I needed a light read and this definitely fit the bill. The story revolves around the relationship between two women, Julia and Annie, as they reconnect and try to get past a troubled past and a secretive present. The two women were essentially raised together. Annie was the daughter of Lucia, a woman hired by Julia’s mother (Lolly St. Clair) to act as her nanny. It worked out nicely that Julia and Annie were the same age. A bond quickly formed between the girls, but it was severed once they entered high school and their class differences became more readily apparent.
Julia has returned to San Francisco and is living with her parents as she gets ready for her upcoming wedding. Annie has been working as a baker and is known for her inventive and delicious cupcakes. Despite a rocky re-introduction, Julia decides it would be a great idea to work with Annie to create her own bakery. While Annie is hesitant at first, it has always been her dream to own her own bakery and eventually she caves. Documents are drawn up that say they will work together over the year, but after Julia’s wedding, the bakery will be solely Annie’s.
The bakery comes to fruition quickly (thanks to Julia’s hefty bank account) and while the women’s enthusiasm remains steady, despite a few setbacks in the form of vandalism, stalking, and a secret that Julia often let’s get the best of her. In the midst of all this and some relationship hiccups the book has a happy ending.
This was a nice, light read. You’ll probably enjoy it if you’re into “food lit” like I am 😉