Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Formats: Trade Paperback $14.99
How I Read It: Trade Paperback Arc from Publisher
Rating: 4 Crowns
Ever dreamed of starting over?
Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?
Wrong. As her friends point out, she has trouble remembering where she left her house keys, let alone trying to run her own business. But Issy is determined. Armed with recipes posted to her from Grampa, and with her local bank manager fighting her corner, Issy attempts to prove everyone wrong. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception. Can Issy do it?
Jenny Colgan is a new author to me but I will definitely be looking for more from this talented author.
When Issy Randally loses her job, she decided to pick-up her grandfather’s recipes and open a bakery. Throughout the book, we see the love she has for her grandfather and the annoying relationship she has with her boyfriend Graeme.
I thought this book was a charming story that focused on Issy’s life and the people weaving in and out of it. There were no highs or lows in it for me, it was just sort of a pleasant little read that kind of made me want to start a bakery of my own.
The one thing I could have done with out was her relationship with Graeme. I was practically screaming at her to chuck him to the curb.