Books Worth Buying: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe’

16 Aug

Today’s segment is brought to you by blogger/reviewer/foodie/friend, Francesca Poggi! A gracious and funny woman, I jumped at the chance for her to do a guest post in the “Books Worth Buying” segment.

Her purchase-worthy read is “Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe'” by Jenny Colgan. Let’s find out why!!

Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan

When Tara agreed to let me join this feature even if I wasn’t an author, I was really excited about it. I started thinking about which books were worth it, and then it hit me: Meet Me at The Cupcake Café was the one.

I really loved this book, first because it’s about food (lol), but mostly because I really related with the character, Issy. I felt close because I am too trying to start my own business (even if it doesn’t have anything to do with food) and because she lives in Islington (where I lived for two years). So it was a bit like reading about me. Also, this book is perfect for romantics who hope for a HEA, and for those who love to cook, there are recipes inside the book that you could try yourself.

I know it’s anything but paranormal, but it’s a great read and I think it’s good to read about fictional real-life-experiences every once in a while. Plus, the sequel Christmas at The Cupcake Café’ will be released in a few months, and I can’t wait to read it!!

Summary (taken from the book):

Come and meet Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Cafe’

Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. When she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize moment. Armed with recipes from Grampa, and with her best friends and local bank manager fighting her corner, The Cupcake Cafe’ opens its doors. But Issy has absolutely no idea what she’s let herself in for. It will take all her courage – and confectionery – to avert disaster…

A great big shout out and Thank You! to Ms. Poggi for being with us today. I look forward to having her back again soon.

You can read Francesca’s full review of “Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe'” here at her blog.

A little more about Francesca Poggi:

I’m Italian but I’ve been living in London since 2008. I’ve been blogging since May 2011, but although I love books so much, I also blog about other things. Between reviews, deadlines, and organizing virtual book tours, I am also trying to start my own business.

The genres I usually read are urban/dark fantasy, paranormal romance, dark erotica and historical romance (I know, totally different from each other, huh? :P), and from time to time I enjoy reading chick–lits.

Find Francesca at her blog:


One Response to “Books Worth Buying: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe’”

  1. writermirandastork August 16, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Fantastic post, and another book I need to pick up-more so because there are recipes! And now I want a cupcake. 😀


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