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French Twist

Flaky chocolate croissant? Warm Café Creme? Lose yourself for a few hours in this delicious, culinary romp through Seattle and Paris as Lexi Stuart comes to understand that God not only places dreams within our hearts He brings them to pass.

Let Them Eat Cake
was a finalist for...

2008 Christy Award

2008 International Reader's
Choice Contest

Let Them Eat Cake
French Twist, Book 1

Lexi Stuart finished college but is still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, solidly stalled between boyfriends.

When a lighthearted conversation in French turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye on - but even may not be who he seems to be!

Bon Appétit
French Twist, Book 2

As she settles into her new home in a French village to study and work, Lexi's exuberant twenty-something optimism encounters Gallic resistance. Determined to find her footing, she finds a church, a friend, and little Celine, whose father, Phillipe, is a handsome widower. But what about Dan who visits her in romantic Paris?

Pièce de Résistance:
French Twist, Book 3

Having earned her chef's hat, Lexi Stuart bids au revoir to her glamorous and deliciously satisfying pastry mentorship outside of Paris and returns to her hometown of Seattle, Washington. There, she finds life unexpectedly complicated.

She's put in charge of a high-end catering bakery called Bijoux, which should be her dream job, but there's a catch: She has to make this lavish bakery into a successful business in just a few, short months, which will require more than her ability to make an amazing wedding cake. Stir in a complicated relationship with her French beau Philippe and his daughter, Celine, then add a dash of romance with down-to-earth lawyer Dan, and life suddenly contains more ooh la la than Lexi can handle.


"Not every novel fills me up and leaves me hungering for more, but Let Them Eat Cake does. Sandra Byrd has created a witty heroine whose search for significance and desire to follow the Lord equals her charming bonhomie. You won't regret settling down with a plate of French pastries and this delectable adventure!"

Angela Hunt, author The Fine Art of Insincerity

"The third Lexi Stuart tale (see LET THEM EAT CAKE and BON APPÉTIT) is a fine entry as the lead protagonist has come home but her choices with opening a bakery and her personal life are complex. Lexi makes the story line sweet yet her relationships are complicated and her decisions difficult leaving fans enjoying the aptly titled PIECE DE RESISTANCE as even the cover is mouth watering delightful."

Harriet Klausner

"The third and final book in Byrd's Lexi Stuart series is both touching and delicious. Lexi is highly relatable, and readers will identify with her struggles and successes. The scrumptious recipes and exquisite settings round out this beautiful novel."

Four Stars
Romantic Times

"In this sequel to Let Them Eat Cake, Byrd again entertains with descriptions of delectable food and, this time, with exquisite details of France as well. Foodies will delight in this novel, and anyone who adores romance will warm to the story. It's easy to identify with Lexi's struggles in life, because they mirror so much of what everyone experiences, no matter what their age."

4 Star Review
Romantic Times

"Let Them Eat Cake is a delicious read! Byrd brings a fresh, insightful approach to women's fiction as she stretches out a welcoming hand to twenty-something readers. Bon Appétit!"

Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La! and The Christy Miller Series