- Title: Cupcakes at Carringtons
- Author: AlexandraBrown
- ISBN: null
- Page: 269
- Format: Paperback
Where life is sweeterGeorgie Hart had it all as a top personal shopper in London, the heady world of Mulberry launch parties and Louis Vuitton goody bags meant she was living the dream But all that extravagance took its toll on her bank balance and it was time to stop drinking champagne on beer money Now Georgie runs the luxury bag concession at Carrington s DepartmWhere life is sweeterGeorgie Hart had it all as a top personal shopper in London, the heady world of Mulberry launch parties and Louis Vuitton goody bags meant she was living the dream But all that extravagance took its toll on her bank balance and it was time to stop drinking champagne on beer money Now Georgie runs the luxury bag concession at Carrington s Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay and her lavish spending is confined to a red velvet cupcake with butter cream icing in Carrington s cafe But her plans for a quiet life are thwarted when Carrington s goes into a recession busting makeover and soon, with the arrival of Maxine, wielding the axe in her immaculately manicured hands, Georgie is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her dishy boss, James And when newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie
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Georgie Hart loves her job – running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, and treating herself (once too often!) to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing in Carrington's café.But Georgie is thrown into disarray when Carrington's is plunged into a recession-busting makeover, cueing the arrival of femme fatale Maxine.It spells a recipe for disaster for Georgie and soon she is fighting not only for her job, but also f [...]
Still stuck with 3 stars on re-reading. It is entertaining, with a lovely main character and her circle of friends are adorable, especially Eddie. He may be a typical gay BFF, but he is an absolute SCREAM.The love interest is also cute, but the author barely lets them any screen/page-time together, so their attraction is not very convincing.Yet, I am glad I stuck with the series, for the 2nd book Christmas at Carrington's is one of my favourite Xmas-reads and also much better than this one.
Review originally on I Heart Chick Lit.iheart-chicklitInternational Giveaway on Valentine's Day!Well. What can I say about a book I've been dying to read for ages, which I polished off as soon as I got it in my mailbox? Let me introduce you to Alexandra Brown, lover of chick lit, addict of delectable cupcakes and a real sweetheart! After exchanging tweets a few times, we quickly bonded over our love of chick lit and hot men. Shhh.When I was told I was on the list for a copy of her debut novel, C [...]
Sinopsis :Georgie Hart sangat mencintai pekerjaannya di bagian penjualan tas mewah di Carrington’s Departement Store di kota tepi pantai yang cantik. Dia juga doyan sekali makan red Velvet cupcakes dengan lapisan krim mentega yang menggiurkan di Kafe Depstor Carrington.Suatu hari, Carrington’s harus mengalami perombakan akibat resesi, dan datanglah si femme fatale Maxine dengan tangan besi bermanikur yang rapi nan terawat. Georgie mulai panik karena dia harus berjuang diri mempertahankan pek [...]
Reading this reminded me why I stopped reading chick lit.It had the ditzy but good-hearted central character, the obligatory gay bff and in spite of the fact that she described her looks as average, the central character had two impossibly handsome chaps competing for her.Every time anyone had anything important to say, they would be interrupted by something or someone; and I mean EVERY TIME. The token evil character was like a panto villain and there were lots of other characters who had no rea [...]
I’ve been excited about this book for ages, and I mean AGES! I couldn’t wait until the month turned to January so that I could have the amazing opportunity to delve into the world of Carrington’s, and what a world it is!Georgie Hart has in my opinion one of the best jobs in the world – she runs the luxury handbag concession at Carrington’s Department Store. Not only does Georgie love her job, but her best friend Sam also works in Carrington’s, running the Cafe where Georgie’s favou [...]
I give Cupcakes at Carringtons * * * * stars.I found Cupcakes to be a fantastic, immensely enjoyable read. Such a fabulous debut for Alexandra, surely she must be in reality, Georgie herself?!This book is set in Carrington’s, the high quality Department Store where the main character Georgie has worked for years. Georgie loves her job running the luxury handbag concession in Carrington’s, where her gay best friend Eddie and her best friend Sam also work. Sam runs the Carrinton’s Cafe, wher [...]
I was really excited about reading Cupcakes at Carringtons, the cover art is lovely and the cover blurb enticing so I made sure I was ready to begin reading this immediately it was delivered to my Kindle.It sounded like a perfect recipe for a good book - Carrington's a small department store is failing in the recession and the store and it's staff (chiefly Georgie in Ladies Accessories) need to downsize staff numbers. How will this impact the store and it's close knit team, who is the mysterious [...]
**Blurb from kindle edition**Georgie Hart had it all – as a top personal shopper in London, the heady world of Mulberry launch parties and Louis Vuitton goody bags meant she was living the dream. But all that extravagance took its toll on her bank balance and it was time to stop drinking champagne on beer money.Now Georgie runs the luxury bag concession at Carrington’s Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay and her lavish spending is confined to a red velvet cupcake with [...]
Life may be sweet at Carringtons but its sure not for Georgie Hart. Up to her eyebrows in debt and in fear of losing her job in charge of Carringtons' luxury handbag department Georgie's little ray of sunshine comes from her good friend Sam and her fabulous red velvet cupcakes (good call Georgie!).On top of overbearing oligarchs and Maxine - the retail consultant from hell, Georgie has an overdose of male attention in the form of her boss, James, smouldering newcomer Tom and good friend Ciaran w [...]
Warning contains spoilers! I'm really shocked at how many high ratings this books has received. I thought it was poorly plotted, rushed, predictable and incredibly annoying. The main character does nothing to warm herself to you and many of the other characters are so one dimensional it's difficult to remember they exist. The final chapters just feel a tad rushed it's the equivalent of and I woke up and it was all a dream. Georgie's sudden acceptance of her father so much so that she's moved whe [...]
Since I first saw the cover of Cupcakes at Carrington’s and then read the synopsis I couldn’t wait for the new year to come around so I could get my hands on a copy and delve into the world of Carrington’s!Where life is sweeter Georgie Hart had it all – as a top personal shopper in London, the heady world of Mulberry launch parties and Louis Vuitton goody bags meant she was living the dream. But all that extravagance took its toll on her bank balance and it was time to stop drinking cham [...]
Who says chick lit is dead? Alexandra Brown's debut novel Cupcakes at Carrington's was a delightful reminder that rumours of chick lit's demise are greatly exaggerated. But first the one downside. If you buy this book because you are fixated on cupcakes, then I'm afraid you will be very disappointed. Cupcakes play very little part in the story at all, apart from the fact that main character Georgie's best friend, Sam, owns the Cupcake Cafe at Carrington's Department store in Mulberry-On-Sea (I k [...]
Recensione sul sito LA FENICE BOOKIl romanzo è stato una vera scoperta, frizzante, elegante, spontaneo e con una scrittura meravigliosamente scorrevole! Mi sono ricreduta, forse perchè non mi attendevo alcunchè o forse perchè non avevo idea di cosa avrei potuto leggere ma mi ha stupita. Contiene tutte le note fondamentali che un romance rosa dovrebbe contenereNon solo scrittura frivola e allegra come ho letto in molti romanzi ma attenta, studiata, che parla di ben altre nozioni fondamentali [...]
I love stories in department stores and Cupcakes at Carrington’s is no exception.The story begins on the shop floor with Georgie and we get to know a bit about our characters. Eddie, MD Walter Davenport’s ‘Boy Assistant’ is fabulously portrayed. His mannerisms and actions are typically stereotyped and everyone will be able to identify with him. Sam, Georgie’s best friend and managing the café on the 5th floor, is full of optimism and sparkle (and gets to hear all the gossip). Georgie [...]
I really wanted to love this book. I had heard great things about it and was excited when I finally got a copy. The name drew me in - I thought it was going to be about cupcakes at the Carrington's Department Store, and it wasn't about that at all. It's a totally misleading title. It's actually about how a department store's need to downsize is affecting the staff - which was pretty interesting. I just wish they at least would've added the recipe for those red velvet cupcakes.Unfortunately, I fo [...]
I really loooove its cover!Hidup Georgie ini bikin yang baca kasian, jengkel, nggak habis pikir di saat yang bersamaan. Dan soal kegalauannya karena menjomblo itu?Duh, ya tapi nggak seharusnya juga kan tiba-tiba langsung kencan 'serius' dengan cowok yang sudah lama ditaksir di malam pertama. Belum lagi sebenarnya yang membuat G merasa berdebar-debar itu sebenarnya bukan orang yang sama.Masalah penuh sepanjang cerita dan apa yang terjadi pada ayah G nggak dijelaskan, atau memang belum, mengingat [...]
3.5Give me anything with a café and/or cupcakes and I read it. I have no idea where that facination is coming from but I love reading about cafés and bars.The story started kind of slow and wasn't able to catch me all the way. It is a cute story, though the title is a bit misleading in my opinion as the café is not playing a major role in the book.Still it was an enjoyable read with loveable characters and I am looking forward to the christmas book in the Carrington series.
As soon as I read the cover I knew this was a book I was going to love and I wasn't wrong !! I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful read from start to finish for me personally it appealed to a lot of things I love and in a way kind of reminded me of the devil wears prada . I'm very glad this is one of three and the story continues I don't think I'd ever get bored of them☺
This was such a cute book! I almost didn't read it, dismissing it as another childish chicklit but I trusted other reviews and went ahead with it. I could have read it in one go! The story has twists and turns, a little bit of suspense and an adorable lead character. Read it!
Slow moving at first but filled with twists as it progresses.
This was a really good book. A bit slow initialy but then it picked up. Couldn't put it down. Nice bit of chicklit.
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A light, easy read but there are far better 'chick-lit' books!I've downloaded all 4 books in the series though, so hope they get better!
Finished read the #cupcakesatcarringtons from #alexandrabrown 👏🏻 Haha! Rekod paling lama nak habiskan 😂 It takes almost 2 or 3 months even it just simple romance, office political issues & cliche book. Yup! I blame for romance part. Romance is boring! 🙈 But i like the way how the writer interpret for this book and i give 3 ⭐️ out of 5----------------------------------------------------------I look away. I've taken risks, and what for? So I can swing in the trees with the monk [...]
This is the first book in the Carrington’s series. Georgie loves her job at the Carrington’s department store in an English seaside town. She delights in pleasing customers shopping for handbags, luggage, and accessories, but enjoys having a break in the cafe with her dear friend Sam, who makes delicious goodies. Money is a challenge for Georgie, but she makes her way. Things are about to change when the store has to undergo a makeover by cost cutter Maxine to get through the recession. In a [...]
Light hearted book and easy to read. Georgie Hart loves her job at Carrington's Department store and runs the luxury handbag concession. Georgie's best friend Sam runs the cafe at the top of the store. The department store is running into hard times during the recession and management has decided to have a consultant do a makeover. Everyone fears for their jobs and then the fun begins.
A good book with a HEA. It does end on "to be continued", but the story is all wrapped up neatly, and book two is the next stage of the story. You could just read book one and not carry on with the story. It was a good read but I wasn't hooked. Although that could just have been because I'm ill and feel like crap lol!
Absolutely loved this, didn’t want to put it down. Can’t wait to read the rest of her books
Very good read
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