Cupcake Book Club #16



It’s that time again! New book selection for book club. Last month’s book was a great kick back and relax chick lit book. This month I’ve gone with The Union Street Bakery. About a woman who finds herself fired from her job and moves back in with her parents to help them run and manage their family bakery in Alexandria, Virginia.

Refresher to those that want to join in this month. The concept is simple. Each month I’ll chose a novel with a cupcake (or baking/food theme) and post my review here. In addition, I’m going to bake something delicious inspired by the book.

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I would also like to invite everyone to read, discuss and bake along with me. I also want to share! I’ll post a round up of any entries I receive. There are only a few loose guidelines stated below.

1. Make a good faith effort to start reading the chosen novel
2. Bake (or create) anything inspired by the chosen novel
3. Link to this post. Feel free to use the book club logo.
3. Email me your name, link to your blog post (if you have a blog) and photo (1MB or less in size) of your creation, where you’re from, and 1-2 sentences of what you thought of the book or what in the book inspired your creation by the stated deadline.
4. No spoilers please

Start reading now and join the discussion on the brand new Cupcake Book Club Forum! Send your inspired treat to me by June 10th and I’ll write a blog post featuring all submissions.

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  1. Here is the link for my book review and recipe chosen. I made basic sugar cookies because they are mentioned often in the book and I had never made them before. Thanks so much for doing this book club! I really enjoyed the book and the challenge of deciding what to make. Then there was the matter of the deadline, since I only found your blog about the book club on June !!

    The basic story is interesting enough, with the challenges of losing a job and starting over with the family business. But then the real story begins, where the main character goes on a journey of discovering who she really is. Included in this journey is a wonderful history lesson, complete with ghosts! I loved this book!

    I can’t find an email to send a photo though….you are welcome to take it off the blog or email me and I will send one to you.

  2. Thanks so much for reading! I’m glad you enjoyed it. My email is under the ‘About Me’ but don’t worry your comment is sufficient.


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