After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family.
The only thing missing is a romance - or, in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage. It would preferably be with Nick, their favorite son, who is currently serving in the air force. Paula, however, has doubts. After all, he's been gone a long time, and he loves flying. Their lives have grown apart. Would he still feel anything for her?
When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly - and not just with Paula. Nick's father wants him home, helping with the family sponge: the diving business. His mother wants him back in the family and back in church. Nick just wants Paula...and the air force.
So who's going to give in first? And what will it mean for their love and future?
If you could sum up Sweet Baklava in three words, what would they be?
A sweet romance.
What did you like best about this story?
I felt like I was right there in the story. Descriptions are wonderful and I was wanting some baklava!
Any additional comments?
I love Debby Mayne's books. I would recommend this one to others for sure!
Would you listen to Sweet Baklava again? Why?
Maybe. I generally don't like to listen to others read .
What other book might you compare Sweet Baklava to and why?
What about Hallie Ricardo’s performance did you like?
She did a decent job in using both grammar (pauses etc.) and some changes in her voice in order that the story, and characters do not bleed together in a monotonous fashion.
Any additional comments?
I believe this is the first Christian Book I ever read, a couple of years ago. Now I generally prefer historical fiction. However , Sweet Baklava is one of the books that will always be a favorite of mine.
I like the contrast of the loving family v. dysfunctional families. The insecurities young girls face in high school, what a little bit of determination can result in, paying forward what God has taught us about life , the difference that a good friend makes, the difference that Jesus Christ makes, investing in others in your community can make you happy and brig you peace, that communication is key in all of your relationships.
I don't think my review can do the book justice.
Generally, I prefer to read vs. listening to a book, and it took me a little bit to get into this again and took me a lot longer to listen than actually read the book. However, I will say the narrator was at least pleasant to listen to, she wasn't nasally or whiny, nor was she irritating.
It's just that I am more visual than an auditory person , I just don't think I'll ever be entirely content to listening to someone read to me.
** I was provided a free copy of audible book for a review***