We’re highlighting a variety of books to help our readers find that next great read. In each post you’ll find books that share similar appeal (or story elements) like pacing, tone, storyline, writing style and/or characters.
This blog post includes Gentle Reads.
What are Gentle Reads?
“Gentle Reads” is a term used to describe novels that contain no sex, violence or offensive language. The stories typically take place in small towns, are upbeat and often contain humorous and/or inspirational elements.
A “literary matchmaker” who takes joy in pairing readers with perfect books moves from the city to a sleepy village where she becomes a bookmobile driver and rediscovers her sense of adventure while searching for a happy ending of her own.
A pastry chef for an exclusive Boston dinner club loses her job in the wake of a disastrous fire and escapes to her best friend’s Vermont hometown, where her mouthwatering desserts give way to a new job, a blue-ribbon competition, a potential relationship and new understandings about belonging.
In this delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, Paul Stuart’s travels take him to a French village, where the local restaurant’s haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired.