Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
Sourcebooks, Inc., 2013
First Line: Issy Randall refolded the piece of paper and smiled.
Synopsis from Goodreads: Having grown up in an apartment above her Grandpa Joe’s little bakery, Issy Randal has always known how to make something sweet. She’s much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she’s laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open up her own little caf . But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster. Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is about how life might not always taste like what you expect, but there’s always room for dessert!
My Thoughts: I absolutely adored this novel. Not only does it have a great unpredictable story, it is also filled with amazing recipes. I love to bake so that was a huge bonus for me. I’ll be honest, I had never heard of Jenny Colgan, but as I was browsing the shelves and BAM, I spotted this novel and was immediately captivated by the title and the cover. I had to buy it!
I couldn’t put it down from the beginning. I couldn’t wait to see how things turned out for Issy after she was fired from her real estate job in London. I admire a woman who follows her heart and does something she truly loves. This was the perfect cuddle up by a fire kind of read. I highly recommend this book. I gave it 5 stars.