Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe
Come and meet Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Café.
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 the moment. Armed with
When Issy Randall is made redundant in her city job, she takes her severance pay and decides to open a Cupcake Café that will display all the wonderful recipes she’s inherited from her grandfather. It’s not ...more
There were so many different POVs and it got annoying really fast - switching for one to another to another to another in the same chapter. The characters felt one-dimensional at best.
What a cute and cozy read! I have no idea why but for me this was a book equivalent of a romantic comedy circa the 90's featuring Meg Ryan. It was just a sweet (mind the pun) and warmhearted read that was good for the soul.
For those that like to bake, baking recipes are included at the beginning of nearly every chapter. I cannot personally attest to the difficulty of the ...more
Issy lost her job at the real estate agency and was at a loss as to what she could do for a living. She wanted to do something creative this time around. She decided to open a cupcake shop since she had Grandpa’s recipes and his inherent baking talent to back her up. Issy started out having a rough time with her new endeavor, but she wasn't giving up just yet. ...more
Anyway, great recipes. ...more
This was my first Jenny Colgan book. My wife bought it for me because I’d said that it was good to see a novel that set out simply to bring its readers some happiness. The book kept its promise.
There was enough plot to keep me turning the pages, enough character definition to want the heroine to win through and choose the right guy in the end and enough contemporary British ...more
* Very slow start, I almost gave up on it
* Heroine leaves a lot to be desired. I mean really, ex boyfriend says "jump" and she says how high.
* Abrupt ending, with an unexpected twist done solely to alert you that there are more books coming.
I don't think this is the best this author has.
Issy is a little bit clueless when it comes to love, involved in an office romance ...more
Issy Randall is an excellent baker who has learnt everything about baking from a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery. When she’s laid off from her boring desk job at a real estate office ...more
The story might be a bit unrealistic, for everything that happens to Issy, the main character, happens like perfect coincidence, but all too luckily timed. It doesn't decrease the story, though. It might actually make it better. Everytime ...more
I have a head for business and a body for sin. Unfortunately, the sin appears to be gluttony.Issy Randall is a baker at heart - nothing gives her more joy than baking the perfect cupcake, frosting a cake or making cinnamon roll.
Her grandpa ran several successful bakeries and taught her everything she knows.
Baking is...Life. So when you describe what you're making, you must describe life. Do you see? It's not just recipesBut she - ever the practical girl - went for a corporate ...more
So this is my second time reading this and I really enjoyed it again. The first time I read this was way back in 2016. I was able to race through some parts though just because I already knew how this was going to end. I still liked Issy though I found her frustrating, I 100 percent enjoyed the other ladies, and I still wasn't that invested in the romance that was included.
Review from 2016:
( Issy can be really ...more
Of course, becoming an successful entrepreneur isn't as easy for Issy as she would've liked, but her dear friends, a very nice bank adviser and her grandpa, who supplies her with his ...more
#SassyBookworm #Chicklit #RomCom ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and Landmark books for sending me a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Issy Randall grew up in her grandfather’s bakery in Manchester, England. She learned how to knead bread, whip meringue, and frost cakes. Issy also watched her grandfather take care of his community, in good times and bad. In turn, the community turned Grandpa’s bakery into a success. The roles reverse when Issy is now working in London and Grandpa is relocated to a nearby care facility as ...more
Issy is a very "nice" character, and like all "nice" people, that tends to get annoying sometimes. Her relationship with Graeme, and her obsession with him and stupidity at continuously taking him back to be treated like a doormat was the "annoying" part.
Otherwise, I think what I liked most about this book was how much I felt I related to it. Everyone (at least all those I ...more
Issy was an endearing and kindhearted ...more
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