Today’s spotlight is for a book I’m excited about and which I reviewed yesterday and loved (my review). The book is Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan. Just that title makes me smile! Well to celebrate the July release of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe Sourcebooks is having a month long tour with lots of giveaways so without further delay enjoy the post and be sure to pop by the end of the post for your chance to win a copy of what is sure to be a deliciously fun novel for foodies everywhere!
It is no wonder that the flirty and frothy food-themed novel, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan is an international success: with relatable characters and scrumptious recipes at the start of each chapter, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is pure delight to women’s fiction readers everywhere. This summer, Colgan is bringing her hilarious and heartfelt stories—with a dash of deliciousness—to the United States! To celebrate, Sourcebooks is giving away copies of this book ALL MONTH LONG!
Each day this month, look for opportunities to win a print copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café with bloggers all over the book blogging community. Additionally, there will be a few guest blogs and interviews with Jenny sprinkled throughout—a great way to get to know a new author!
ABOUT MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE
Baking is in Issy Randall’s blood. Growing up above her grandfather’s bakery taught Issy that a delicious pastry could make any day better. So when she’s laid off from her desk job—by the man she thought was her boyfriend, no less—Issy knows now is the time to start her own little café.
Armed with her grandfather’s tried and true recipes, as well as her own new dishes, Issy’s new dream job should be a piece-of-cake, right? But managing a café, delivering products on time and trying to have a new love life aren’t exactly going as Issy planned. And when her ex comes back into the picture, perhaps with his own motives, Issy’s search for the perfect pastry and a groundbreaking idea to save her café are much more than she bargained for…
Read an excerpt
Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, and B&N
BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE TOUR!
7/1 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
7/2 Celtic Lady’s Reviews
7/3 Chick Lit Central INTERVIEW
7/4 A Bookworm’s World
7/5 Delighted Reader
7/8 Beth Fish Reads
7/9 Booking Mama
7/9 The Bookish Dame INTERVIEW
7/10 The Book Binge
7/11 Simply Ali
7/12 Debbie’s Book Bag
7/15 The Bookish Babe
7/16 The Reading Café
7/17 Book Hounds
7/17 Cocktails and Books INTERVIEW
7/18 Peeking Between the Pages (That’s me!)
7/18 Fresh Fiction GUEST BLOG
7/19 Jenny Loves to Read
7/19 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
7/22 Anna’s Book Blog
7/23 Ramblings from This Chick
7/24 Books and Quilts
7/24 A Bookish Affair
7/25 Broken TeePee
7/26 Thoughts in Progress
7/29 Books and Needlepoint
7/30 The Reading Reviewer
7/31 Reading Between the Wines
BONUS GIVEAWAYS IN AUGUST!!!
8/1 Book of Secrets
8/2 Luxury Reading
8/5 Radiant Light
8/6 Ruby’s Reads
8/7 Caffeinated Book Review
8/8 The Romance Dish
8/9 My Book Addiction and More
ABOUT JENNY COLGAN
Jenny Colgan was a fussy eater as a child and didn’t even begin to learn to cook until she was 21, when her then boyfriend tried to teach her a few basics purely out of exasperation. While she is now able to make a variety of good, wholesome food for her family, she still can’t make scones. A former columnist for The Guardian, Jenny contributes regularly to national BBC radio and is the bestselling author of more than eleven novels, including The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (coming out in the US in early 2014). She is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more information, please visit http://www.jennycolgan.com/ and follow her on Twitter, @JennyColgan.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have one copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment telling me what your favorite baked good is or maybe even a favorite memory you have of baking with someone special. My favorite baked good is sugary sweet sugar cookies – I love them!
- Tweet, share on Facebook or blog for 2 extra entries.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on August 3/13. Good luck!
I love my desserts and have many favorites. If I had to pick only one it would be choc fudge cake with fudgy icing.
My favorite sugary sweet is my Grandma’s Iced Brown Sugar cookie.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/bookfanmb/status/357833285981835265
Thanks for the chance to win!
Charlotte Wills says
Ice cream and cookies.
I would pick brownies. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.
Janel @ Creating Tasty Stories says
You only want me to list one favorite, LOL? I’d say it’s a toss up between sticky buns and stroop wafels (caramel filled, crispy cookies). See, I couldn’t pick just one! 🙂
I shared on Facebook, too.
Delectable treat is chocolate mousse. Lovely giveaway.
There are too many baked goods out there that I love. 😀 But if I had to choose, it would have to be chocolate chunk cookies, with extra chocolate.
Thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway, Darlene. I will post it in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂
Mille-Feuilles are my indulgence. Thanks.
Judie McDonald says
I never met a bakery sweet I didn’t like! But, my specialty to bake is Walnut-Rum cake. I make it in all sizes from Bitelette to Bundtlette.
Rita Wray says
I love chocolate cake.
Diane Castiglione says
I love to bake and enjoy giving them to friends. My favorite is a brownie recipe that I have.
Did like this and tweet.
Connie Fischer says
Believe it or not, but my favorite baked goods are cupcakes. They are right sized and just delicious. My children and grandchildren love for me to make them for them because I add my real, homemade buttercream frosting. Yummy! This is another reason I was drawn to the cover and the book here by Jenny. Would so love to win a copy of this yummy book!
Will tweet and share on Facebook.
I love all kinds of baked goods. In fact I’m working on a diet that’s just pastries and fresh fruit. Sure, you don’t get skinny but you’re tremendously happy most of the time.
I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/357910435934121984
Thanks for the giveaway. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
Sandra Furlotte says
My favorite treat is a lemon cupcake filled with lovely lemon curd.
Yum, baked goods…is it fare to say I love them all?! Hmmm I guess for the nostalgia and sheer yumminess — banana muffins.
I shared it on FB: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=629145153770271&id=108116422539816
Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SavvyVerseWit/status/357921376276979712
Viki S. says
It’s chocolate mocha cake with mocha frosting that I make for my middle son(24) every year for his birthday. We’re the only ones in the family that eat it – I do not complain ;).
Elizabeth MacGregor says
Lovely giveaway, Darlene and the book sounds delicious! Love the cover! My favourite baked delights~ Good gracious~ there are far too many to name! Used to love baking with my children when they were small and now with my grandchildren ~ They always want cookies and cupcakes. Both are faves with me and of course chocolate cake and red velvet are sinfully delicious as well as spice cake or coconut and coffee cake and pies, oh my~ and I always Love Hummingbird Cake! Nothing like a kitchen filled with the heart-warming aroma of something tasty baking in the oven! Can’t wait to read this book and have added it to my TBR List~ Thank you and Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth MacGregor
Terry Martini says
My favorite baked good is Orange Kiss-Me Cake that my mom used to make. I have wonderful memories of making it with her. My job was to crank the grinder to grind together the oranges, walnuts and raisins. I still use that grinder to this day.
Brownies warm gooey firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter follower @rhondareads will tweet
This sounds like a fun book, love culinary fiction & Foodie books! One of my favorites is lemon pound cake. I’ve shared on facebook!!
Denise M says
my fave baked good is my Moms chocolate chip cookies. Based on the Tollhouse recipe but nobody makes them better
I like to make jello cookies they are fun to make. Thank you for the chance to win.
I also shared on twitter https://twitter.com/griperang/status/358021334015545344
griperang at embarqmail dot com
Wendy Newcomb says
I used to bake a lot but don’t do much of it anymore, maybe Cinnamon Rolls, I love them!
I love desserts! One of my favorites is Black Forest Cake. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Lisa Garrett says
I love Red Velvet cookies!
Lisa Garrett says
Laura Fabiani says
My favorite dessert is Tiramisu. Thanks for this giveaway!
laurafabiani at videotron dot ca
Seaside Book Nook says
My favorite baked good would be cherry pie. However, my most meaningful memory baking sugar cookies with Jiffy white frosting with my mom and siblings. We made them for St. Patrick’s Day (clover), Easter (bunnies and eggs), 4th of July (stars), Halloween (pumpkins, ghosts, and bats), Thanksgiving (turkeys) and Christmas (Santa, star, gingerbread man, candy cane, ornament, and teddy bear). I don’t make them for all the holidays above, but have all my mom’s cookie cutters and I keep Jiffy frosting in freezer (so hard to find it in NY).
My favorite baked good is my homemade cherry pudding as they use to call it. Also my apple dumpling pies. I could eat them all in one day they are so good.
posted on my FB – Am Hengst
I absolutely LOVE macaroons!
wall-to-wall books-wendy says
Awesome! Its like I read your mind. When you posted this before and I commented on how cute the cover and title were – I was thinking… Please do a giveaway. LOL
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Lace cookies! Light, yummy and delish!
I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rockstar1023/status/358426214869905408
Britney Adams says
I love warm, delicious chocolate sheet cake!
Carol M says
I love chunky chocolate chip cookies!
mittens0831 at aol dot com
Anita Yancey says
My favorite baked treat is yellow cake with buttercream frosting. Thanks for having this giveaway.
Anita Yancey says
Shared on Facebook as Anita Yancey.
When I first saw this book, I wasn’t particularly interested in reading it, but I’ve seen enough good reviews now. I think I will try it.
One of my favorite baked goods (I like them all!) is Gooey Butter Cake!
Jane Squires says
My favorite baked good is any and all. But for my husband’s birthday for 34 years I bake him a homemade peach pie every year. It got interrupted before his 39th birthday while I had our youngest daughter – we just had it a week later.
I am not hard to please – if it is dessert, I like it.
Shared link to this giveaway on my blog!
pamela james says
My mom’s cheesecake and creme puffs. Only a memory now.
pamela james says
I love to eat and make bundt cakes.
Melanie Backus says
How do I choose a favorite……I love sweets!
Tammy H says
My favorite memory is that of my grandmother cooking. She would always make it look so easy, especially rice pudding. She would never measure, just a handful of this and a pinch of that and it always tasted so good.