Vanity Fare: A Novel of lattes, literature, and love by Megan Caldwell
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (December 2012)
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle,
Format Read: e-arc
Synopsis from Goodreads: A charming novel about a 40-year-old Brooklyn mother, recently divorced, who starts writing copy for a bakery, discovers a knack for food-related literary puns, and becomes entangled in a love triangle.
Molly Hagan is overwhelmed.
Her husband left her for a younger, blonder woman, her six year-old son is questioning her authority, and now, so is she. In order to pay her Brooklyn rent and keep her son supplied with Pokemon and Legos-not to mention food and clothing-she has to get a job. Fast.
So when an old friend offers Molly a copywriting position at a new bakery, finding romance is just about the last thing on her mind. But the sexy British pastry chef who’s heading up the bakery has other thoughts. And so does Molly when she meets the chef’s intimidating business partner-who also happens to have a secret that might prevent Molly from getting her own Happily Ever After.
My thoughts: The title of this book, Vanity Fare: A Novel of lattes, literature, and love was the initial draw for me. Each element a favorite for me, how could I go wrong? I found myself in a waiting room with my kindle, and a variety of books to choose from and this one jumped out at me, it was time. Once I started the book I had an extremely difficult time putting it down.
You have to appreciate Vanity Fare for what it is, a fairly light read full of literary references, some mouth watering desserts and a hefty serving of romance.I loved Molly for all of her bookish quirkiness She is a typical bibliophile always grabbing her book on her way out the door. She had me laughing at times and rolling my eyes at others. Her friends were true characters and completely enhanced the story. You have to love it when you know they are telling you like it is. Pure and simple.
I knew from the beginning who I wanted Molly to be with and the journey that she took to get to the end of the story was entertaining to say the least. I would not hesitate to recommend Vanity Fare to anyone who likes a fun book that talks about books includes some great food references and a dose of romance that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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