. Until Max. But when tragedy strikes and secrets come to light, will she give up on love altogether or open her heart to so much more?
I loved the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In fact, I rewatch it every once in a while. So when I read the blurb, I totally wanted to jump into this book. And it was almost as adorable as the movie!
NICUnurse’s Rating: With cute and quirky characters, and a big and loving family and community, you can’t help but fall in love with everything about this contemporary romance. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book(s) in the series from this author.
I give Love is What You Bake of It by Effie Kammenou 4 out of 5 propellers!
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The Wickedcoolflight Crew
Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.
Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real-life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.
Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina is Book Two in The Gift Saga and Chasing Petalouthes is Kammenou’s latest release, completing the series.
Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her entertaining family and friends or traveling for ‘research.’
As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.