HOW SWEET IT IS
Wisler's delicious novel will hit the spot for readers looking for a poignant story about a woman trying to find her place in the world. Deena's past is doled out a little too slowly to give readers an understanding of her motivation, but overall, this is a tender tale.
When Deena Livingston's grandfather dies, he leaves her a cabin in North Carolina. Since her life in Atlanta took a disappointing turn, Deena decides to move and start a cake-decorating business. But her grandfather's bequest comes with strings attached: Deena must teach cooking to a group of middle-school students. But maybe her grandfather knew what he was doing. Deena may learn as much as her students. (BETHANY HOUSE, May, 320 pp., $13.99)