Title: The Cheesecake Queen
Author: Miranda P. Koerner
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Romance, Holiday, Contemporary
Recommended for Fans Of: Tiffany King, Rachel Harris
Synopsis: Caeleah Turner is stuck-with no job, no editor, and no ideas. Three days before Christmas, Caeleah is offered a spontaneous trip to a small town in Colorado that claims to hold the legendary "Cheesecake Queen" and her magical confections. As a food writer who would take a chance on anything, Caeleah finds herself in Chestnut, Colorado with a mission to uncover the sugary secrets of Chestnut's finest bakers. In her quest, Caeleah will meet the mysterious and mystical Sugar family, and a not-so-sweet (but rather handsome) mayor that may just change Caeleah's life.
Review: The Cheesecake Queen was absolutely adorable. It reads like a Christmas fairytale, but instead of nice little children, we have slightly naughty grownups ;) The cheerful holiday air, the happily-ever-after ending, the quick pace, and the use of sugary treats makes The Cheesecake Queen such a light and hearty read. It made me crave cheesecake so bad, so if you read this book, I highly recommend eating something sugary at the same time:)
The characters bothered me a little bit, especially the Sugar sisters. I could see where their bitter feelings came from, but I was just really annoyed with their attitudes and air of superiority. While Caeleah wasn't too horrible, she was kind of nosy and would sometimes slip into the stereotypical "paparazzi mode." However, I managed to look past that and still really enjoyed this book.
Conclusion: For all you contemporary and holiday themed fans out there, The Cheesecake Queen is for you! I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a quick and easy holiday read with just the right amount of sugar, spice, and everything nice.
About The Author:
Miranda Koerner is a writer living in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two Chihuahuas. A former children’s magazine editor and reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the Express-News, Miranda has written for The Current, Taste, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other publications. Her YA novel The Butterfly Dress was published by Girl E books and is available through Amazon.com and Smashwords. She is anticipating her next novel, Blue Mermaid, with Turquoise Morning Press in April 2013.
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