Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, I’m pretty realistic so I’d say that’s a big fat NO for me. But when it comes to books and their covers, OH LA LA! I fell in love with the cover of Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes head over heels! I saw it and immediately thought THIS IS THE BOOK FOR ME! The cover is so chic and girly, and the colors are so vibrant. I’ve seen so many book covers, yet this one is definitely my favorite.
But it’s not only the cover that is stunning and delicious, the content is even better! It’s one of those books that will lift your mood, make you laugh out loud and…ok, make you crave for food, yet you won’t be able to put it down.
The story follows Stella Weston, a TV producer who’s mighty good at what she does, but is suddenly transferred to work in another ‘area’. Ok, it might not be that suddenly, because Stella could foresee it coming, knowing MJ (her nasty boss) would do ANYTHING to destroy her. Working long hours, not being able to pick her daughter after school, missing out on family dinners etc, oh and the feeling of GUILT, that’s what Stella’s life suddenly turns into. I swear to God, MJ is worse than the devil itself, she’s evil, arrogant, lazy..BH with one word! I think Stella deserved a medal for working with her in the first place. It’s MJ that arranges this transfer for Stella, she’s to leave to work on another area, covering gardening and religion! She wants to see Stella go down, but the question is – will Stella allow her that?
Revenge is sweet my friends, and in this case, it was hilarious too! I laughed out loud and was so happy when I saw Stella transforming in front of my eyes. I was rooting for her from the start, she’s one tough lady! There were some parts, especially those when she had to leave home for a longer period that really made me sympathize with her. She’s not the cruel workaholic business type of woman, yet she loves her job and of course she has to make some sacrifice on the way. But my heart was breaking every time she’d feel left out, every time she thought of her daughter going to bed without her kiss, every time she had a fight with her husband Tom.
I also loved the baking part, though to be completely frank, I’m a lousy baker. No matter how hard I try, I always seem faster (and better) in eating than cooking or baking.:)
Overall, this was a fantastic book with strong feel-good factor. I loved each of the characters (even the crazy vicar’s wife) and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Sue. She’s definitely a talented chick lit author with fresh and unique voice and going on my list of all time faves.
My rating: 4/5