Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review: How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 320 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Funny, free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated, ambitious Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls who know nothing of class differences and scholarships could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship. 

A decade later, Annie is now a talented, if underpaid, pastry chef who bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death. Julia, a successful businesswoman, is tormented by a painful secret that could jeopardize her engagement to the man she loves. When a chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, they must overcome past hurts and a mysterious saboteur or risk losing their fledgling business and any chance of healing their fractured friendship.

Kritters Thoughts:  Are you looking for a book that is centered around friendship and will take you on a journey with two friends who are reconnecting?  This book would be the one to pick up and read and pass onto a friend.

The book hops between both main characters points of view with ease - Julia is the organized, behind the counter, saleswoman who is trying to find out what her future should look like and Annie has always felt left out, but can bake like the dickens! (Yes, I used dickens in a review!)  They are friends from the past, but history and drama has separated them.  Although this book had some predictability to it, the overall story and writing were superb, so I didn't mind that I knew where it was headed.

A sweet (in more ways than one) book that friends of all ages can enjoy.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

GR Cover Challenge 2012: Sweet Treats

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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1 comment :

  1. I love books that make you want to hand them over to a friend and say "you MUST read this!"

    Glad this was that kind of book for you. Thanks for being on the tour!

    - Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours


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