How to Bake the Perfect Apple PieTitle:  How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie
Series:  Home for the Holidays #3
Author:  Gina Henning
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 4, 2015
Publisher:  Carina
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Blurb:

A scrumptious pie. A long distance guy. 4th of July fireworks guaranteed.

Lauren Hauser has it all…nearly. With a shiny new job and sparkly new engagement ring on her finger, the only thing she’s missing is her gorgeous new fiancé by her side. Should she be worried? Jack’s kisses are as sizzling as always and, sure, long distance is hard but, she and Jack are solid, right?

Of course the stress of planning a wedding—or not—is nothing compared to the stress of baking an apple pie. Because it’s not just any apple pie that Lauren must bake for the 4th of July contest; it’s her grandmother’s famous, award-winning apple pie! Yet Lauren is determined to make this pie her own and a little apple pie should be no problem for the Hauser clan dessert queen…!

But with her new job taking up so much time, a prize pie to perfect and the growing distance between her and Jack, Lauren begins to wonder if she can really have it all… Only one things for sure, there’ll be fireworks this 4th of July!

Read on for my thoughts on How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie.  No true spoilers, promise.

I love how the Home for the Holidays series is moving through the stages of a relationship with each novel.  Because it’s all crazy, right?  I’ve never found that perfect blend of life, have you?  Sure love is perfect and I’d say that a fantastic apple pie is as close to perfection as a person can get in this world.  But the getting to that point is always a bit of a whirlwind of pure emotional crazy.

Yes, Lauren and Jack are engaged but long-distance relationships bring their own unique kind of challenges.  You gotta have love and trust if there is any chance of long-distance making it to the finish line.  Add in the stress of that ideal job, the madness of any family plus entering her Grandmother’s famous apple pie (with her own spin) into a competition is just beyond the crazy of life.

I completely enjoyed How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie.  Lauren will juggle all of the chaos in her life right now in her own unique way.  Can she really have it all?  Guess you’ll just have to read the book to be sure.  You will be captivated, entertained, smile, laugh, cry and get a bit frustrated at life along the way – but the ride is so worth it.  Pick this one up, sit back, relax a bit and enjoy.

*I received an e-ARC of How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~

How to Bake the Perfect Apple Pie is available for the Kindle