Sweetshop of Dreams
A Novel With RecipesBook - 2014
After arriving in the country to care for her injured great aunt, Rosie finds herself falling under the spell of the village and the people there, especially a mysterious, solitary man, Stephen, who's bitterly healing from an injury himself.
"Sheer indulgence from start to finish." — Sophie Kinsella
Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian s sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong.
Rosie's life is...comfortable. And even though she might like to pursue a more rewarding career, and Gerard doesn't seem to have any plans to propose, Rosie's not complaining. Things could be worse. Right?
Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. When her great—niece Rosie arrives to help her with the shop, Lillian struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, and wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully colored sweets.
But as Rosie gets Lilian back on her feet, breathes a new life into the candy shop, and gets to know the mysterious and solitary Stephen-whose family seems to own the entire town-she starts to think that settling for what's comfortable might not be so great after all.
A charming, heartwarming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself, fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner and Jill Mansell will be craving sweets and a romance of their own.
Other books by Jenny Colgan:
Meet Me At The Cupcake Café — "A hilarious, fast—paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable." — Booklist
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris — A heartwarming and bittersweet story of love lost and found
Sweetshop of Dreams — A charming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself in unexpected places
"delightful confection of a book" — Booklist
"Colgan's sweet tale is filled with humor, family, friendship and love...a fun, heartwarming book." —RT Book Reviews
"...a charming little tale of love and family." — Shelf Awareness for Readers
"full of charm" — A Bookish Affair
"a wonderful treat" — Charming Chelsey's