In Always the Baker, Never the Bride, readers fell in love with Emma Rae and Jackson, and they’ve gotten more acquainted with them in the two books that followed. But now it s time for the diamond to meet the road as Jackson fields an offer to sell The Tanglewood, a move that will uproot this high-flying family act once and for all.
Get reacquainted with all of the lovable and quirky characters from the first three books as your favorite diabetic baker figures out if she’ll achieve her greatest goal of all: Will Emma, at last, become FINALLY the Bride?
In case you haven’t noticed from the movie marathons on the W Network or TLC’s lineup of crazy bridal extravaganzas, June is the kick-off to wedding season. I couldn’t think of a better way for a single girl to begrudgingly commemorate the matrimonial onslaught than to immerse herself in the humorous and quirky conclusion to Sandra D Bricker’s wedding inspired series.
Whilst planning their much anticipated nuptials, Emma Rae and Jackson wrestle with the prospect of selling and franchising The Tanglewood. The large cast is all tied in some manner to the The Tanglewood Inn, so this business conundrum takes precedence in the plot with Emma and Jackson’s wedding acting as a supporting storyline. The comical daily drama at The Tanglewood is the vehicle that carries this story forward with few scenes occurring exclusively between Emma and Jackson, especially with so many supporting characters reviving their roles from previous instalments. At times it felt like the story was trying too accomplish too much and bring closure to too many stories from the other three books. The appearance of a juvenile castaway was at odds with the theme and rhythm and could have been sacrificed for a tighter and smoother flow. Overall, resolution of this series is as satisfying and sweet as a slice of Emma’s famous creme brûlée cake and the perfect topper to an enjoyable series.