Continuing the life of Rosie in the Derbyshire village where she inherited her aunt’s sweetshop. You don’t need to have read the first to enjoy this but you’ll enjoy knowing the major players better if you have. Rosie is in love with Stephen, the damaged son of the village matriarch, who is now a teacher in the village school. Christmas brings Rosie’s family over from Australia, her mother, brother, his wife and children. Their arrival makes her realise just how much she has missed them and she wonders about Stephen’s intentions. This is the joy of this delightful book: will he, won’t he …? Should she, shouldn’t she …? And you are kept guessing right through. A lovely, lovely read. The first in the series, Welcome to Rosie Hopkin’s Sweetshop of Dreams won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award (2013)
Includes mouth-watering recipes! Curl up with Rosie, her friends and her family as they prepare for a very special Christmas ...Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She's going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can't wait. But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what's best for the sweetshop also what's best for Rosie? Treat yourself and your sweet-toothed friends to Jenny Colgan's heart-warming new novel. The irresistibly delicious recipes are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit and will warm up your Christmas celebrations.
'Christmas, sweets and heaps of romance.'
'Filled with charming detail about village life.'
'Where else can you get a love story and a recipe for millionaire's shortbread in the same place?'
'Another great read from Jenny that will really get you in the festive spirit.'
'A fab read ... includes delicious recipes'
-The Sun (Fabulous)
'Jenny Colgan's heart-warming tale of friends and family coming together for the Christmas season is not only a great read - it contains some mouth-watering recipes to inspire your Christmas celebrations.'
'This charming sequel is comical and heart-warming and guaranteed to get you in the mood for the big day.'
'This is a wonderful, bittersweet Christmas read that I would definitely recommend.'
'A must read winter warmer that has a little bit of everything nestled within its pages .'
-Fiction Fascination blog
'A poignant and a beautifully written festive book packed with sweet-toothed recipes that is perfect to get you into the Christmas mood.'
'There was never a dull moment - the storyline had everything you could wish for ... a warm, cosy, entertaining read that was very eventful and had a lovely splash of romance .'
-Rea Book Review Blog
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||9th October 2014|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France. Click here to read an interview with Jenny Colgan by Mary Hogarth. Author photo © Charlie ...More About Jenny Colgan