How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue(HarperCollins)
Me? Well I eat it mouthful by sugary mouthful, devouring miniature cake like it’s the first and only I’ll ever get to eat.
And this book… well, let’s just say that it had me at cupcake….
Meg Donohue presents her characters like cupcakes in a bakery window. They lay about displays for you, the reader, to devour.
A quick read of decadence, you get swept up in the story of Annie and Julia. Sisters, if you will, until rumours tear their friendship apart during high school.
Now almost ten years later, Julia is engaged to the perfect man, and Annie makes a living as a pastry chef. Things become really interesting when they decide to open a cupcakery and are forced to deal with past, present and future.
While they begin grapple with the things that happened between them new dilemmas crop up, dilemma’s so deliciously interesting, that it only added to me making this book my read of the month.
It took me a mere two days to finish this book – such is the power of Donohue’s easy, witty and laugh-out-loud (though not slapstick) style of writing as she sets the reader at ease, conversing through cupcakes, stringy pasts and friendships regained.
Oh, and don’t even get me started on the cupcakes! The descriptions this woman puts forth on a page will make you think that a cupcake will bring the dead back to life and initiate world peace! Trust me, you’ll want to have one or more on hand while you’re reading this book.
It’s the perfect read for the winter season, and hey, all that layers of clothing will help you hide that cupcake or two. Pick this book up – it’s decadent and delightful.
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