The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

Product DetailsThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake
by Celeste Fletcher McHale
Thomas Nelson
Retail Price:  $15.99
Amazon Price: $11.47


Book Description: 

 “Why won’t you just tell me what’s in that cake?” I’d been trying to get Laine’s recipe for years. We all had.

When all else fails, turn to the divine taste of hummingbird cake.

In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert—is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family—even if the threat is something you cannot see.

In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way.


I have never read anything by this author before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am normally pleased with any fiction title from Thomas Nelson, so I gave it a shot.  I am so glad I did!   As I began to read, I actually found it quite inviting. Between the friends, the community, the pleasant interactions, the sharing of everyday life, and the lightness of the read, it combined for a perfect mix. It would make a wonderful vacation book but is also ideal for a busy schedule, or in-between heavier stories.   The Secret to Hummingbird Cake is darling, entertaining read.

~Reviewed by Allie B.

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