Cupcake Cousins

Cupcake Cousins

Meet Willow Sweeney and Delia Dees, cousins who are embarking on their annual summer vacation together to the sleepy beach town of Saugatuck, Michigan, and the old Victorian house called Whispering Pines. Willow and Delia love gathering with the aunts and uncles, grandparents and kids (plus an enormous dog) all together for one fantastic week every August. But this year is special. Aunt Rosie is getting married, and she's asked Willow and Delia to be her flower girls.

But who ever heard of fourth-grade flower girls? Willow and Delia want to avoid those babyish pink dresses at all costs. 

They'd much rather be flour girls instead and prove themselves to the whole family – and to the intimidating new caterer at Whispering Pines – by whipping up some amazing dishes in the kitchen. But every time they enter the kitchen, their cooking plans seem to go awry, and culinary chaos ensues. 

When something happens to the wedding cake, can Willow and Delia save the day?

Thank you to the thoughtful, amazing book bloggers out there who review and spotlight middle-grade books! Read their reviews below and follow links to their websites and the vast world of kidlit blogging! Visit the Reviews page to see what Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly had to say about Cupcake Cousins

  • "Five out of five bookworms for Cupcake Cousins!" This Kid Reviews Books

  • "Cupcake Cousins would make a wonderful selection for a mother/daughter book club. There are some great messages about family and friendship which would be interesting to discuss, and there's also some awesome recipes for food to serve at your meeting." – Booking Mama

  • "The cousins depicted look just like my girls and my nieces, which is great for #Weneeddiversebooks!" – Mrs. Yingling Reads

  • "I can't wait to hand this to all my cupcake/friendship story fans! This was a delightful debut and I look forward to more from this author. Highly recommended." – Jean Little Library

  • "A lovely neat read that covers some surprisingly wide ground and includes some tasty recipes to boot!" – Booka Uhu's Book Nook

  • "There is just something special about a friendship with cousins - like a sister only better.  Their relationship felt quite real and just like the times I get together with my cousins." – One Great Book

  • "It's a hilarious story because the harder the girls try to prove how they should be able to cook for the wedding instead of being flower girls the more messes they get into!" – Gimme the Scoop Reviews

  • "To sum it all up, I really enjoyed this novel. It was honest, humorous and sweet — three things I know middle grade readers love." – Bookish Serendipity

  • "I can certainly picture this book as a Disney Channel Original Movie. There's cooking, baking, family, love, and a challenge." – Second Bookshelf on the Right

  • New Voice: Kate Hannigan on Cupcake Cousins – Cynsations

  • "This is perfect summer vacation reading, with a lovely and much-need depiction of a loving multi-racial family for today’s children. I’m looking forward to my own daughter being old enough for it." – A Library Mama