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Sweetshop of Dreams
Sweetshop of Dreams
Author: Jenny Colgan
Rose is about to get a taste of the sweet life  -  A novel with Recipes — Rosie Hopkins's life is...comfortable. She has a steady nursing job, a nice apartment, and Gerard, her loyal (if a bit boring) boyfriend. And even though she might like to pursue a more rewarding career, and Gerard doesn't seem to have any...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781402281839
ISBN-10: 1402281838
Publication Date: 8/1/2014
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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Two story lines in two different time periods and thankfully they came together just perfect at the end. Lillian is an elderly woman who never left the hometown that she was born and raised in and never married, she tells her story of her adolescence and young adulthood in this small town. Rosie is her niece and has moved to this small town to help her great-aunt settle her affairs and move her into an elderly home, she may fall deeply in love with this small town.

I loved the mix of historical as Lillian's story was in the middle of war time as the men are being called to fight and the modern storyline with all the fantastic feels of a small town just trying to make it by. Rosie was a fantastic character to tell her story, she wasn't too whiny and showed resilience and tenacity. It was easy to want to root for her and hope that she finds happiness.


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