Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar.
Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn’t until my mother’s
death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss
called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a
potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative
might be the key to unlocking my dreams.
Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that
could turn those dreams to ruins—literally.
Too bad the son of that powerful family is just the kind of guy
I’ve been looking for.
I suppose being heir to the Hunter family’s Blushing Grape Winery
should make me happy, but nothing could be further from the truth. With my
mother gone, my father has taken me under his wing, and I despise everything
about the way he does business. Sour grapes, indeed. Instead of raising money
for charitable causes, my true passion, I’m chasing my father’s manifest
Too bad his dream includes paving paradise.
Too bad the property owner is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met.
They say the course of true love never runs smooth.
But that’s nothing a magical cupcake can’t solve.
Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
A short, sweet review for a short, sweet novella. This book combines two of my favorite things: cupcakes and a dash of magic.
Both Julie and Horatio have been living a life their parent- for Julie her mother and Horatio his father- want for them. Nothing makes me happier than when people shed that and follow their dreams. Both characters are more than likable and together they are really quite sweet,
A very short read-- I read it in about an hour. I enjoyed the shifting POV between Julie and Horatio. Chancellor seemed like an intriguing town. There's a whole series of novellas set there, so if you like this one you have several more to devour.
About the Author
Romance author. Cupcake connoisseur. Certified herbalist. Beach
bum. Fan of all things Starbucks. Holistic healing advocate. Surfer
girl wanna-be. Lost guru. Maker of dandelion wine. Counselor.
Paranormal buff. Etsy addict. Secretly Jedi. So not a geek
girl. Gifted in sarcasm. Hot wife. Ninja mom. And now, I'm ready to share a
whole head full of witty, mouthy, smart, lovely, heart-warming, and hot
characters with the world. Are you ready?
Poppy Lawless is the author of the forthcoming series Love
& Chocolate releasing in 2015 and The Glass Mermaid.
Poppy holds degrees in English and Psychology. She is a counselor in the field
of mental health and is a trained herbalist. Poppy's new series blends the best
of romance with a Practical Magic or contemporary Bewitched appeal.