Monday, February 21, 2011
Book Time: There's cake in my future by Kim Gruenenfelder
Can you force fate to work your way? Superstitious bride-to-be, Nic, believes she can by arranging for her friends to pull out "prearranged" charms during a cake pull at her bridal shower in order to shape their destiny. Naturally things can't go as planned and no one gets the charms they were supposed to get. Nicole ends up with the baby carriage, something that is not in her plans for the future, wanting to get her writing career going again. Besides she has two step-daughters in her life already. Melissa, supposed to get the diamond ring in hopes of making her boyfriend propose, ends up with the red hot chili pepper; which is symbolic of a red hot love affair. Seema was supposed to receive the chili pepper, but instead receives the shovel. The shovel is symbolic of hard work, which is what Nic was supposed to pull. Melissa's six year relationship with Fred falls apart, sending her into a frenzy to make her charm come true by finding a hot love affair. Seema, in love with her best friend Scott, struggles to deal with her feelings for him and his obvious platonic only interest in her. And Nicole? Her life is definitely not going how she envisions when she marries Jason, a NBA coach, and becomes a full time mother to his two daughters when their mother gets a job out of town. The ride is a bumpy one to each lady finding their true destiny.
I passed by this book a couple of times in the store before finally buying it and am so glad I did. Kim Gruenenfelder has wove a fun story of three friends and their journey to find life's purpose and happiness. Granted there is a moment in the book where each of three main characters are unlikable but it is done in a very realistic human approach. By the end of the book, you are rooting for each of the three to get their happily-ever-after and it is disappointing to find you are at the last page of the book. (My only complaint is I was left unsure as to WHO'S party you were at in the end?) It was a great read and I have already added the other books by Kim Gruenenfelder to my must read list.
(You can get this book from Amazon or your local book store. This was my second book for the Chick Lit Plus 2011 Challenge.)