Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Cafe, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline don't seem quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the cafe - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.
This December, Issy will have to rely on all her reserves of courage, good nature and cinnamon, to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas, one way or another... Blurb from www.goodreads.com
It is a sequel to Meet at the cupcake café which I have not read but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of this book as Miss Colgan gives you a brief run through of the character backgrounds, but even without that it's easy to follow what's going on in each of the character's lives. The two main characters (Issy & Austin) are in a 'will they/won't they conflict' but not in the traditional sense, and it did twist a few times and keeping guessing to the very end as to how things would turn out. My favourite characters were Issy mum and Austin's son they really added the humour to this read.
Overall a lovely cosy read for the festive period (or a great New Year read if you're not quite ready to let go of Christmas!)
8 out of 10 KDS points
My February read is...drum roll please...Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks.
|Publisher: William Morrow & Company|