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On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Cupcakes & Crumbs
(Berry Lake Cupcake Posse #1)
By Melissa McClone
Women’s Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 237 Pages
November 17, 2020 by Cardinal Press, LLC

After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.

When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise…or sell it.

To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:

Juliet, who’s trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who’s meddling mother won’t stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else’s lives…but hasn’t a clue what’s missing in her own.

Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.

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About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa lives in Washington state with her husband, three children, a Norwegian Elkhound, and three cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

My review:

Note: Most of my book reviews are inspirational fiction, this is not. However, it is a clean read. 🙂

This is a new to me author and I loved that I was pulled into the world of these five women and their home town of Berry Lake. Each woman had their own issues but they came together after the death of Bria’s aunt and former owner of the bakery where they had all worked as teenagers.

The push and pull of all the relationships within this town were enough to make me keep turning the pages to see what would happen, although in a few of the early chapters there were too many characters for me to keep track of. I focused on the main ones.

I really enjoyed this story…until the end. This book was a cliff hanger, which I truly don’t like. While there were some loose ends tied up, there were way too many questions left unanswered.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The relationship between the five women and their individual characters.

What I didn’t like about this book:

Cliffhanger! This book seems like it was meant to be read as an introduction to the series with a slow build on each women and then questions that need to be answered in later stories.

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes but only with the caveat that it is the first in a series and doesn’t read as a standalone story. I loved the way the author pulled me into this group of women. This is the first book of the series.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Melissa McClone, author website

Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Prism book tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.

-Loraine Nunley

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Tour Giveaway

A Cupcakes & Crumbs Prize Pack, which includes:
A $10 Amazon gift card, cupcake makeup bag set, cupcake charm, cupcake socks, set of magnetic clips, lip gloss, key chain, sticker, swag pack, and bookmark (US only)

Ends November 25, 2020


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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone (Plus Giveaway)

  1. Thanks for being a part of my book tour and reading the book! It is a connected series, and not a standalone like my clean romances. Just how it ended up going or it would have been way longer.

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