Emmanuelle is a baker's apprentice, learning how to bake from the village's baker, Ezra Kuchen, who is a Jew. When he is taken from the village, Emmanuelle finds her own way to help the man who taught her so much.
Although not formally part of the Resistance, Emmanuelle finds ways to help the residents of Vergers, the small town where she lives in France. Creatively finding ways to make her ingredients stretch a little further than seemingly possible, she is able to feed some of the townspeople as starvation becomes a real possibility.
This is a wonderful novel about World War II. Still a topic that is fascinating and full of stories waiting to be told, despite how many books have already been written on the topic. Emmanuelle is a heroine readers will root for and fall in love with, and I enjoyed how she was able to quietly find ways to resist without drawing attention to herself, never truly giving in to the Nazis.
If you're looking for a good World War II novel, The Baker's Secret won't disappoint you.
Thanks to TLC Book tours for providing a copy of this book for my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
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