rebus 30th anniversary win prizes
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan
  

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams

Part of the Rosie Hopkins Series
Family Drama   All Shortlists and Winners   Relationship Stories   Romantic Fiction   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

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."

If you like Jenny Colgan you might also like to read books by Jill Mansell, Sue Watson and Carmen Reid.

Synopsis

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan

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.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

Jenny Colgan

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 Hopkinson

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

29th March 2012

Author

Jenny Colgan

More books by Jenny Colgan
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.jennycolgan.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Family Drama
All Shortlists and Winners
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751544541

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools