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 absolutely loved this book! Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop! It’s one of those “I’ll just read one more chapter before I go to bed” books.
I laughed and cried with Carrigan, Ella Rae and Laine. I loved these characters so much. They were imperfect and that’s what made them so real to me. I would definitely want to hang out with them and have a big slice of hummingbird cake.
The author certainly keeps the story moving at a great pace and doesn’t sugarcoat things at all. I liked that and it made for one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time.
I was surprised to learn that this is a debut novel! I look forward to reading more from Celeste Fletcher McHale.
For those of you curious about the Secret to Hummingbird cake, you’ll cry when you find out what it is! I know I did.
This is a definite 5-star book. It probably will not get that rating from some readers due to some profanity and situations.
I received a copy of this book from publisher for an honest opinion, which I have given.