How to Eat a Cupcake finds Annie going into business with her former friend, Julia. Julia was actually more than a friend as they grew up in the same house as sisters since Annie’s mom was Julia’s nanny. High school changed all that and the two didn’t speak for a decade. But Annie never held anything against Julia’s parents, so she agreed to provide the cupcakes for a party at the St. Clair home. The story of their estrangement and subsequent reconnection comes in alternating perspectives, which helped create a bond with both women. Instead of rooting only for Annie, I wanted Julia to find happiness as well. At times the relationship between the women was simply fun, but it got very serious at times especially when they started being honest about the events of their lives. Meg Donohue’s debut novel is a touching depiction of friendship and family with wonderful plot full of mystery, love, and cupcakes.
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