How many of us sit in our offices dreaming of running our own little shop, whether it be a book shop, bakery, coffee shop or even a B&B.
This book allows us to escape and vicariously live this dream through Issy, a woman who was taught to bake by her Grandfather and has baked as a hobby all her life. Even though it is a story where you would expect the main character to succeed the disadvantages of pursuing this type of dream are also encountered.
The other characters in the book are from diverse backgrounds but are brought together in a very natural way. Each one has their own distinct personality, their own problems and their own quirks which add beautifully to Issy's story.
I loved this book and strongly recommend reading it.
Ok, I admit, I also fell in love with Issy and dreamed of working with her in the Café, but it is the mark of a good book when the characters feel that real.Talking to Addison
and Looking for Andrew McCarthy
had always been my favourite books by Jenny but 'Meet Me at the Cupcake Café' would definitely be the one I would save if I had to save only one.