Monday, September 17, 2012
Giveaway & Review ~The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne Pfeffer
Date Published: July 24, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Alexandra spends so much time helping others realize their dreams that she never has time for her own. An expert ocean diver and reluctant maker of wedding cakes, she longs to leave roses and frosting behind to study oceanography. Alex’s mother won’t have it—needy and dependent, Mom can’t run the family wedding cake business on her own.
No matter what Alex does, things only get worse for her. When she saves a man's life
while scuba diving and becomes the local hero, Mom's angry with Alex for going diving at all.
Mom discourages Alex's new friendship with Jeremy, a fun and insanely wealthy boy who happens to have a secret. Then, Alex's best friend, Zack, a hunky island guy,starts to take an interest in her as well. The problem is, he's dating another girl.
If she doesn't do something fast, Alex will spend her life making wedding cakes and be buried in her "Sue's Wedding Cakery" apron with a spatula in her hand.
The Wedding Cake Girl features a colorful island setting, dangerous underwater diving adventures, a family of billionaires, and lots and lots of buttercream. The book is Alex's journey toward not only finding love, but learning how to step forward and take control of her own life, a rite of passage that faces all young readers.
About the Author:
Anne Pfeffer lives in Los Angeles near a large rotating neon chicken head with her daughter and her dachshund Taco.
You can find her on her Website or Twitter.
You can find it at:
Amazon / Goodreads
Here's an excerpt:
Mom stands at the kitchen counter in her pink apron that says "Sue's Wedding Cakery, Santa Margarita Island." She’s experimenting with a new frosting. The kitchen smells like a bank of fresh wild mint growing along a stream.
On my good days, I think of Mom as "The Caked Crusader," whose mission in life is to fill the world with perfect wedding cakes. On my bad days, I think more like my friend Zack who, after we saw the film Titanic, began calling Mom "The Iceberg."
"Why?" I had asked him.
"Because she's in your way."
He didn't have to remind me what happened to the Titanic.
This book was a journey of self discovery for Alex. She is a typical and not so typical teenage girl. She is typical in her interest in boys. Her family and work situations however, are anything but typical.
I enjoyed following along as she figured out what she really wanted and how to get it.
I was frustrated with her mother and her many times throughout the book. In the end it all worked out though!
If you like Young Adult books, this one is for you. I would whole heartedly recommend it!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly thought it was an engaging story that anyone would enjoy.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*
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