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How steamy is it? Simmering

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

Critic Reviews

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

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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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Lovely story, well narrated

What did you love best about Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe?

The honesty of the main character's strengths and weaknesses

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

The moments with the grandfather sharing his recipes and love

What about Michelle Ford’s performance did you like?

Very dynamic performance. Understood the material and made the right choices for emphasis.

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

Following your heart can lead you to your dreams.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Illinois
  • 09-08-17

Cute story, fun read, delicious recipes

Where does Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I liked it a lot, but it isn't one of my very favorites of all of the Audible books I have listened to. I liked this the best of all of this author's books. I find her books get a little overdrawn by the end, after good characters and good story and development, but somehow they lose their way a little. I listen as I drive and I drive a lot, so her books are fun for the most part but this is the only one I have kept in my library.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked this lead character a lot because she actually cares about her Grandfather and isn't just angry at the world and judging everyone for half the book...I find this author's female leads a little whiny and strident and nit-picking for the first few chapters. Just as I am about to say "I quit! I can't stand this character for one more chapter!" the lead character gets more developed and likable and starts to show some gumption and I stick it out for a good story till she starts to wrap it up and they all get a little off track again. But I like her books enough to keep trying them!

What about Michelle Ford’s performance did you like?

This has been the best narrator of all of Jenny Colgan's books. She did a good job bringing each of the characters to life.

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

Life can be delicious if you just start baking

Any additional comments?

If you want to try one of this author's books, this is the most well-rounded one and really an enjoyable listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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And the cupcake goes to

I loved it! It was great fun and sweet and I always love a happy ending!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I love jenny colgan books. good storytelling.

audible needs to get more jenny colgan books. they are simply wonderful and endearing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Such a sweet story and lovable characters. I plan to read/listen to the next book in the series. I may even try one of the cake recipes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The perfect "sweet" little Listen!

I was looking for something easy, sweet and enjoyable! This did not disappoint! If you are expecting a literary masterpiece, don't. But if you want to listen to a wonderful narrator, tell a lighthearted story, this is for you! The writing was spot on and the narrator made it come alive. This listen will be a hard one to beat.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Bridget Jones Meets Cupcakes!

Would you listen to Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe again? Why?

I might listen to Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe again if I was in the mood for a fun, happy,sweet story. Why? With all the mysteries and thrillers I read, which are typically graphic and grisly, this was a nice, bubbly surprise!

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

I loved Issy getting to know her Cafe and prepare it for the opening. It made me excited and dream of my own cupcake cafe that I have always wanted to own.

Have you listened to any of Michelle Ford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not listened to Michelle Ford's other performances before, but I would love to listen to more of her. She did a wonderful job, and did excellent with the various characters.

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

Bridget Jones Meets Cupcakes!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Toby
  • Portsmouth, NH, United States
  • 11-20-13

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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Excellent story

Pulled you right into a sweet (no pun intended) story. Very good sound quality and production.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful