Published:28th April 2016
Pages: 339 Pages
Series: #1 The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea
Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.
Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’
Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?
Thank you to Jane for sending me a copy of Cupcakes and Confetti to read and review.
The ‘Brides by the Sea’ wedding shop is a place made of dreams, Cate, Jess and Poppy are the three musketeers, each having their own talent. Poppy bakes the wedding cakes and seems to play the main role within the novel – Cate and Jess each have their own craft too. I liked Poppy, she was funny, genuine and sweet. One thing that did annoy me ever so slightly was how, near the beginning, she acted weak. Female characters should be strong and independent – no man should define who you are! Other than that minor niggle, she was great, as were all of them!
Unexpectedly, Poppy is asked to become a Wedding Planner at Daisy Hill Farm and her boss Rafe isn’t the nicest – why is he being such a difficult person to work with? She’s been thrown into the deep end and ultimately, saved his bacon – he should be grateful! Poppy has little experience as a Wedding Planner, so is understandably nervous. However, the more she gets involved and enjoys her new role, the more she ignores Rafe’s grumpy ways and gets on with it.
Cupcakes and Confetti will most definitely make you feel happy and content. Jane’s writing style always makes me want more because it’s so enjoyable and easy to read. You’ll be finished in less than a few days, but that’s ok because you’ll love every moment of it. I’m not normally one to get all gooey over weddings or romantic novels, but I did with this. Reading the novel also gave me a kick up the bum. I get married in August next year and I haven’t really started planning anything – oops. All the characters in the novel seem to have lots of fun when planning, or being a part of, weddings, so how hard can it be? I’m just a tiny bit lazy, go on, someone kick me up the bum and let’s get this wedding started!