The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

I  received this book free through the publishers fiction guild in exchange for my honest review


The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

I’m gonna be completely honest….I’ve tried getting into this book more than once…but for some reason i just cant…..the writing is good and I think at another time I would enjoy it but for some reason its just not grabbing me this time.
I’ve heard really good thigns about this book, so I do plan to try reading it again, and when I do I will revise this post when i do


“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.



4 thoughts on “The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

  1. I had exactly the same response. Except I didn’t feel the writing was that great, and I didn’t like the bad language. I got as far as page 55…and I just can’t seem to get into this read at all. I found several on goodreads that felt the same way. I just wanted to respond so you would know you weren’t alone in your thoughts on the book. 🙂

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    • It’s good to know I’m not the only one especially since the other posts I saw about it seemed to love it…I didn’t so much catch the bad language…but tbh I started skimming it before I said forget it….I was hoping I’d get to a spot that would peek my interest but not so much…Ya not so much


  2. I’ve pretty much decided I’m just not going to be able to finish…..which would make this the only book on over a year that I haven’t finished. I just can’t.

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