Judith Fertig: The Cake Therapist
Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. She can “taste” feelings -- cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call.
When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone’s inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.
But now she feels the need to go home and open a new bakery -- at a time when her life seems about to fall apart.
In a small town where secrets run deep and over generations, Fertig's novel, The Cake Therapist shows that friendship, family, and food can bring people together and heal old wounds.