Grace
Meet Grace
Nine-year-old Grace Thomas loves baking and coming up with big ideas. So when she and Mom go to Paris for the summer to visit relatives with their very own French bakery, Grace can’t wait to show off her skills! But Paris isn’t everything she expected. The more she tries to prove herself, the more mistakes she makes. Can Grace learn to let go of her expectations and stay open to new ideas?
Meet Mom
Meet Mom
Grace’s mom is an elementary school teacher. She’s always on the lookout for new learning opportunities for Grace—like a summer trip to visit family in Paris! When Grace struggles with unexpected challenges, Mom’s patience and wisdom encourage her to keep trying and stay open to new ideas.
Meet Sylvie
Meet Sylvie
Grace’s French cousin Sylvie isn’t so sure about all the recent changes in her life—like a new baby sister, or sharing her bedroom with Grace for the summer. She’s a bit standoffish at first . . . until she and Grace find new ways to show each other respect and kindness.
Meet Maddy
Meet Maddy
A free-spirited artist, nine-year-old Maddy is one of Grace’s best friends. Her artistic talent comes in handy when the girls start a business together! She brings her upbeat flair to every situation—but can also bring her quick temper.
Meet Ella
Meet Mom
One of Grace’s best friends, nine-year-old Ella has a heart of gold. She’s the peacemaker of the group when her friends’ personalities start to clash. She’s also a math whiz, which helps a lot when the girls start planning a business together.
Meet Grandma and Grandpa
Meet Grandma and Grandpa
Grace’s grandparents are the proud owners of the First Street Family Bakery in downtown Bentwick. Their love of baking inspires Grace’s passion, and her dream of one day running the bakery herself. But when it looks like the business may be in trouble, it’s Grace’s turn to inspire them.
Meet Uncle Bernard
Meet Uncle Bernard
A hardworking Frenchman, Uncle Bernard is an amazing pastry chef who runs a pâtisserie in Paris with his American wife, Sophie. He is a warm, loving father to Sylvie and a firm yet kindhearted teacher to Grace.
Meet Aunt Sophie
Meet Aunt Sophie
Aunt Sophie loves baking as much as Grace does. She moved to Paris a few years ago to run a pâtisserie with her new French husband, Bernard. Now that she’s expecting a baby soon, she invites her niece and sister—Grace and her mom—to come stay with her in Paris and help out while she’s on bed rest.
Meet Colette
Meet Colette
A French teenager, Colette is the baking intern at the pâtisserie. She brightens the kitchen with her brilliant smile and colorful aprons that she makes herself. She helps show Grace the importance of learning from others.