Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant

October 19, 2020

 About the Book

Author: Becky St. Amant
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Pages: 336

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.

Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn't always look the way we expect--and maybe that's a good thing.

My Thoughts

Oh this book is so great! The perfect little romance story. A forewarning about reading this book... make sure you have some baked goods around because reading this will definitely have you craving macarons, petit-fours actually anything sweet!

The story is set in the cutest little fictional town in Kansas. I love small town stories and this one doesn't disappoint. The people we encounter in this town are comical and quirky. Right away we meet Bri who has followed after her mom's passion of baking. She also has this interesting outlook on love. She wants a love like her parents had and she believes it was a fairytale kind of love. She is definitely a hopeless romantic. We also meet her pseudo aunts and business owners of the bakery Agnes and Mabel. They are the only connection that Bri has to her mother who passed away when she was younger. They were some of my favorite characters. They are truly a hoot. They are called the "love angels" by the townsfolk because they like to matchmake people in the town. Their number one challenge is trying to find a match for Bri. 

Of course we meet Gerard who is a journalist from Chicago and is the complete opposite of Bri. He absolutely hates romance and all the aspects of it. He is sarcastic and oh so very dreamy!! Despite his sarcastic personality he definitely is swoon worthy! He comes to town on an assignment to write about the bakery. The banter between him and Bri is exceptional!! The love/hate relationship that they have is hilarious and I am all for it. Despite his outward, rough personality he wants to help Bri realize that there is more to just the little town and the bakery that her whole life has revolved in. 

At times Bri grated on my nerves when it came to the bakery and the selling of it. I thought she was a bit selfish in regards to Agnes and Mabel and not seeing that they were older and needed to be done with the bakery so they could enjoy retirement. But I also recognize that they were giving her time to realize things on her own. I loved that there was an epilogue telling us just a little bit more of how life ended up with them since I didn't want to leave this little town. I really enjoyed this story and I am looking forward to reading more from this author. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Enjoyed It

Favorite Musings/Quotes:

"It's easy to love when life is shiny and looks its best - its a lot harder when its covered in tomato sauce and pull-ups."

"Her prince had finally come - on the same night she discovered love didn't exist."

( I received a copy of this book from the publisher Revell. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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About the Author

Betsy St. Amant Haddox is the author of fifteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her hubby, two total opposite young daughters, a collection of coffee mugs, and an impressive stash of Pickle Chips. Betsy has a B.A. in Communications and a deep-rooted passion for seeing women restored in Christ. When she's not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white-chocolate mocha (nonfat, no whip!). She blogs frequently at, a devotional site for women. Visit her at

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