Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan is the perfect novel for foodies and for those of us who love novels of women’s friendships! This is one of those stories that leaves you feeling happy, not to mention hungry too. Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe makes you realize that it’s never too late to go after your dreams!
Issy Randall has always loved to bake and she can create the most mouth watering delectable little cakes you can imagine. Her earliest memories are of baking with her grandfather who owned a bakery and she has definitely inherited her love of baking from him. So why is she is at a desk job when it’s the last thing she really wants to do. Well I guess then it’s a good thing she’s laid off from her job because it forces her to reevaluate her life and her relationships.
Issy decides to open up her own shop. It’s something she’s always wanted to do but has been too afraid. The only problem there may be is she’s opening up on street that isn’t all that popular anymore called 4 Pear Tree Court. The shop is perfect though and there is beautiful courtyard – Issy can picture the perfection of her shop clearly in her mind. So she embarks on the journey of getting it all going and while dealing with that she’s also dealing with one love she thought she had and one she may have as well as finding new friendships in unlikely places.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is a wonderful story with characters you will come to love. I really liked Issy for her determination in following her dream and making her shop a success. The only thing about her that drove me crazy was her lack of judgment when it came to men but many of us can attest to being the same way at some point in our lives. It’s awesome to read a book about a strong and smart woman who makes her dreams a reality even if the odds aren’t all in her favor.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is a delightful novel that is sure to please any foodie with the yummy recipes at the start of each chapter. I thought it was really well done how the author weaves the recipe in with what the chapter is about. Anyhow just a few of the recipes that caught my eye were Peppermint Creams because I love anything peppermint. There was also Lemon Getting What You Want Cake, Double Chocolate Cupcakes, and Strawberry Meringue Cookies and that’s just to name a few of the great recipes in the book. I also loved how she made little funnies while relating the recipe like while you’re baking eat the extra ingredients and then proceed to eat all of the baking while laying around in your jammies. There were quite a few laugh it loud moments.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan was a winner for me! Check back tomorrow for a spotlight and a chance to win a copy of this great novel for yourself!
Source: Review copy provided by Sourcebooks via NetGalley. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
wall-to-wall books-wendy says
cuh-uuuuute! Love the cover, love the title, sounds great!
It is great Wendy. You’d like this one I think.
Love the cover.
I like the cover too Ann.
Connie Fischer says
Sounds yummy! I love cupcakes and consider myself to be a die-hard foodie. Looking forward to reading this.
I love cupcakes too Connie! Especially lemon ones.
Connie Fischer says
So glad to hear I’m not alone here. Let’s go get some and a nice cup of coffee! Yummy!
I saw that there is another book with the same cast too, yay
I saw that too Linda. I’m hoping Sourcebooks will be coming out with that one here too.
Melissa B says
Sounds so interesting!
I love books about food! =)
Me too Melissa. I’m always drawn to story lines to do with food or bakeries, etc.
I know I’ll like this one, Dar. Nice review!
I think you’d like this one too Mary.
LINDA RIMA says
Sounds like a great one! Thank you for the review & the giveaway chance
That book sounds like my kind of summer read! Thanks for sharing!!
It is the perfect summer read Cheryl!
Laura Fabiani says
This sounds like the perfect book to read when one needs some cheering up!
Laura, all those yummy baked goods is enough to cheer anyone up. Lol.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it made me want to rush into the kitchen to bake. Looking forward to reading more by Jenny.
Me too Heather and I’d love to read more from her too.
Charlotte Wills says
Love the title and cover of this book. I am sure it will be a good book to read.
It is a great title Charlotte. I’d pick it up in a bookstore just based on the title.
Rita Wray says
I love chocolate cake. The book sounds great, I can’t wait to read it.
I just love books involving food, and this sounds so cute! Of course now I want a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing ooh and a cup of coffee! Great review:)
Kimba, this book made me hungry more than a few times. Lol.
Nancy Luebke says
Cinnimin and rasin bread
KATHLEEN BIANCHI says
My favorite is my mother’s Red Velvet Cake. She took her special frosting receipe to the grave unfortunetly. The cream cheese frosting is not the correct one.
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This sounds like a delightful read too! I’ve been in the mood for books just like this so on to the TBR list it goes. Sounds great 🙂
Sam, this one is a great summer read. It’s light and easy and jut what you need in the summer when things are so busy.
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