KEEP CALM AND CARRY A BIG DRINK
Gruenenfelder creates delightful reading magic with the follow-up to her smash hit, There’s Cake In My Future. Her lovable characters are back in a hilarious adventure that reminds readers of their own hectic and extremely unpredictable lives, while also giving them a chance to distance themselves from some harsher realities by immersing in Gruenenfelder’s easy writing style. As the characters adjust to new lives and new circumstances, they remember the importance of love and the power of friendship.
It’s been a year since Seema, Nic and Mel pulled the magical charms from Nic’s bridal shower cake that would shape their destinies in unexpected ways. Now, the three friends are adjusting to new lives as a bride-to-be, a mother-to-be and a single girl in pursuit of genuine love. While Nic and Seema’s lives seemed to get on track, Mel’s has veered off in an impossible direction: She’s 32, single, possibly jobless and soon-to-be homeless. Another cake pull at Seema’s bridal shower is the last thing Mel wants, until Nic convinces her otherwise. This time, Mel wants to pull the passport charm to make time for travel — and, naturally, things don’t go her way. Now Mel is completely fed up. She decides to just take matters into her own hands, jetting off on adventures in Paris and then Maui, where maybe, just maybe, her life will suddenly begin falling into place. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jan., 384 pp., $14.99)