REVIEW – Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

“Life was always easier, reflected Issy, when you were carrying a large Tupperware full of cakes.”

Oh, I read this book at exactly the right time! I was looking for something lovely and snuggly and heartwarming, and this fit the bill perfectly. When Issy is laid off from her job, she decides to purchase a space to start a bakery. She quickly learns that it’s not as easy as just making yummy cakes – but with a little bit of help and a lot of work, it turns into something wonderful.

I loved the characters in this book – although they might be a bit stereotypical (the feisty best friend, the bitchy newcomer with a heart of gold, the “good guy,” the “bad guy”) they fit well into the story. This book made me laugh out loud multiple times, which is always a sign of a great read.

This was my first Jenny Colgan book, and I can’t wait to read more!

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