Monday, March 12, 2012

(32)How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg

How to Eat A Cupcake 

Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Pages: 320

Annie and Julia grew up as close as sister's.  They lived in the same house, went to the same school and spent much of their childhood together.  The only difference between them and "real" sisters is that Julia was the daughter of the house and Annie was just the housekeeper's daughter.

Their friendship ended with the kind of betrayal that has been known to break even the strongest of bonds.  Julia headed out East to become a successful business woman and Annie stayed behind to work as a pastry chef in a local restaurant.  It is not until one night ten years later that they reconnect at a party where Annie is serving her cupcakes.  Julia sees the brilliance of Annie's talent and offers to help her make all of her dreams come true.  While they try to bury the hatchet and become successful business partners, the past is still lurking and threatens to ruin everything they have worked so hard to achieve.  Can both women make it out of this partnership unscathed or will their lives and friendship become even more scarred?

For obvious reasons, I really, really enjoyed How to Eat A Cupcake. I mean it is a book about cupcakes! How can you NOT love it, right? I also enjoyed it because the characters were interesting and their relationship's were so very complex.  Annie and Julia, Julia and her fiance, Annie and the St. Claire's, Julia and her parents. How to Eat A Cupcake is meant to be a Chick Lit, but it is so much more. It is not fluffy by any stretch of the imagination and it has characters as real as they can be with the same kind of problems that you and I face everyday.

Overall I recommend How to Eat A Cupcake to anyone who loves to read.  There is something in this book for everyone. Friendships, romances, intrigue, and of course cupcakes. Also, I can see it being a good Book Club pick.  Lots of discussion to be generated from within this book.  Give it a read and let me know what you think!


Ceska said...

This engrossing, intelligent, well written novel concerns two women: one the daughter of the domestic help and one the daughter of the wealthy family. The two were best friends until a falling out in high school, now some years later the first daughter returns and the two struggle to reestablish their friendship.

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