Saturday, July 26, 2014

Aloha to Alexandra Brown and CUPCAKES AT CARRINGTON'S


How about a taste of Brit Chick Lit?  Alexandra Brown hits the spot with CUPCAKES AT CARRINGTON'S:

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 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 no
t be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie…

Sunshine cupcakes from the Strawberry Festival

I am giving away a print copy of CUPCAKES AT CARRINGTON'S to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about cupcakes - what is your favorite flavor?   Mine is chocolate!

2.  Comments are open through Sunday, July 27, 10 pm in Baltimore.  

3.  I'll post the winner on Monday, July 28, assuming I recover from RWA.  


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Alexandra and her books at



  1. I love lemon cupcakes with lemon drizzle icing on the top.

  2. I like vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing.

  3. I too like chocolate cupcakes. Thank you for the chance to win this fun book. griperang at embarqmail dot com

  4. I too have to go along with chocolate when it comes to cupcakes!

  5. Yellow cake with chocolate icing!

  6. Chocolate too specially if my Mom bakes it. :)

  7. The sunshine cupcakes are too cute! But give me chocolate please.

  8. Yellow with chocolate frosting.

    Marcy Shuler

  9. Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate!


  10. anything with chocolate....but my latest discovery is a green tea cupcake with blueberry icing!!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  11. My all time favorite is Death by Chocolate!

  12. Our local cupcake shop makes a yellow cupcake with a chocolate filling and a maple frosting topped with toasted coconut and a chocolate drizzle. Amazing!

  13. Chocolate with lots of nuts!