Sunday, April 22, 2012

What is Meg Donohue reading?

This weekend's featured contributor at Writers Read: Meg Donohue, author of How to Eat a Cupcake.

Her entry begins:
I'm reading (and loving) this tightly written, pressurized collection of linked stories that features a cast of female characters exploring what it means to be girls, women, wives, daughters, and mothers. The protagonists are quirky, funny, and...[read on]
About How to Eat a Cupcake, from the publisher:
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.
Learn more about the book and author at Meg Donohue's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: How to Eat a Cupcake.

Writers Read: Meg Donohue.

--Marshal Zeringue