The Sweetest Thing by Cathy Woodman is a fun and sweet book that I really enjoyed. It has all the elements I enjoy like family drama, a little romance, and just plain old good and easy reading.
Jennie’s life is great. She has three beautiful kids and a husband she loves. All is well until her husband David tells her he is leaving her for another woman. Instead of completely wallowing in her misery she decides instead to follow a dream of her own.
She buys a ramshackle old house out on a farm in Talyton St. George and heads out there with her kids who are none too happy about it. Jennie is going to start her own business. She loves to bake cakes and she is finally going to go after that dream and open Jennie’s Cakes. The only problem is the town is set in their ways and getting a new business started may be a bit of a struggle and then of course there is her very attractive neighbor Guy. Hold it though Jennie is done with men! Or is she?
Oh the drama! Between her kids, the new farm animals, and a man Jennie doesn’t know which end is up. I liked Jennie except for the fact that she let herself be walked over by her jerk of a ex-husband for too many years. Other than that though I liked how she took a risk with her life when she moved her family out to nowhere land. Then there is Guy who is the kind of man most women would be ga-ga over, including me. And the town – I loved the sound of it with farmers markets and bake sales and having to barter for things you want instead of using money. It sounded like a cute and quirky town where it would be wonderful to settle in and live.
The Sweetest Thing was a delightful novel. It was light, fun reading and it was just what I needed – to relax and just enjoy a good story!
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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.
wall-to-wall books-wendy says
Oh that looks like a cute book!
Light, fun, good story = sold!
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
This sounds like fun! I especially enjoy books like that during this hectic time of year.
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing says
Just the type of read I crave during this busy holiday season!
It does sound really cute
Connie Fischer says
Oh, this does sound like a nice novel to read. I think we all need something sweet now and then!
This sounds so cute Dar!
Cathy Woodman says
Dear Darlene. Thank you for the lovely review on your blog. I love the photo of your dog, Sammy! Best wishes Cathy
What I like about this book right off the top is when Jennie’s husband says he’s leaving her for another woman she doesn’t go to pieces and wallow in sadness. You mention in your review that the husband walked all over Jennie for years so I guess she’d had enough. And, still, it’s a relief to have a protagonist who has a backbone! This sounds like a fun, entertaining book!
Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours says
I think I’d enjoy living in that town as well – what a fun and quirky place!
Thanks for being a par of the tour.
Laura Fabiani says
Sweet and light is good for me every so often.