Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review The Cake Fairies by Isabella May.
1960’s Somerset is no fun for cousins Polly and Annabelle Williams. Mourning their non-existent love lives, and the mundanity of village life, their only pleasure is baking – until a chance encounter has them magically transported to the bright lights of London… in 2019!
Promised a chance of love, first they must teach the people of the future about the simpler pleasures of life by becoming Cake Fairies. Over the course of a year they set off on a delectable tour of the UK, dropping off cakes in the most unexpected of places and replacing the lure of technology with much sweeter temptations.
But will their philanthropical endeavours lead them to everlasting love? Or will they discover you can’t have your cake and eat it?
This is the second novel I have read by Isabella May, after reading The Ice Cream Parlour. The Cake Fairies is yet another exquisite tale, this time combining cake and time travel. I really enjoyed travelling along with Annabell and Polly, although I did at times find their relationship infuriating and I very often felt annoyed with how they treated each other and themselves, especially when it came to love. It sometimes felt as though they were living in each others shadow and lacked confidence in themselves, so would only do something if the other one agreed, however, I did enjoy the story as a whole and I enjoyed seeing the girls relationship develop, as well as themselves. throughout. I found the story a little difficult to get into but once they got to 2019 I was completely hooked. This was another fantastic peice of work by Isabella and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, now if only the cake fairies were real everything would be a lot more sweeter.
Author Bio –
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. Having grown up on Glastonbury’s ley lines however, she’s unable to completely shake off her spiritual inner child, and is a Law of Attraction fanatic.
Cake, cocktail, churros, ice cream and travel obsessed, she also loves nothing more than to (quietly) break life’s rules.
The Cake Fairies is her fifth novel.