Guys, I love this book! You MUST add it to your summer reading list!
Ok, so sure, as a food blogger I was drawn to the title. But, who wouldn’t be? Look at how cute that cover is. All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant was a pure joy to read. First, I have to say that this is listed as a Fiction/ Christain Romance. But it was written in such a great way that it’s perfect for everyone to read whether you are a believer or not. There really isn’t a lot of a religious aspect to it. Just that the main character, Kat Varland is a believer and has been questioning what life has to offer her.
Kat works in a small town bakery with her aunt, who owns the place. Her aunt is very old fashioned and only makes 3 types of cupcakes, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Kat has moved passed all that and created her own fancy cupcakes with all types of ingredients and fillings. She has big dreams of city life and her own shop.
When her best friend Lucas signs her up for a cupcake competition the two of them find themselves dealing with much more than the pressure of backing for television!
It’s such a cute and charming story.
What I really liked is that you think the story is predictable in certain parts. Oh, you’ve read/seen this before. But, there is quite a bit that actually surprised me. Ready Betsy St. Amant is a new breath of fresh air. I really enjoyed this book.
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Sounds like a fun book for the summer. I should get a copy for the beach.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This sounds like a great read. The title alone makes me want to read it. Thanks for sharing this.
Catherine S says
This sounds like a good book. I need to make more time to read. I will add this one to my list.
This sounds like a wonderful read. I would have picked it up simply because of the cover and title! So cute!
Liz Mays says
It does sound like a great read! The dynamic between Kat and her aunt sounds interesting.
I wrote it down! Will have to see if I can find it for my kobo. Sounds great and I’ll admit the title is awesome!
Marcie W. says
Cupcakes definitely make me happy and I certainly love them. Trying new cupcake recipes is always a good idea too!
Sounds like a fun little book to read. I love the cover.
Sounds like a good summer read. I am always on the look out for something to bring along on vacations.
Sounds like a cute story … and I love the cover 😉
Debbie Denny says
Sounds great. I have added to my list
I feel in love with the book title! I am a sucker for a good book title…great review!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
We used to watch Cupcake Wars all the time, so we’re already very familiar with the world of cupcake competitions!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
Love a good summer read! Thanks for your insight on this book!
I love the title of this book, its so cute. Sounds like a fun read, who doesn’t like cupcakes and romance!
Rachelle J says
This sounds like a fun summer read! I will have to add it to my beach reading list!
I’ll definitely have to get this book! Sounds like the perfect read for summer!
I love a good book and I love cupcakes. This sounds like a great match. It’s fun to be able to relate to characters who share your interests.
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
Sounds nice, light, and interesting for a summer read! I tend to save my dark brooding stories for the winter months anyway.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love to read a good book. I will have to check this one out on my next trip to the book store.
I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but it really is so cute. I love summer time because I get to catch up on reading.
It does sound like a fun light read… perfect for summer. I’ll add it to my list! 🙂
Just the titling is tempting! I love food inspired books, perfect for beach reading!
The Mid-Atlantic Foodie says
I can’t wait to pick this up for the beach! It sounds like a great read and right up my alley!
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
You had me from the title. This sounds like the perfect beach read!
this sounds like a fun book to read! I will check it out!
It is really cute.
This looks like a great summer read! I love the title too.