- PUBLISHED: 28th April, 2016.
- PUBLISHED BY: HarperImpulse an inprint of HarperCollins Publishers
- GENRE: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
- FORMATS AVAILABLE: Paperback, Kindle Edition
- ISBN: 9780008190491
- RATING: 5/5
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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?
This is the first full-length novel in a brand new series set in Cornwall. Look out for the next books in The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea series
I was given a copy of this by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
What to say about this book that hasn’t already been said. ‘Cupcakes and Confetti’ gives you everything you could want in an upbeat summer read. It’s got weddings, fluffy chicks, cows, pretty dresses, cake and of course hunky farmer Rafe.
The first in the series of Little Weddings by the Sea books, is amazing. I loved how light and airy it was even when things took a downward spiral between protagonist Poppy and charmingly, handsome yet infuriating antagonist Rafe, owner of Daisy Hill Farm.
When we first meet Poppy it is in her poky apartment above a little weddign shop in St. Aidan, Cornwall carefully constructing a romantic message for one of her cakes because that is what she does – she designs, makes and delivers cakes (mainly for weddings) to the various brides that visit her friend and boss Jess’ shop ‘Brides by the Sea’.
The whole book is us as a reader following Poppy as she tries to juggle working as a baker, a wedding co-ordinator and best-friend to bride-to-be Cate all the while, struggling to tackle the brooding enigma that is Rafe Barker, farmer extraordinaire and ultimate wedding cynic.
I completely love this book, and am now jumping at the bit waiting for the anticipated sequel ‘Sequins and Snowflakes: Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Book 2’ to be published which, will be sometime in September. I was first drawn in by the very pretty cover and then by the blurb. When I first started reading this book I was a little underwhelmed by Poppy but, I have soon come to love her down-to-earth yet zany personality and the way she goes the extra mile to ensure every wedding goes off without a hitch.
The slow but steady relationship between Poppy and Rafe is everything I dreamed it would be for a Jane Linfoot novel. My second favourite character was Poppy’s best-friend Immie with her no-nonsense, life of the party attitude. Immie is the only character other than Rafe who I feel really complements her personality as well as, where Poppy is in life.
Overall, this is a really enjoyable read with lovable characters including Henrietta the office hen and one which, I definitely recommend to those who love a light, fluffy read full of romance and promises.