Contemporary Romance Book Review: The Key to Love


About the Book

Book: The Key to Love 

Author: Betsy St. Amant 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publisher: Revell 

Release Date: October 13, 2020

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Publisher's Book Description

"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 Review

Set in a small-town bakery brimming with the tantalizing aromas of freshly baked macarons and petits fours, The Key to Love, by Betsy St. Amant, is a deliciously engaging novel about misconceptions, expectations, truth, faith, and love. Opposites attract within the pages of this book as the main characters pursue their dreams, grapple with uncertainty, face their doubts, and help each other find the strength to embrace a future that is marked by authenticity, vulnerability, and hope.  

The characters in this novel are truly interesting and memorable. Their choices and struggles are believable and resonate with honesty, veracity, and emotion. As they contemplate their choices and persevere through the consequences that follow, they develop greater insight and confidence. It is truly uplifting to read about characters who bravely pursue wholeness in the aftermath of grief and disappointment, giving space for their hardships to grow in them a generosity, a wisdom, and a faith that inspires others.  

Satisfying and entertaining from the first page to the last, Ms. St. Amant has crafted a contemporary novel that is truly thoughtful, and endearing. The Key to Love is a special book that is exceptionally witty, romantic, and relevant. It is a genuine pleasure to recommend it. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher/author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Betsy St. Amant

“Betsy St. Amant Haddox is the author of more than fifteen romance novels and novellas. She resides in north Louisiana with her newly-wed-ish hubby, two total-opposite young daughters, an impressive stash of Pickle chips, and one furry Schnauzer-baby. Betsy has a B.A. in Communications and a deep-rooted passion for seeing women restored to truth. When she's not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white-chocolate mocha. She writes frequently for, a devotional site for women.” --Biography from Betsy St. Amant’s author page on

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