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Cupcakes at Carringtons

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January 2013 Debut of the Month.

First in a series of deliciously indulgent and funny books following the ups and downs in life and work for sales assistant, Georgie Hart, who loves her job running the luxury handbags concession in a seaside department store. But the arrival of femme fatale ‘cost cutter’ Maxine means that she finds herself having to fend off more than avid shoppers.

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Synopsis

Cupcakes at Carringtons by Alexandra Brown

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, who wields the axe in her immaculately-manicured hands.

It spells a recipe for disaster for Georgie and soon she is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her gorgeous boss, James. And when hot newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie...

Reviews

`Defies the chick lit cliche.' - Heat magazine'Cupcakes at Carrington's is deliciously delightful from start to finish, sprinkled with magic and full of heart.
Miranda Dickinson

`I loved it. 5/5' - iheart-chicklit.blogspot.co.uk`So much more than just a chick lit novel. It has the humour of Sophie Kinsella, the warmth of Cecelia Ahern and the wit and wisdom of Maeve Binchy and the cheek of Are You Being Served?' - Jamieson Villeneuve, Thebookpedler.wordpress.com`My favourite book this year - funny, romantic and fabulous!' - readinginthesunshine.wordpress.com`I loved Cupcakes At Carrington's, a warm, witty, loveable read with plenty of sparkle and charm.' - Rowan Coleman


About the Author

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown grew up in Brighton and left school at sixteen to run away to London with dreams of being a writer. On realising that she needed a proper job too, she went to work in an office. Throughout her twenty year corporate career, she survived many dull meetings by writing a scene or two, until she could bear it no longer and collapsed in a heap and begged her husband to support her while she lounged on a chaise and waited for the muse to arrive. He's now living in hope that she'll become rich and famous so he can retire to sun himself by an infinity pool somewhere exotic. After escaping office life, Alexandra won a competition run by The London Paper to write the weekly City Girl column, an expose of working life in the City of London. She wrote the column for two years before giving it up to concentrate on her first novel. Alexandra lives in a rural village near Brighton with her husband, daughter and two very shiny black Labradors.

Author photo © Krysphotos.co.uk

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Publication date

17th January 2013

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Alexandra Brown

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

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Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9780007488230

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