Blog Tour of Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone!

Excerpt

Some claimed there were no stupid questions, but Bria disagreed. How did people think she was doing when her heart was in pieces, as if sliced and diced by a skilled teppanyaki chef?

Forget replying with anything other than an “I’m fine” or “I’m okay” or “I’m doing better.” No one wanted to hear the truth about how angry she was at cancer, at the doctors, and at her aunt. Especially Aunt Elise for stopping her treatments, throwing herself an over-the-top goodbye party, and leaving this world on her terms.

So typical.

But it sucked for Bria.

As she continued down Main Street, her shoes slapping against the cement, she rubbed her tired eyes.

Going along with her aunt’s wishes had been the hardest thing Bria had ever done, but she loved Aunt Elise enough to let her go.

To say goodbye.

Even if fifty-six was too young to die.

Bria ignored the vise tightening around her heart. She had a feeling it would be like this for a while.

The countdown to Aunt Elise’s last breath had been both painful and beautiful. Bria tried to focus on the beauty, but she didn’t always succeed. Still, the final minutes with her aunt would be etched in her memories forever.

Live, laugh, and love for both of us, my sweet Bria.

I can do the first two, but you only added the third one to see how badly I’ll mess up yet another relationship.

Guilty.

We both know I’ll be like you, Auntie. Single, happy, and satisfied with the decisions I’ve made.

You know what I always say. Cupcakes are better than men, but a few good ones are out there. You might find one who’s as sweet as buttercream icing.

There’d been a cheekiness to the curve of her aunt’s lips and peace in her eyes—something missing since the cancer returned. At that moment, she’d known Elise was ready to say goodbye. But the knowledge didn’t fill the hole her aunt’s absence left in Bria’s heart.

Her hands balled, so she flexed her fingers. If she gave in to the pain, it might consume her completely.

Just keep moving.

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<b><i><span style="font-size: large;">Cupcakes &amp; Crumbs</span></i></b>
<b>(Berry Lake Cupcake Posse #1)</b>
<b>By Melissa McClone</b>
Women's Fiction
Paperback &amp; ebook, 237 Pages
November 17, 2020 by Cardinal Press, LLC</p>
<p style="text-align: left;"><b>After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.</b></p>
<p style="text-align: left;">When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise…or sell it.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Juliet, who's trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who's meddling mother won't stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else's lives...but hasn't a clue what's missing in her own.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">About the Author</span></b></p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">USA TODAY bestselling author <b>Melissa McClone</b> writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa lives in Washington state with her husband, three children, a Norwegian Elkhound, and three cats who think they rule the house. They do!</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;"><b>A <i>Cupcakes &amp; Crumbs </i>Prize Pack, which includes:</b>
A $10 Amazon gift card, cupcake makeup bag set, cupcake charm, cupcake socks, set of magnetic clips, lip gloss, key chain, sticker, swag pack, and bookmark (US only)</p>
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