The Icing on the Cupcake
by Jennifer Ross
In this delectable novel—complete with recipes—Jennifer Ross frosts a sweet story of a young woman fulfilling her dreams, one delicious cupcake at a time.
In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancé, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home.
The Waller women have a tradition of baking their way out of sorrow. So Ansley mixes batch after batch of creative cupcakes—Black Bottom Heartache, Moving Blues Banana Caramel, Tres Leches Made Small. Before long, she’s opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan’s eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and Ansley’s nearly fail-safe tactics fall flat. And worse, someone’s got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley’s new life. It’ll take a cup of courage and a dash of Southern charm, plus a few secret ingredients, if Ansley hopes to pull off her recipe for success.
** This title will be released on April 6, 2010.**
Favorite Line(s): n/a
First Line: For Vivian death was a social event.
My Review: When Jennifer Ross emailed me asking if I would be willing to review her book I was over the moon excited. First and foremost my love for books, but than you are going to offer me a book that has the word cupcake in the title. Score! But wait... there is more... yes... more!! Every chapter in this book ends with a to die for recipe for a cupcake. Have I died and gone to heaven? Now I just need someone to bake me said recipes... anyone??? Ha Ha Ha!
Let me tell you about Ansley, I'm an Ansley and you are an Ansley as well. Meaning we all have that one moment in our lives where we can continue on the path we are on, even if no one likes us, or worse we don't like ourselves, or we can man up and change our course! This is what this book is about. A young woman finding out who she wants to be. She has been the person she thought everyone else has wanted her to be, but how does she do when she sets herself free to dream. Grab this book, it is adorable, witty and yummy in more ways than one!
I do have one problem with this book... does it go on my bookshelf or does it go in the kitchen with my other cookbooks? LOL
Jennifer Ross send me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much for thinking of me Jennifer!
Until next time...