Book Review

The Cake Fairies – Isabella May

Isabella May makes a welcome return to my blog today with her latest novel, The Cake Fairies. As you will already know, I am a huge fan of Isabella and so I was delighted to be able to get involved with this blog tour. Many thanks to Isabella, and to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to take part and for providing me with a copy of the book.


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?

The Cake Fairies Cover


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What can I say? Isabella has done it again! With her trademark mix of delectable food and a sprinkling of magic, Isabella May is most definitely one of “happy place” authors – you know, the ones you go to whenever the world is too much and you just need a little pick me up in book form.

As the title and cover suggest, The Cake Fairies is filled to bursting with mention of cakes that had me scurrying over to Google looking for photos and recipes to save for future attempted creations of my own. Never read one of Isabella’s books when you are a) hungry, b) on a diet, or c) both!

Moving on (reluctantly) from talk of cake, there is just so much to love about this book, from the enigmatic Amber Magnolia, to the wonder of Polly and Annabelle discovering the joys of everything that we take for granted in the modern world. As we watch the girls thrive and struggle in equal measure, it gave me a new appreciation for the choices that we have available to us nowadays, but at the same time left me setting myself the challenge of spending less time glued to my phone!

I think I experienced every emotion going as I read this book, from having a lump in my throat reading about the ripple effect of good deeds that followed the first cake drop, anger at Annabelle for some of her behaviour, right through to the joy I felt at seeing a couple of familiar faces put in a cameo appearance.

The Cake Fairies is a timely reminder that there is more in life than social media “likes” and shows just how much good can be done if we just take the time to look up from our screens. Now I just need to convince Isabella that we need a sequel because I am dying to know what happens next for Ivy, Annabelle and Polly!


Oh What a Author PicIsabella 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.






Don’t forget to pay a visit to the other blogs taking part in the tour to find out more about this great book.

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