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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (707 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Ross Narrator: Kate Baldwin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this delectable novel, Jennifer Ross frosts a sweet story of a young woman fulfilling her dreams, one delicious cupcake at a time.

In Ansley Waller’s world of Southern belles and gentlemen, getting a diamond ring isn’t just important—it’s the ultimate goal. So when her fiancé, Parish, unceremoniously kicks her to the curb and cancels their upcoming wedding, Ansley is so ashamed that she decides to leave Dallas and make a fresh start. In a surprise move, she heads to New York City to live with her recently widowed grandmother, Vivian, whom she’s never met. In turn, Vivian gives Ansley a no-nonsense ultimatum: Rather than wallow in misery, either get a job or go home.

The Waller women have a tradition of baking their way out of sorrow. So Ansley mixes batch after batch of creative cupcakes—Black Bottom Heartache, Moving Blues Banana Caramel, Tres Leches Made Small. Before long, she’s opening up her own cupcake shop and even trying her hand at dating. But the ways of Manhattan’s eligible bachelors are altogether different from their Southern counterparts, and Ansley’s nearly fail-safe tactics fall flat. And worse, someone’s got a half-baked scheme to sabotage Ansley’s new life. It’ll take a cup of courage and a dash of Southern charm, plus a few secret ingredients, if Ansley hopes to pull off her recipe for success.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With lovable and loathsome characters, vastly different settings, and recipe after recipe, Jennifer Ross not only paints a candid picture of the New York lifestyle but the Texas lifestyle as well.”

    Examiner.com

  • “Debut author Ross shows real skill for realistic characters and funny situations.”

    Library Journal

  • “Striking the perfect balance between tart wit and sweet romance, Ross spoons up a thoughtful blend of chick lit and women’s fiction.” Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alison | 2/13/2014

    " The baking tips were condescending. I like foodie books that make me run to the kitchen - this had the opposite effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy Striano-Preece | 2/11/2014

    " Adorable chick lit book! Just what I was in the mood for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Blake | 2/8/2014

    " This book is an actual story of my life...except I haven't opened my own cupcake shop (yet). It won't be for everyone, but it was by far one of the most perfect books I've ever read for my personality, hopes and dreams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie Rodrian | 2/1/2014

    " Loved it! I loved the recipes at the end of each chapter. I can't wait to try some of them out! "

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About the Author

Jennifer Ross is a former Wall Street Journal and Dallas Morning News reporter and the cofounder of the movie production company Brick House. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, children, and her two Papillions, Navette and Ruby.