Monday, July 22, 2013

Spotlight & Giveaway: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

It is no wonder that the flirty and frothy food-themed novel, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan is an international success: with relatable characters and scrumptious recipes at the start of each chapter, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is pure delight to women’s fiction readers everywhere. This summer, Colgan is bringing her hilarious and heartfelt stories—with a dash of deliciousness—to the United States! To celebrate, Sourcebooks is giving away copies of this book ALL MONTH LONG! Each day this month, look for opportunities to win a print copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café with bloggers all over the book blogging community. Additionally, there will be a few guest blogs and interviews with Jenny sprinkled throughout—a great way to get to know a new author!

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe
By Jenny Colgan
July 2013
Baking is in Issy Randall’s blood. Growing up above her grandfather’s bakery taught Issy that a delicious pastry could make any day better. So when she’s laid off from her desk job—by the man she thought was her boyfriend, no less—Issy knows now is the time to start her own little café.

Armed with her grandfather’s tried and true recipes, as well as her own new dishes, Issy’s new dream job should be a piece-of-cake, right? But managing a café, delivering products on time and trying to have a new love life aren’t exactly going as Issy planned. And when her ex comes back into the picture, perhaps with his own motives, Issy’s search for the perfect pastry and a groundbreaking idea to save her café are much more than she bargained for…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jenny Colgan was a fussy eater as a child and didn’t even begin to learn to cook until she was 21, when her then boyfriend tried to teach her a few basics purely out of exasperation. While she is now able to make a variety of good, wholesome food for her family, she still can’t make scones. A former columnist for The Guardian, Jenny contributes regularly to national BBC radio and is the bestselling author of more than eleven novels, including The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (coming out in the US in early 2014). She is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more information, please visit and follow her on Twitter, @JennyColgan.

Thanks to Sourcebooks I have a copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe to giveaway. To enter leave a comment telling me what your favorite baked good (cupcakes are my favorite) along with your email address. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada. The winner will be announced on August 9th.


As mentioned above this is a month long book blogging community event so
make sure to check out the other participants.

7/1         Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
7/2         Celtic Lady’s Reviews
7/3         Books-N-Kisses
7/3         Chick Lit Central INTERVIEW
7/4         A Bookworm's World
7/5         Delighted Reader
7/8         Beth Fish Reads
7/9         Booking Mama
7/9         The Bookish Dame INTERVIEW
7/10       The Book Binge
7/11       Simply Ali
7/12       Debbie's Book Bag
7/15       The Bookish Babe
7/16       The Reading Café
7/17       Book Hounds
7/17       Cocktails and Books INTERVIEW
7/18       Peeking Between the Pages
7/18       Fresh Fiction GUEST BLOG
7/19       Jenny Loves to Read
7/22       Anna's Book Blog
7/23       Ramblings from This Chick
7/24       Books and Quilts
7/24       A Bookish Affair
7/25       Broken TeePee
7/26       Thoughts in Progress
7/29       Books and Needlepoint
7/30       The Reading Reviewer
7/31       Reading Between the Wines

8/1         Book of Secrets
8/2         Luxury Reading
8/5         Radiant Light
8/6         Ruby’s Reads
8/7         Caffeinated Book Review
8/8         The Romance Dish
8/9         My Book Addiction and More


  1. Ice cream and cookies.

  2. Chocolate cake.


  3. brownies.


  4. Blueberry Muffins smothered with butter! YUM

  5. Marble Cake. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Mille Feuilles. thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Is crumble a baked goods? Because it does go in the oven for a long time?

  8. Cupcakes are my favourite also, however, it the icing I like the best.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  9. Replies
    1. made me so hungry I forgot my email.... freda.mans[at]

  10. Thank you for the chance to win. One of my favorite baked goods is brownies.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  12. My all time favorite baked treat is Key Lime Pie, and thankfully one of my adopted sons is a Graduate Baker from the C.I.A.. All I need to do is drop off the limes and beg. LOL

    Take 2: I forgot to put in my e-mail address.


  13. Ice cream and cookies.

  14. My favorite baked treat is yellow cake with buttercream frosting. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  15. My favorite baked treat is mille feuilles. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. My favorite baked good is cheesecake.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  17. I love cinnamon rolls!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com



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