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 soufflés 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
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