Friday, September 28, 2012

Book Club (Swap) Friday


 I'm always looking for reading recommendations.  This is probably why my "to-read" list on GoodReads is monstrous.  I swear I'll get through all of them someday.  Maybe.  So, anyway, about a month ago, Kaylee at All Things Bright and Beautiful mentioned a Book Club Swap.  I didn't even hesitate to sign up.  I sent her my information, and a little over a week later, I had a new book in my hands, courtesy of Kat at Espresso Yourself.


There's Cake in My Future
by: Kim Gruenenfelder

Description (from Amazon): 
After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull” in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny.  Melissa (Mel), still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm.  The red hot chili pepper would be perfect for Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott, but can’t seem to make their relationship more than platonic.  And recently laid off journalist Nic wants the shovel, which symbolizes hard work, to help her get her career back on track.  Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake – as well as the future it represents.  But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests’ fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema, and Nic can’t help but wonder…. Is the cake trying to tell them something?

My review:
I had never heard of the author before, so I had no idea what to expect. The title and description were intriguing though.  What can I say?  I love chick lit. It was a really quick read (or maybe that's just me because I HAD to know what happened next), and I loved her writing style. This story was funny, touching and very real. I could relate to each of the women featured and the issues they were facing. The ending was a little predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless. I can't wait to read more of her books.  Thanks Kat!!

2 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! Wish I would have known about it - going to have to check out that book and the author!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  2. Sounds like a fun book. I'll have to go by the library and grab it! THanks for participating hun!

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