Chick Lit & Wine: Jennifer Coburn & Cindy Arora - We'll Always Have Paris & Heartbreak Cake
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Chick Lit and Wine Presents: An afternoon with Jennifer Coburn and Cindy Arora
Join Chick Lit and Wine'sDanielle English in conversation with best-selling author Jennifer Coburn along with Cindy Arora. Featuring local wine samplings, author readings and Bay Area sweets from Muffin Mania, Miette and Zen Boy Chocolates this is an afternoon you won't want to miss.
Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it's too late. Even though her husband can't join them, even though she's nervous about the journey, and even though she's perfectly healthy, Jennifer is determined to jam her daughter's mental photo album with memories--just in case. From the cafes of Paris to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Jennifer and Katie take on Europe one city at a time, united by their desire to see the world and spend precious time together. In We'll Always Have Paris ($14.99), a heartwarming generational love story, Jennifer reveals how their adventures helped vanquish her fear of dying...for the sake of living.
Jennifer Coburn is a USA Today best selling author of six novels and contributor to four literary anthologies. Over the past two decades, Coburn has received numerous awards from the Press Club and Society for Professional Journalists for articles that appeared in Mothering, Big Apple Baby, The Miami Herald, The San Diego Union-Tribune and dozens of national and regional publications. She has also written for Creators News Syndicate and The Huffington Post.
In Heartbreak Cake ($14.95), business is sweet for pastry chef Indira Aguilar. Her indie bakery, Cake Pan, is fast becoming the talk of the wedding circuit. But while her professional life is blossoming, her personal life is crumbling. Indira may have a talent for blending buttercream into bliss, but when it comes to relationships, she’s got a lot to learn. Considering that the love of her life, Josh Oliver is not only married, but also runs the award-winning pastry department of her fiercest competition, Crystal Cove Resort, Indira puts much more at stake than just her heart when she ends her affair with him. Rumors begin to fly as the small seaside community of Long Beach learns of her secret relationship, and Indira must defend not only her actions, but her wedding business and her reputation while trying to maneuver the choppy heartbreak waters of starting over, finding new love, and facing her past. With the support of friends, family, a fondness for butter, and a determined spirit, Indira may just bake her way back to happiness and possibly into the heart of Crystal Cove’s dishy new chef, Noah. But one thing is certain. Where there’s heartbreak, there must be cake.
Cindy Arora was a staff writer at The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register, and Sacramento Magazine. She’s been published in Saveur, Tasting Table, Orange Coast Magazine, and Fodor’s. Heartbreak Cake is her debut novel.