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Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: 12/03/18

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan is the tale of a woman who leaves the hustle and bustle of office work to start a cupcake bakery in the tradition of her grandfather's old bakery.

Issy Randall loves to bake. She's in a relationship with her boss but he has tricked her into believing it should be kept a secret. Except it turns out (of course) that everyone else knows about it.

When she's made redundant in the most humiliating way possible, she decides to take her severance package to lease the retail spot at the end of a courtyard. It's the spot that has been open for months and never seems to keep a business. But everyone likes cupcakes, right?

Everything comes together in a way reminiscent of the Shopaholic books. Though Issy and her roommate are both quite bubbly, they aren't as over the top as Becky and Suze.

I listened to the audio as performed by Michelle Ford. She brings a brightness to the text that gives life to the characters.

There's a sequel, Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe.

Five stars

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