Bookish Mood Board – The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kathy in Bookish Mood Board / 2 Comments

Mood boards are a collage consisting of images and text. Nereyda at Mostly YA Book Obsessed has started sharing her Book Mood Boards which combines her creativity and love of books. Boards are a fun way to illustrate a story and you have to check them out Nereyda’s creations.

This week’s feature is:

Coincidence of Coconut CakeYOU’VE GOT MAIL meets HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.

Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.

The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.


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The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert



I loved The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and my 5 star review will be posted this week. The main characters Al and Lou start off as friends even though they both are attracted to each other. Lou shows Al around Milwaukee which leads to some fun and romantic dates:

  • Dancing in the rain
  • Cooking together
  • A Brewers tailgate and game

Of course I couldn’t make this board without the coconut cake.

I really enjoyed The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and I hope you have the chance to read this!


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2 responses to “Bookish Mood Board – The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

    • Kathy

      Thanks Jessica and this is one of my favorites for this year. It was a nice change from the books I’ve been reading.