Book Review: “All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” by Betsy St. Amant

September 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: , ,

Betsy St. Amant in her new book, “All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes book coverAll’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” Book One in the Bayou Bend series published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Kat Varland.

From the back cover:  Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more.

Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.

But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.

As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself—her—is suddenly in danger of slipping away.

The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.

Cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes with that kind of content you know this book is going to be good. What do you do when you have lots of talent, a business degree and live in a small town? You dream of escaping, naturally. Kat is given a chance by her best friend, Lucas, who secretly loves her and wants to tell her, to go on TV in a cupcake competition. However if she wins he may lose her forever. Ms. St. Amant has given us two characters Kat and Lucas who fill up the pages against a swirl of activities. The book is all about them and their relationship and how Lucas wants to change and improve it. It is all about the romance or lack of it that fills this book. Ms. St. Amant has a way of making the characters lives very real so that we feel that we are living the moments with them. We feel that we know these people. We enjoy spending our time with them. We root for them to win. And when the book is over and we cannot spend time with them anymore we mourn. The good news is that at the back of the book is a recipe for Kat’s Raspberry Lemonade Torte Cupcakes.

You can find “All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” at a discount at

If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and business professionals  please go to where they are available On Demand.

To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: