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The Sweet Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher: Book Review

 **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

Dawn Dixon can hardly believe she's on a groomless honeymoon on beautiful Cape Cod . . . with her mother. Sure, Marnie Dixon is good company, but Dawn was supposed to be here with Kevin, the love of her life (or so she thought).

Marnie Dixon needs some time away from the absolute realness of life as much as her jilted daughter does, and she's not about to let her only child suffer alone--even if Marnie herself had been doing precisely that for the past month.

Given the circumstances, maybe it was inevitable that Marnie would do something as rash as buy a run-down ice-cream shop in the town's tightly regulated historic district. After all, everything's better with ice cream.

Her exasperated daughter knows that she's the one who will have to clean up this mess. Even when her mother's impulsive real estate purchase brings Kevin back into her life, Dawn doesn't get her hopes up. Everyone knows that broken romances stay broken . . . don't they?

Welcome to a summer of sweet surprises on Cape Cod--a place where dreams just might come true.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books, including The Sweet LifeThe Moonlight School, and A Season on the Wind, as well as the Three Sisters Island, Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, The Deacon's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Whether it is her Amish or contemporary stories, Suzanne Woods Fisher has become an author that I really enjoy reading. When I saw her newest contemporary novel was about ice cream, well, I couldn't wait to check it out! There is something very nostalgic about ice cream, and so I thought this idea was intriguing. 

When I started reading though, I must admit that I wasn't drawn in quite as quickly as I'd hoped. This could be in part because of my state of mind when I began reading, but I do think it was just that I didn't initially care for Dawn's character. While I did start to come around to her a little more towards the end, I can't say that she was my favorite. That definitely kept me from feeling as invested earlier on, but I liked the idea of the story so I read on and did eventually find myself enjoying the story. There were parts that I would have perhaps liked so haven seen more of, and I found myself wishing it hadn't ended quite as early as it had, but overall I found it to be really enjoyable...If you enjoy small town fiction, grab a scoop of ice cream and check this one out.


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