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Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: Cupcake Café Series, Book 1 | [Jenny Colgan]

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: Cupcake Café Series, Book 1

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster.
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Publisher's Summary

Issy Randall can bake. No, Issy can create stunning, mouthwateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe's bakery, she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open her own little café. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all of her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster.

Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is about how life might not always taste like you expect, but there's always room for dessert!

©2013 Jenny Colgan (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A funny novel about friendship, food and love. . . . [Listeners] with an interest in baking will love this book." (Kirkus)

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    Robin new york, new york, United States 04-09-14
    Robin new york, new york, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2010

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    "a fun bit of fluff"

    Sometimes you just want to listen to something young and fun, that isn't annoyingly written. This is that kind of book. i'd give it 3-4 stars.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 11-20-13
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.

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    "This ovel is as good as the cupcakes"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe to be better than the print version?

    I cannot read print because I am legally blind, so cannot answer this.`


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe?

    I liked the scene in the bank when she applies for a bank loan. There were many.


    What does Michelle Ford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I found her to be a very good reader. She helped bring the story out in a lively, but not overly acted.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the solid characterizations, humor and the recipes. This is a very good book to give to someone who is having some personal or physical problems. It is humorous and life-affirming. A joy to read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 08-03-14
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 08-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Nice, not great but quite good"

    I know this book was a finalist in the recent ChitLit awards and yes it was enjoyable but there was that extra something missing. I wasn't hanging out to find out what happens next .. I was quite happy to keep listening and plodding on with the story and just waiting for the end.

    Not saying it wasn't enjoyable. You'll get cake recipes and cooking tips and the story itself was OK but just average. Girl loses job, spends her redundancy on opening up a cake store, makes new friends, learns from her old grandpa, meets a guy etc

    Nice story .. I actually listened to most of it whilst cooking but at times, had to make myself focus on the story

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