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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

There's More To Life Than Cupcakes by Poppy Dolan.

In this book we meet Ellie, who is married but 'sprogless'.  In between her musings on potential motherhood, she works at a food magazine called 'Crumbs' and attends a baking course in the evenings.  There's a lot going on in Ellie's life which makes for a fun and interesting read.  

Ellie is wonderful, warm characters who has you engaged in the book from the start.  Her best friend is a really colourful character, and I loved both her and her husband Pete's families. 

Ellie is at the 30-something age I am where people start asking you when you're going to start a family, and I just stare that them blankly wondering myself what the answer is?!  I adored reading Ellie's musings debating should I or should I not have a baby yet.  Her ramblings are completely over the top, yet totally understandable which I loved.

There are some fantastically funny moments in this book, I was snorting out loud reading about the wedding ring which could be used as a hoola-hoop for a bee.  You will definitely have a smile on your face when reading this book.

My only wish is that Crumbs magazine was real because I would be running out to buy it straight away.

This is Poppy Dolan's first book and after reading it I really hope she goes on to write more.  It's a wonderful book to read if you need cheering up, it's packed full of loveable characters, friendship, romance, and cake.  What more could you want!

The back page blurb:
Ellie Redford has a husband, a job and a home. According to the rest of the world, it’s baby o’clock already. Shame life doesn't come with a recipe… 

Ellie knows that starting a family with lovely husband Pete would be an amazing adventure. Pete would make a brilliant dad and she’d have an excuse to eat shed loads of Cherry Bakewell. But Ellie’s bestie would rather she was up at 3 a.m. with a bottle of Malibu, not formula. And with redundancies looming, Ellie’s boss isn’t exactly going to throw her a shower if she disappears for a year, with pay. 

While Ellie juggles her feelings (and everyone else’s) as competently as a drunken clown, she finds herself signing up for a baking class, alongside the young, free and sizzling hot Joe. As they work buns and shape tarts, is there more to their friendship than a shared appreciation of Paul Hollywood? 

Ellie’s souffl├ęs may be rising, but her personal life is one big soggy mess. If she doesn't make a decision soon, she may just lose everything that matters to her. Maybe it's time to take off the pinny and face up to the truth: there’s more to life than cupcakes… 

Title: There's More To Life Than Cupcakes
Author: Poppy Dolan

Buy There's More To Life Than Cupcakes here

1 comment:

Laura said...

Fab review- just grabbed my copy!