Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Book Review....Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Issy Randall, proud owner of the Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline aren't quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.

This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another . . .

Copy of book received from publisher - many thanks!

After reading Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe and thoroughly enjoying it i was very excited to hear Jenny was releasing a sequel, set at Christmas too, could it get any better?! I was not at all disappointed! I had one concern, what if i had forgotten what happened in book one? It was a while ago when i read it but no worry was needed, a brief recap at the beginning refreshes all you need to know and reading book one isnt even needed, perfect.

Issy Randall's passion is baking (which is also a huge hobby of mine so the recipes amongst the chapters...fab!)  and after the sad passing of her grandad she opened her very own Cupcake Cafe, made great friends and fell in love with the amazing Austin. All is pretty perfect in her world, until Austin goes on a trip to New this the end?

I am a huge fan of Issy's Character in the Cupcake Cafe books. Her warm, innocent, endearing and lovable personality makes her a pleasure to read about, along with the other characters in the book. Austin and his little brother Darny, Caroline, Pearl and little Louis. Each have their own individual 'stories' and background which captivate the reader all the way through both books.

This book was a fun, warm, entertaining novel which i would recommend to everyone. I rate it 10/10 - The Novel Cafe Cupcake. Couldn't put it down, would read it again tomorrow! Brilliant book. Bring on book 3!

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