Catherine Doxey White

Praise for Cupcake Girl

"This is a book I want all the teenagers in my life to read to learn the meaning of love.  True love is kind, unselfish, forgiving, and hopeful.  The adorable characters in Cupcake Girl demonstrate each of these qualities.  I wish I could have listened to this book.  Instead I devoured each page, unable to put this book down to give the other chores in my life needed attention until I finished the very last page."  -Jennifer Blaine

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"Cupcake Girl and Strong Man unmask themselves and learn to live courageously in the real world.  Worthwhile introspection leads Lexie and Max to an unexpected place.  I enjoyed the spiritual depth of this story."  -Lindsey Hemmert
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"Though this book is marketed as an 'LDS romance novel," it's a good read for anyone (like myself) who is not LDS, but who just enjoys well-developed characters in a YA romance.  From page one, the story's action grabs the reader.  (I got hooked and read the book in one day!)  The language and emotions of Max and Lexie are so true-to-life . . .  The author really understands the teen perspective and readers will want to know what happens between Max and Lexie.  For non-LDS readers, the book offers a glimpse into the LDS world, but it's not heavy-handed.  Any reader who is looking for realistic teen characters in an uplifting and hopeful story will enjoy this book."  -Lindy Ferriss

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"Reading Cupcake Girl reminded me of first love; the anticipation, excitement, and nervousness.  Experiencing this love through Max and Lexie made them feel like friends.  I chastised them for their pride and misunderstandings cheered them on as they developed and grew, and was happy for their progress in their relationship.  I just had to keep reading to make sure all ended well! Thanks for stirring up the memories and for a fun read!"  -Allyson Jones

article separator"I immediately fell in love with Lexie and everything about her. The coming-of-age romance between Lexie and Max is a nostalgic reminder of first love and all the tingling feelings that accompany those teen years. Young and old will be laughing, smiling and crying--- A tender story of first love and finding the peace that the gospel brings in the midst of trials. I can't wait to read her future books and share them with my teens!" ~ Jennefer Tasker

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"I told myself that I would only read this book while I was on my exercise bike, so I stayed on my bike for over 40 miles! I haven't done that since I read Twilight. I loved this book!" ~ April Snelling
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"What a great read for teens, tweens and adults alike! This book was the perfect sweet escape this summer. I was quickly invested in the characters and was dying to know how it played out. Cupcake Girl did not disappoint! It has a little bit of everything: adventure, loss, love, heartache, and a deep understanding of friendship. I would definitely recommend it for anyone age 10-100 because it's clean-cut and relatable for all. Whether you're a teen with a crush or an adult hearkening back to the memory of one, this book is a sweet trip. Five stars over here!" ~ Anne McDonald

"Cupcake Girl examines some of the most important facets of young life - family, religion, school, illness, and romance - with wit and compassion. Out of the barren New Mexico desert, Cupcake Girl conjures a refreshing romance that is all the more endearing for being both awkward and tender." ~ Andrea Landaker

"Max is the boy you always hoped would move in next door." ~ Carolyn Webster
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"A heart-warming novel with all the elements of a good story: true love, action, hope, and character growth." ~ Christine Lerohl

"Simply delicious. In a word: SWEEEEEEEEEEET!" ~ Ben 
article separator"Just finished the book. I loved it!!! Needless to say I haven't gotten much done today. Thanks for letting me have a "sweet" escape today!" ~ Erica Davis
"A romance that will bring you back to your childhood dreams." ~ Diane Graham
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"This is the best book I've ever read! I can't wait to hear what happens next— I just know that adventure is coming!" ~ Anna
article separator"Amazing! Fantastic! Fabulous! And every other word out there that speaks the praise that I give this book! LOVED IT!" ~ Erin Napier
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"Sometimes you read a book and feel like you could be best friends with the characters. I feel that way about Lexie." ~ Rachel 
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"What a heart-warming book!  My personal conversion story to the LDS Church has a few similarities with this book, so I enjoyed this sweet reminder.  I'm 29 years old, but admittedly, young adult romance is my favorite genre!  I finished this quick read in 2 days.  And this is a CLEAN romance so there's nothing here that you'll blush to have your children read.  I liked the best friend relationship that Max and Lexie shared.  And their comic book past and present was such a cute idea.  Max is the narrator, and his teenage emotions feel so authentic; I remember feeling such exhilarating highs and depressing lows regarding crushes in high school.  The characters make mistakes and are able to overcome them.  This book also has a great twist that kept me hooked.  I loved the epilogue showing how much Max and Lexie each grew during the following year.  A faithful happily ever after!  This book is such a clean, inspiring story of young love and finding personal faith."  -Michelle McKay