Fingerprinted Hearts by Amy Spitzfaden is an amazing book that has a little bit of everything. Love, friendship, family bonds and, of course, strong inspiring female characters. This was my second novel by Amy Spitzfaden and I really enjoyed it. I binge books and have read at least 150 since I have read Fingerprinted Hearts. Yet I still remember the story clearly. Although it may be time for a second read because it’s such a feel-good book!
Fingerprinted Hearts by Amy Spitzfaden Synopsis
“Sisters Fawn and Penny Anderson each have their own reason for loving More Please Bakery. It’s the place that helped Fawn heal after an earth-shattering betrayal and an escape from Penny’s stalling relationship. But Fawn can’t forget her bittersweet history with the bakery’s handsome owner, Penny has a growing interest in the delivery boy, and the shop’s bank account is getting low.
When Penny lands them a celebrity client, reality TV star Delaney Roosevelt, Fawn dives in headfirst trying to come up with the perfect design. However, pleasing the starlet isn’t easy and soon heartbreak and scandal descend on the shop.
As the sisters face their romantic and professional demons they are forced to decide what is worth holding onto, and what they need to let go.”Goodreads
What I Loved
I may be biased, because I absolutely love chick flick movies and chick lit books. The characters were really strong and there was real character development throughout the story. Although I don’t have a sister, or any siblings for that matter, I loved the relationship between Fawn and Penny. It seems very realistic and believable, just like the other aspects of the story. Plus I actually liked the characters and could see myself being friends with them in real life.
More recently, I’ve been reading psychological thrillers that always have dramatic twists. I usually take a break from the intensity by reading something lighter. However, I hate when I predict the ending. So it was a cherry on top of the cupcake – I mean, book – when the ending was unexpected and satisfying!
What I Didn’t Love
Gosh, this is one of those times when I struggle to find something to criticize. Unless making me hungry for unhealthy desserts counts as a valid complaint? Delicious descriptions of pastries and cakes is kind of evil and inconsiderate to readers on a diet. I guess I could also say that it is unrealistic for all conflicts to get resolved? But then again, that goes hand-in-hand with this feel-good genre and if you’re looking for real-world sadness and unfairness you should pick up a newspaper instead. Plus both Fawn and Penny are go-getters who work hard to have things go their way. They don’t just trip on a shoelace and face-plant on a frog that turns out to be a prince.
Amy Spitzfaden’s book achieves the difficult feat of telling a story that is sweet, feels real and has all the things that a reader is looking for: great characters, a fun plot, and a perfect balance of romance, family relationships, careers and drama. The protagonists are empowered young women who will inspire you to shoot for the stars. Also, I won’t give away any spoilers, but the ending was just perfect and surprisingly unexpected. You can buy a copy of Fingerprinted Hearts by Amy Spitzfaden on Amazon.
Check out her other book and an anthology that includes one of her short stories. Also, there’s whispers of a new book brewing!
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