I picked up Let Them Eat Cake because I wanted some cute chick lit. I didn't know it was Christian chick lit when I picked up. I don't usually read Christian fiction but I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was cute. It didn't hurt that it was set in Seattle.
I found Lexi very relatable. Lexi is in her 20's, living at home after returning from college. Lexi has gone through a few jobs, trying to find where she fits. She'd like to find a job where she can use her French language skills. Out of desperation, Lexi applies for a job at a French bakery. Lexi's parents are moving to a retirement community and Lexi needs to find her own place.
I think this might have been the first Christian fiction novel I've read. I would definitely read more Christian chick lit. Sometimes the random bed hopping in some chick lit can get old. No sex, no swearing in Let Them Eat Cake. But the characters had some issues. Lexi's friend, Tanya, has some issues with men. Lexi's mom can be insecure. Lexi's soon to be sister in law feels her mom pushes her too much. There were no huge ah ha moments. Instead each character takes steps to change their lives. Nothing was perfect at the end but you could see changes in the female characters.
I loved the fact that Lexi lived in West Seattle. The bakery was in downtown Seattle. She talks about places I see almost every day. That added an additional layer of enjoyment to Let Them Eat Cake for me.