The plot of the book was not focused on the pursuit of love, even if it contained that sweet aspect as well, but on the pursuit of one's dream and ambitions. It was inspiring and motivating, also the recipes at the beginning of each chapter and the final epilogue where the writer gives baking advice was such an original touch to the novel.
I haven't yet read another book like the Cupcake Cafe...
I think I would and might pick up the second Cupcake Cafè book I noticed on Audible
Cupcake Romance? Nah, I prefer the original title
The reader... was talented as she was able to make many, many different voices but her tight British accent... dunno where it was from... but it was just at points unbearable. At times I even had to rewind back because I couldn't understand what the hell she was saying, especially when she was reading grandpa's parts. At one point I even thought about turning the damn thing off but stuck to the end only because the story was enjoyable.
The style of writing... very fresh, easy to read, humorous, ironic despite the plot. The reader was also a pleasure to listen to
I have read books about terminal illnesses before but the way this book tacked it: with a somewhat humorous tone made it unique
I read this book in 2 days despite living my life and going to work etc. without even realizing it! it was such a pleasure to follow that I didn't even notice it flew by. I absolutely suggest this book
I am not sure
Someone who did not sound so much like my grandmother... at times I felt as if she was reading the book to me and considering the plot it was a complete turnoff
a bit more of a realistic sense and a more experienced Jamie ... some more turning points and focus on the important, less on the fluff
I started reading this book because many people had suggested it and also because the TV series caught my attention. I have read long books before but at times I had problems with this novel because it lagged during points when it could have perfectly avoided and vice versa it rushed through some pretty crucial points in the story.
The characters were interesting but several times the male lead was not believable... I mean, come on, a rough Scottish islander with such sensitivity despite the historical time? The female character with her nurturing attitude seemed to be the one wearing the pants for most of the time...
I am not sure whether I will continue with the second book. I have read a preview and it intrigues me but I am afraid it will lag on forever like the first book. Yes, I will think about it, but for now I will read something else.
Addictive, original, entertaining
The description of the various environments, the detailed explanation of a futuristic society
She just made the book reading smooth and flowing and kept me company during my long road trip the past weekend.
I totally recommend this book. I don't know why people compare it to hunger games, it is very different... actually I believe it is way more applicable compared to hunger games and could indeed become a future way of life in order to avoid conflicts. I also watched the movie last night. It was interesting to compare and contrast visual details and thanks to the fact that the author was also co-producer in the movie they were similar to what I had imagined (this means the descriptions in the book were excellent) however the movie was sooooo disappointing.
Therefore, please do not judge this story on the movie as there are several differences and the movie story line was very rushed and sketchy.
Certainly, it's one of these stories that leave you thinking of how much humanity developed throughout history and thanks to the effort of people that put their morals before their material well-being
The writing style, especially during Handful's story. The description of details during the suffering as well as during the few moments of beauty in the slave girl's life. The love that permeates between a mother and her daughter. The undying hope when all seems impossible.
Definitely Handful. Sarah's stuttering pretty much got on my nerves at times
definitely the same as the book title. It's so right on.
I am a huge fan of The Secret Life of Bees by the same author so when this book came out I had to absolutely read it. I confirm the story was great and that the author did not disappoint me. The plot is really touching and the enlightening confirmation that the story is based on a true story make the reading even more emotional to me.
I love Sue Monk Kidd's writing style and the way she conveys her feelings on paper. I definitely recommend you pick this up especially if you like me are a fan of womens' studies and female literature.
well-written, intimate, touching
I've never read a book like this, it's very unique to me
There wasn't a particular favorite, they were all different
Definitely Will. It's incredible how at first he was unreachable and how throughout the book he tried his hardest to open up to love despite his difficult circumstances and restrictions
I suggest you read this book only when you have the right time to devote the attention it deserves, it touches you in a profound way.
I certainly would, it's got some magic to it and it's so well thought out and written.
Very creative and descriptive, it takes you right into the circus!
The parts in which he describes the senses perceived during the visits to the circus, he looks like he is very much into it.
No... the final part and how it connects right again through the beginning (this is not a spoiler, don't worry, but others who read the book will understand) is sensational
The scottish accents were somewhat annyoing lol... but regardless, absolutely check out this book. It should definitely be made into a movie. I can imagine Tim Burton doing an amazing job at the rendition.
this one kinda did it for me... too obvious and very bland
I am readying a more structured book, with a bit more soul: the Night Circus
She actually did a good job in working with accents and gave more personality to the speakers... without her I would have probably rated this even lower
This book was so boring that I actually decided to leave it aside. I was expecting it to be exciting and entertaining after having read all the good reviews, unfortunately nothing really happens throughout most of the story and the main female character is even annoying.
If you are really into romance novels and you want to read a very, very similar book (sweet girl is taken away from her homeland by a rude warrior and eventually, after a whole lot of adventures, they fall in love) read Dream of me by Josie Litton. At least there's a plot in that story, and the hot scenes make you really hang onto the edge of your armchair :)
As much as I love chick lit, this was way too long... the twists and turns that go on during the book are just too predictable so I think the book would have been more enjoyable if it had been shorter and more straightforward.
As previously mentioned, I would make the chase less obvious, and the guy less impossible. It's true that chick lit is way too good to be true, but this romance was just way over the top.
I found her way of reading very enjoyable and her tone of voice in some characters made me smile
It was a cute reading and I don't regret purchasing the title... but I found myself listening to the whole way through just to reach the end.
There is way too much chick lit available nowadays and I know pretty much all plots have been explored... I just think this one lacked at least the originality of the steamy passionate scenes and that element of fantasized romance that actually has the potential of becoming reality.
A whole other type of story! I felt totally fooled by getting this book
No, because thankfully there are many much better books of the genre and I know it
clear, soft, nagging
Huge disappointment! the plot was so intriguing, a mix between twilight and vampire diaries, only with angels. The writer didn't at all play the story well, it had such big potential... and it's not about teen romance, forget about it, I would have never found this appealing, not even when I was 15.
The biggest achievement was that I was able to listen to the whole story, always hoping that it would get more interesting... nope, not the case!
This is a trilogy? Nope, I've had enough with the first book. No more.
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