As Juliet’s upper teeth sunk into her lower lip, she stopped
herself. That would ruin her lipstick, and if Ezra happened to arrive home, he
She glanced at the messages again. If she didn’t plan on
going, she should let Nell know.
I want to go.
The thought resonated through Juliet. She didn’t ask for
much these days—other than a kind word from her husband and time with her
grandmother—but she wanted tonight with her former coworkers and friends.
Ezra hadn’t called or texted to say he was working late, but
he didn’t always give her advanced notice. If tonight was one of those nights,
she would end up stuck alone again, waiting for him to get home when she could
be out with her friends.
That gave her an idea. Okay, a reason to call him.
I shouldn’t need one to call my husband.
Juliet knew this, yet she found herself trapped with a
verbally abusive husband. At times, she wondered if it would be better if he
hit her. Then, her love for him would completely disappear, and she might find
the strength to leave her comfortable—albeit unfulfilling—life.
Mustering her courage, she hit his number.
The phone ring. Once, twice…
“What do you need now, Juliet?”
She flinched. The way he snapped suggested he hadn’t had a
As long as he doesn’t take it out on me.
Cupcakes & Crumbs
(Berry Lake Cupcake Posse #1)
By Melissa McClone
Paperback & ebook, 237 Pages
November 17, 2020 by Cardinal Press, LLC
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.
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About the Author
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
I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover but this one definitely makes me want to read it. Maybe with a cupcake in my hand!ReplyDelete
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