• Books That Make Me Want to Bake or Cook

    Books That Make Me Want to Bake/Cook

    I love being in the kitchen. It’s been my happy place ever since I was a small child planting my tushie in my mom’s colander. My siblings and I were always underfoot, so, as soon as we were tall enough to help, she put us to work. As an avid reader with a thing for the kitchen, it doesn’t surprise me that I love books with recipes (not cookbooks) and that I find myself wandering into the kitchen after reading a book about food. I mean, what’s better than sitting down with a book about food while enjoying a delicious homemade treat? So here are some books that make me…

  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan - a book review

    Book Review: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

    Title: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe Author: Jenny Colgan Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Publication date: July 2, 2019 Genre: Women’s Fiction Summary: Issy Randall was raised in her grandfather’s bakery, but, instead of opening her own, she got an office job in London and moved her grandfather into a nursing home. When she’s abruptly laid off and seemingly loses her boyfriend/ex-boss, she takes it as the perfect opportunity to open her own cafe. It’s a slow start with a single employee, someone she met in a class for those who had been laid off, but, with the support of friends and a very handsome banker, she manages to get her cafe off the ground. Until her…