Book Review: Love ala Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Strohm’s sweet sprinkle of romance in Paris is truly delightful in this pleasing book.


In Love a la Mode, Rosie Radeke comes from a small town in Ohio with strong aspirations of being accepted into a reputable culinary school, even though she prefers to bake rather than create full course meals. However, her cooking skills are put to the challenge once she gets in and has to face a demanding teacher as well as personal drama.

On the other hand, Henry Yi grew up in the kitchen helping his dad in Chicago. He doesn’t have much trouble when it comes to cooking, but in order to stay in Paris, he must maintain good grades, on his mother’s orders, which he has a tough time doing. On top of that, he starts falling for Rosie and meets a worthy opponent along the way, Bodie Tal.

I would give Love a la Mode three out of five stars. While the characters were engaging and the setting was delightful, there was no major plot twist to get me hooked. Most of the events were predictable and not surprising. However, I did appreciate how quick of a read this was. I would recommend this book to lovers of the romance genre and who are looking for a quick read.

Available: Electronically via Hoopla or Physically in the Library

Rating: 3/5 stars

Reviewed by: Luna (15)

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