Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I read Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe on my Kindle at the end of last year and was thrilled to find Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe at my local library and I thought I would do some mini reviews of them. These books are your typical, easy reading, chick-lit books.
The Cupcake Cafe
I have to admit, I was drawn in by the girly, pink cover of this book. It is a well written book, with a nice plot and a happy ending. I found the storyline was partially a typical chick lit, with a few twists thrown in. The characters are well written and have a realistic air to them. I especially warmed to Izzy's character and found her to be relatable.
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe
You do not need to have read the first book to understand the second as it doesn't build too much on the first one and you get a short introduction to the characters at the beginning of the book. I know I'm reviewing this way past Christmas, but it's a lovely festive book, which would be perfect for reading over the holiday period and makes you want to bake all sorts of Christmas goodies. I enjoyed the book, but found it to be a little dragging in places. The storyline was quite predictable and I felt it ended quite abruptly.
I enjoyed both books and would happily read another book by Jenny Colgan. I loved the inclusion of recipes at the beginning of most of the chapters in both books. I wish I had given them a go, but I am a lousy baker. Naturally, the recipes in Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe are all Christmassy and makes me wish that Christmas was around the corner. These books would be brilliant for anybody that loves chick-lit and cake.
Have you ever read any Jenny Colgan books?
Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy