16 November 2020

Cupcakes & Crumbs | Book Review + Giveaway


After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.

When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise… or sell it.

To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:

Juliet, who's trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who's meddling mother won't stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else's lives… but hasn't a clue what's missing in her own.

Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.
Publisher: Cardinal Press, LLC
Release Date: November 17, 2020



A death reunites a group of old friends around a beloved bakery—exactly when all five could use renewed friendship to help sort through their problems. Of course, life proves complicated, offering no easy solutions for the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse (which leaves a few loose ends for future books in the series to handle), but the stories of these five women do mix together for an entertaining read.

Melissa McClone’s Cupcakes & Crumbs is a deliciously sweet story of friendship. While I did have a hard time with all the characters at the beginning, I did settle into the story well and enjoyed their various perspectives and circumstances. I look forward to reading more of McClone’s Berry Lake Cupcake Posse series.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

USA Today bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa lives in Washington state with her husband, three children, a Norwegian Elkhound, and three cats who think they rule the house. They do!


A Cupcakes & Crumbs Prize Pack, which includes:

A $10 Amazon gift card, cupcake makeup bag set, cupcake charm, cupcake socks, set of magnetic clips, lip gloss, key chain, sticker, swag pack, and bookmark (US only)

Ends November 25, 2020



  1. I enjoy friendship stories and this setting sounds fun and delicious.

  2. I really enjoyed the description of the book. I like books featuring a friends storyline. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Thanks so much for being a part of my tour and reading the book. I really appreciate it!

  4. I like the interactions between close friends. The way that authors describe each character enriches the plot.

  5. Melissa McClone is a favorite author of mine. I am hooked on all her series books especially.

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  7. I think it sounds like a fun book that I would enjoy.

  8. The book sounds interesting. The cover is very attractive. Best wishes to the author on the book.

  9. This sounds like an inspiring book. Friendship is so important.
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