Keen baker Ellie Redford has reached her thirties, bringing with it the question when are you going to have a baby? Suddenly everyone is interested in Ellie's womb; her mum, friends, mother-in-law and husband, Pete. It's no longer a question of if they have a baby but when but Ellie isn't ready for her life to change so drastically and she starts to panic that she never will be.
There's More To Life Than Cupcakes is a humorous tale of a woman fighting against her biological clock as it begins to tick louder and louder. Ellie is a brilliant, bubbly character who doesn't always make the right choices but is doing her best to cope with the pressures from both her home life and work. Ellie's life is surrounded by baked goods as she enjoys baking at home as well as working for Crumbs magazine. She then also joins a baking class, where she meets the flirtatious Joe, so the book is filled with yummy cakes as well as laugh-out-loud moments and wonderful characters.
There's More To Life Than Cupcakes is the perfect example of what chick lit should be; light and fun with memorable characters. Poppy Dolan's writing style and voice is exactly what I'm looking for in a book and I look forward to reading more from her.