Cassandra held onto the box as she passed Suzette’s Bakery. The smell of dark chocolate lingered outside. A sea of townsfolk crowded within. Getting to the delectables looked damn near impossible. Cassandra stepped into the shop and excused herself then squeezed through the sea of townsfolk to grab a ticket from the automated ticket dispenser. #87. She looked up at the wireless display above the clock from across the room. #66. She grimaced then glanced at her chronometer. Her voluntold blind date was going to begin in forty minutes, and the hike alone would take exactly that time.
Only a handful Chocolate & Orange Ginger Sugar Cookies dipped in chocolate and decorated with hectograph-like pictures of delicate dragonflies were left on display. Two chocolate macarons were left, as were the sugar crumbs of what Cassandra guessed had been a delicious array of pâte de fruit. —The Invitation, Riveted series, Book #1
Suzette’s Bakery host a plethora of sweet & savory gastronomy delights in the little New Virginia shop. This southern secret baker and her mysterious chocolatier friend keep the Stubborn townsfolks well satiated. From Challah to meringue drops the comfort desserts are to live for!
A cameo of the duo is made in each of the RIVETED series novellas (#1 through #4.5), but they won’t steal the story. Live vicariously through Cassandra’s evening and get a taste of adventure and make your own tasty Chocolate & Orange Ginger Sugar Cookies. I love using The Ginger People’s Crystallized Ginger Chips and Juice for a spicy kick to balance the sweet.