How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
42 Reviews

Free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clairs' housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia's San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls oblivious to class differences could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

A decade later, Annie bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother's death, and a painful secret jeopardizes Julia's engagement to the man she loves. A chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, but when a mysterious saboteur opens up old wounds, they must finally face the truth about their past or risk losing everything.

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The plot is just pure brilliance. - Goodreads
Maybe it was the rather boring who-dunnit sub-plot. - Goodreads
A somewhat predictable ending, but a very good read! - LibraryThing
Each chapter alternated in narrative voice. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - writerbeverly - LibraryThing

Not what I expected, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. Ten years after high school, once best friends and pseudo-sisters reconnect. Annie is still smarting over the way Julia betrayed her as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Julia St. Clair and Anita "Annie" Quintana grew up together like sisters in San Francisco-Julia the only child of the wealthy St. Clairs and Annie, the only child of the St. Clair family cook. Their ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Meg Donohue has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughters, dog, and a weakness for salted caramel cupcakes.

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