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Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Colgan
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)

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The perfect escape (Woman Magazine)

Light and fun read for the sweet-toothed, with a clutch of recipes as the icing on top (Choice)

This tale is even sweeter than the first. Festive and charming, it's another triumph for Jenny Colgan (Cosmopolitan)

Book Description

* Standalone sequel to the much-loved and bestselling Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

* Join Issy, Austin, Pearl and Caroline as they prepare for a very interesting Christmas . . .


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1163 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751550337
  • Publisher: Sphere (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZTCY44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a perfect Christmas read xXx 25 Oct. 2012
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
My favourite book of 2011 was easily Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan. The storyline left you all warm and fuzzy inside and the characters seemed to play on your mind for weeks after finishing the book so imagine my delight when sorting out our Christmas book when I am told Jenny Colgan is releasing a Christmas book and not just any Christmas book but back with our characters who we know and love!

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 . . .

This is the first sequel Jenny Colgan has released and what a hit this is going to be. Meeting back with all of our favourite characters it doesn't take long to fall into step with their lives a year on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delicious 8 Jan. 2013
Format:Hardcover
After reading meet me at the cupcake cafe, Christmas at the cupcake Cafe was a complete MUST read, and I was not disappointed. I LOVE The Cupcake Cafe, and if Caroline finds herself a new rich man, I'd work there in a stir of a mixer :) Would Love love love a follow up, in 2014 or so .. Valentines at the Cupcake Cafe ... just image the recipies .. x x
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite Christmas read... 9 Dec. 2012
By C. Rucroft VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
I love nothing more than a good Christmas book and try to cram as many in as possible! I do own 'Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe' but haven't got round to reading it - I really don't like to read books out of order but decided to start this as it was a Christmassy read. At the start of the book there is a little description of the previous book, which gets you up to speed.

The story follows Issy and her friends as she prepares to celebrate Christmas. She owns the cupcake cafe and is relatively happy with her life, having met Austin and his brother Darney. That is until Austin goes to New York... There is a nice balance between all the characters lives - Pearl and her little boy, Louis, Caroline and her divorce.

This book just really lacked something for me. I found it rushed at times and there wasn't as much of the cupcake cafe as I would have liked. It didn't give me the Christmassy feeling I expect from a Christmas book.

The recipes were of no interest to me as I cannot stand buttercream, but I did read them. Colgan came across as quite bossy in them - do this, don't do this. It just annoyed me. I do agree with another reviewer that these would have been better at the back of the book as they were distracting and they broke up the flow of the story.

All in all, not bad but I have read better Christmas books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness, Joyful and Magical 22 July 2014
Format:Hardcover
"Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe" is the first sequel to be writen by Jenny Colgan, it is set about a year after her story called "Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe."
The story follows a young girl named Issy Randall, who is the owner and baker at the cupcake cafe. The cafe is based in London, which Issy runs with her best friends; Pearl and Caroline. Issy also has a boyfriend called Austin who is looking after his younger brother after their parents passed away.
In Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe, Issy is excited about the upcoming season, that is Christmas.
Issy's Gramps is one of the best bakers and she loved to cook with him when she was little, which lead her on to opening Cupcake Cafe. Pearl also works at the cupcake cafe and has a son called Louis, who she raises on her own but Louis father does drop by from time to time to spend time with him. Caroline was married but now is divorcing her husband whilst still working in the cupcake cafe.
Issy's Boyfriend Austin is the local bank manager who has a little brother called Darny. He has had to raise his brother after there parents died.
This Christmas at the cupcake cafe is going to experience a lot of new and exciting things. there will be laughter, happiness, fulliment and most of all cupcakes.
If I had to sum this story up in three words they would be Happiness, Joyful and Magical.
When reading this story I found myself getting into the christmas spirit (even though it is only November) as it is everything you want in a book. It is one of the best christmas books I have read and will definitely read it again.
What made the story even better was the recipes that were included in the book, I will be definitely be making the recipes to enjoy over the christmas season.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As always Jenny Colgan is a very good read, and its good to know what...
As always Jenny Colgan is a very good read, and its good to know what happened in the storyline, great delivery also
Published 47 minutes ago by Bern
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really lovely read, left me wanting another follow up book! Definitely worth the read
Published 10 days ago by helz89
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe
Lovely follow up to " Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe" can we have a further book to this one?
Published 13 days ago by Mrs Heather Bustin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love love love very good book thank you jenny
Published 16 days ago by Barby Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Christmas read
Good Christmas read. Enjoyed this follow on about the Cupcake cafe. Well written and entertaining couldnt put it down. More about the Cupcake cafe would be very welcome.
Published 18 days ago by benita horne
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it from the start
Just finished this book, I loved it from the start, found it difficult to put down so glad I came accross Jenny Colgan books
Published 24 days ago by crystal 87
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this and perfect to read up to Xmas
Published 27 days ago by Mav
4.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected pleasure
I didn't expect to enjoy this as it's not the sort of book I normally read. But to my surprise I really did enjoy it. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Jane Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A feel good book, with some lovely recipes
Published 29 days ago by Trin Constable
5.0 out of 5 stars A great festive book I love all of jenny colgans books ...
A great festive book I love all of jenny colgans books well worth a read especially if you have read the first one "the cupcake cafe"
Published 1 month ago by Georgina
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