True Loaf by L. Austen Johnson

Publication Date: July 27, 2021

Publisher: Lore and Lyre

Pages: Audio

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale

Rating: 4/5

This is a fun and very quick little story that really just dips the readers (or listeners) toes into the world of Balkan fairy tales. Our main character, Riley, works at a bakery and one day a customer comes in with a special request. He would like her to make him a loaf of bread with an ingredient that can only be found in the forest at twilight. The ensuing quest was was delightful and the ending was truly the icing on top. The audiobook that I listened to was only 16 minutes but Johnson still told a tale full of adventure that left me wanting more. Which is great because she has a Christmas romance novella that is perfect for this upcoming time of year.

~Cassie

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