Book Review: Always the Baker, Finally the Bride (Emma Rae Creations #4) by Sandra Bricker

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?

Release Date: April 1, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Source: NetGalley

What a perfect ending to a very well-done Christian fiction series!  I've really enjoyed this series, and was thrilled to catch Always the Baker, Finally the Bride on NetGalley before it was archived.  

I love Bricker's characters.  They are realistic, easily related to, and respectable.  I love the subtle faith element to her stories.  They are Christian without being too 'goody-goody'.  The characters pray and ask for guidance on big decisions and their faith is believable, rather than in some other Christian fiction novels where the characters are so pure they don't seem real.

I was so happy to see Emma get her happily-ever-after, as well as getting a glimpse of my other favorite characters' own HEA's.  Bricker includes recipes (which were all for cakes and pastries and made me ravenously hungry) and wedding tips/trivia at the beginning of each chapter.  I love those types of inclusions!  They really make books interesting.  

My one complaint about this book is that the conflict was resolved a little too neatly.  Something about it made the book feel a little too sweet for me.  

Other than that, it was a great read, and I would highly recommend this series to fans of Christian fiction, or anyone looking for a nice, clean read.

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