Chocolate fudge, butterscotch and raspberry bonbons… treat yourself to some sugary treats, a big slice of friendship and a sprinkling of romance at The Beachside Sweet Shop.
When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help.
Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop.
Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate.
And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish?
I was very lucky to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved it. I really like the cover it looks good enough to eat. The story centre’s around Marnie’s sweetshop now I am a big chocolate lover but I do also love sweets, so when I was reading this book I got pretty hungry thinking of the raspberry bonbons which are delicious. Running a sweetshop would be my dream job though I am not sure my waistline would like it. My parents live in Dorset so it was a nice little touch when Karen mentioned Wareham. I am really looking forward to Karen’s next book which is out in June.
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