Seventeen-year-old Emily Benedict, intent on learning more about her mother, Dulcie, moves in with her grandfather, but is disappointed to find that her grandfather doesn't want to talk much about Dulcie. She soon discovers, though, that many still hold a grudge against Dulcie for the way she treated an old sweetheart before dumping him and disappearing. Luckily, Dulcie's high school adversary, Julia Winterson, back in town to pay down her deceased father's debt, takes a shine to Emily. She's working another quest as well: baking cakes every day with the hope that they'll somehow attract the daughter she gave up for adoption years ago.
While the overall storytelling is good the big family secret is just ridiculous. It's reveal ruined the whole story for me. Its too bad because otherwise I might have given the book four stars.
Up next is "This is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper. I am actually almost done with it and I so far I can tell you is that Tropper is exceptionally obsessed with sex.