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Friendships should never be taken for granted.

The ups and downs of high school forged an unbreakable bond between Vanessa and Nichole. Summer’s over and Vanessa is preparing for life at the local liberal arts college. Without her best friend by her side, Vanessa starts to chart her own path. Navigating new friendships and relationships proves easier said than done.

Nichole got kicked out of her mother’s house, lives with strangers in a sketchy neighborhood and commutes across town for her job in retail. She doesn’t always make the right choices and she has only herself to blame when things go wrong.

Something’s gotta give. Who will make the first move – or will fate intervene to remind each of them of the importance of their bond.


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Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s son from a burning building. Nessa blames the boy, but her best friend Nichole thinks it’s time to let go of the past. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge will bust her out of her shell. A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.


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Celebrate the awaited release of the second book in the For the Love of Donuts series – “Seize the Donut” by Rachel Barnard, by getting some donuts!

Where to get a FREE DONUT!!!

Krispy Kreme

Dunkin’ Donuts (with beverage purchase)


Or join me at 6:30 p.m. at Mill Creek (WA) Frost to watch me and some other local donut enthusiasts in a donut-eating contest!

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Frost (Mill Creek)


Mill Creek, WA

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15217 Main St #106, Mill Creek, WA 98012

(425) 379-2600


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Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: Bacon Maple Bar

Signature shop donut: NA (but I would argue the froissant is their signature)

Most popular US donut: glazed

2nd most popular US donut: Boston Crème

Donut Hole: Not available

What I tried:

Bacon Maple Bar, Bavarian Creme, Raised Glaze, Froissant.


What to expect:

A large open space with many tables. There are donuts as well as some cafe items like soup, sandwiches, and salads. They even have cakes, macaroons, and a gluten free cupcake. You can get a little bit of everything at this shop, but be prepared to deal with a unique labeling system akin to Starbucks and some pricier selections. Everything is neatly displayed in the front counter and low enough so you can see every donut.



Donuts. They are large. They are tasty. The place was not crowded and there was plenty of parking. They have some unusual donuts that I want to try out next time I visit, like lavender old fashioned.


Don’t Worry:

If you have questions on which donuts are ‘evolved’ and which are ‘premium’ the employees will set you straight.


My favorite:

I liked how open the space felt and how large the donuts were (you can share!) I thought the maple glaze on the bacon maple glazed was better than most maple glazes out there. Besides, it’s hard to go wrong with bacon.