Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Table of Contents: There's Cake in My Future

There's Cake in My FutureAuthor: Kim Gruenenfelder
Publisher/Year: St. Martin's Griffin, 2010
Synopsis: After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull” in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny.  Melissa (Mel), still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm.  The red hot chili pepper would be perfect for Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott, but can’t seem to make their relationship more than platonic.  And recently laid off journalist Nic wants the shovel, which symbolizes hard work, to help her get her career back on track.  Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake – as well as the future it represents.  But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests’ fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema, and Nic can’t help but wonder…. Is the cake trying to tell them something?

What Others Have To Say
Chick Lit
"This is Chick Lit at its peak"

Kirkus Reviews
"Gimmicky romp about letting life surprise you. Gruenenfelder too often relies on sitcom one-liners, but her women are smart, likable and good to each other."

Publisher's Weekly
"this is a good read, hip and amusing without ever thinking too hard."

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