Every girl loves a good chick lit now and then. The best ones are the kinds that not only entertain, but also make you think and bring some perspective into your life. "Let Them Eat Cake" does all of that!
I didn't love heroine Lexi right away, I admit. There weren't a lot of points at the beginning on which I could relate to her. My pastor and I were having a conversation after church on Sunday, and he reminded me that we are all human and we need to let ourselves be human. That's hard for me. I also think some people give themselves too much license to be human, and that seemed to be where Lexi was coming from. Through her own faults and disproportionate expectations, she couldn't hold on to a job and did not have a great grasp on reality. It took me a very long time to read this book because I was so fed up with Lexi, and I would only read a few minutes here and there.
Then things changed. Lexi decided to take the keys to her own life, reconnect with God, and find her place in His community. She had a real heart for reaching others and stopped living just for herself. She began listening to the Holy Spirit and reading her Bible, and it not only changed her, it changed the whole way I was reading the book. Her honest, halting efforts are all that any of us have to offer the Lord, really. It was refreshing to see her journey.
Other things I liked: Her friends and her love interest weren't the obvious choices. The decisions she was making by the end were ones that took her completely by surprise, showing her growth. If I have a chance to read the second book in this series, I will definitely pick it up!
Life doesn't have to be perfect. Books don't have to be perfect. People don't have to be perfect. And that is beautiful.