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03 May 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Jane Linfoot's Cupcakes & Confetti

Jane Linfoot went onto my "find and read" list shortly after I re-discovered the wonderful world of UK Chick Lit in December. When she offered to send me the first in her new series, Cupcakes & Confetti, of course I jumped all over the chance... and I've loved it so much that I just pre-ordered the second book even though it's not due out until September.

I had planned to fly through Cupcakes & Confetti over the weekend but life got in the way as is often the case ... and rather than feel like I was rushing through it I decided to ease off and savor it much in the same way one would savor a decadent cupcake, you could say.

There were so many quotable/teasable bits that it was hard to choose the perfect one so I went to the first blurb I highlighted in my ereader from the 4%ish mark. It sums up Poppy so well .... at least in her own head:

"Give me a sponge and some icing and I can work wonders. Whether it's fairy castles, dumper trucks for birthdays, or the multi-tiered wedding cakes I make so many of now, they come easily. Sadly, if icing isn't involved, I have a great talent for stuffing up."
Speaking of her own head, I'm not always a fan of first person narratives because so often I walk away wishing I knew what the character was really thinking. No such worry with Poppy! She rarely holds back her thoughts and even apologizes for TMI moments. I love her. I love her friends and co-workers. I even love Henrietta the Chicken.

Amazon Description
Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.

Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’

Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?

This is the first full-length novel in a brand new series set in Cornwall. Look out for the next books in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series,

Sequins & Snowflakes
Bunting & Bouquets

The perfect romance to take on your summer holidays! For fans of Milly Johnson, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond.


  1. I fell in love with the cover and had to add this to my cozy challenge for this summer. Can't wait to read this author.

    My TT from Onyx Webb

    1. I hope you end up enjoying it!!! I'm kind of freaking out over having to wait until September to return to the shop. Luckily there are always other books to read for distraction :)

  2. Sounds like great escape reading.

  3. Sounds like pretty cakes!!! Though the rest is maybe not so pretty.

    mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/teaser-tuesday/