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Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Novel of the Year 2013.
Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2013.
Full of warmth, humour and fun, and a homage to Refreshers, Spangles and Star Bars. Rosie leaves a busy life in London and her boyfriend to help her elderly Aunt sort out a sweet shop she has run since WW2. It is not as she expected at all... Jenny Colgan really is the Queen of Chick-Lit and this indulgent, witty, charming story won't disappoint her fans.
Pia Fenton, RNA Chairman said, "The standard was so high this year that every finalist can be justly proud of her book. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and our warmest congratulations go to Jenny Colgan, who produced a real page-turner of a novel, combining romance, comedy and nostalgia. She thoroughly deserves her win."
Were you a sherbet lemon or chocolate lime fan? Penny chews or hard boiled sweeties? (you do get more for your money that way).
The jangle of your pocket money ...the rustle of the pink and green striped paper bag ...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. Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams - a novel - with recipes.
Closing date: 28/02/2019
'This delightful, nostalgia-inducing story is utterly charming - and left us craving a paper bag stuffed with treats!' Closer
'A fabulously sweet concoction of warmth, wit and lip-smacking childhood treats. Willy Wonka would be proud Candis A cute and cosy read ... indulge your sweet tooth with this touching tale Heat Sweeter than a bag of jelly beans ... had us eating up every page' Cosmopolitan
Publication date: 29/03/2012
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||29th March 2012|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|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