Book Review: How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue

how to eat a cupcakeI received a copy of How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue in exchange for an honest review.


Free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clairs’ housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls oblivious to class differences could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

A decade later, Annie bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death, and a painful secret jeopardizes Julia’s engagement to the man she loves. A chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, but when a mysterious saboteur opens up old wounds, they must finally face the truth about their past or risk losing everything.


What a home run of a book! It gives me chills when I find a book that I find irresistible from page one, and this exactly what happened with How to Eat a Cupcake. The dynamic between Annie and Julia was tense, loving, troubled, and supportive –all wrapped into one. These characters really leapt off the pages and made this impossible to put down. I loved the mystery surrounding the death of Annie’s mother and also with the cupcakery break-ins. I think I could go on and on about how much I loved this novel, but I’ll just say go read it – and grab yourself a cupcake!

Rating: 5 stars

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  1. pascale
    January 15, 2013 / 7:13 am

    I read this book over the summer on my kindle and absolutely loved it. I could not stop reading, and think I finished it in 2 days. Great book: race out and buy it!

  2. Samantha
    January 15, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the comment Pascale, it was amazing!

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