Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Recipe for Romantic Comedy


In anticipation of the second book in this series (Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride which releases Friday) I snuggled down with Sandra D. Bricker's Always the Baker, Never the Bride. What an intricate recipe! Character-driven, Ms. Bricker uses a huge helping of irony as her base.

The main character and her family serve as the foundation. Emma Rae is an award-winning baker who can scarcely enjoy tastes of her creations because of diabetes. Not one to let that detail get her down, she applies humor to overcome the rest of her dysfunctions. Her parents hide huge secrets with masks of sophistication and sarcasm. Even her aunt, who provides comic relief, blends ludicrous behavior with sage wisdom.

Into the mix, spreads other unique characters. A gothic-themed BFF, complete with piercings and tattoos provides the spiritual encouragement proving that things aren't always what
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Recipe for Romantic Comedy

  1. I'll have to check out her books, too. Thanks Brandi!


  2. I have to check out Sandra's books. They sound laugh out loud!I enjoy Deanne Gist's books. She probably doesn't consider her stories strictly romantic comedy, but some of her scenes are hilarious! She's not afraid to GO THERE when it comes to humor, either.


  3. It was fun and my precious redhead is reading the second of the series that I won for a contest – yea! She's liking it, too.Oh and one of her other books, LOVE FINDS YOU IN SNOWBALL ARKANSAS, hit my favorite for the summer list! Lots of antics and laugh-out-loud situations.


  4. Her books sound fun. I'll have to check them out.