Earlier this year I was chosen to be one of the readers for the Melissa Nathan Award (read about it here) and one of the books I recommended was short listed (read the blog post here).
Well... The verdict is out! The winner of this year's Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance is...
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan!! Congratulations! Here is a little taster for you:
Ever dreamed of starting over?
Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?
Wrong. As her friends point out, she has trouble remembering where she left her house keys, let alone trying to run her own business. But Issy is determined. Armed with recipes posted to her from her grandfather, and with her local bank manager fighting her corner, Issy attempts to prove everyone wrong. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception. Can Issy do it? (Goodreads)
Have you read this book? If you did, what did you think of it? Award worthy?