Saturday, 8 February 2014

Christmas at Rosie Hopkin's Sweet Shop Book review No. 3

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?

I read the first to this book in April last year, where I was sucked into the word of Rosie and her sweet shop. I waited and waited for the second one to be published, to see what would happen to Rosie and her love life, if her sweet shop would survive.
I treated myself to this in hard back version at Christmas because I just couldn't wait for the paper back to come out. The day it arrived in the mail I went into a charity shop in town and there it was, on the shelf for 1.00. Sick. Thats how I felt. That'll teach me for being impatient.
What better setting for a Christmas themed novel than a pretty little village with a sweet shop full of candy canes?  
It's just fab


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