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Sweetshop of Dreams: A Novel in Recipes (Paperback)
"Sheer indulgence from start to finish."--Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A delicious rom-com about finding yourself and breaking out of routines, The Sweetshop of Dreams is full of tempting desserts, family secrets, and second chances.
Rosie Hopkins has gotten used to busy London life. It's...comfortable. And though she might like a more rewarding career, and her boyfriend's not exactly the king of romance, Rosie's not complaining. And when she visits her Aunt Lilian's small country village to help sort out her sweetshop, she expects it to be dull at best.
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, the last thing Lillian wants to slow down and wrestle 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.
Fans of British chick-lit authors Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner and Jill Mansell will find the nostalgic sweets and light-hearted romance in this book more than satisfying.
Also by Jenny Colgan:
Meet Me At The Cupcake Caf (c)
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
Praise for Sweetshop of Dreams:
"...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