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May 7, 2022

The Sweet Shop of Second Chances by Hannah M. Lynn ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

This first book in the Holly Berry Sweet Shop series was a fun easy read.  I enjoyed the characters and the plot is convincing that you can go home again but not without complications.  Another bonus - there's lots of chocolate.  The book is set in a sweet shop in a small city in the Cotswolds so I wasn't familiar with all of the candy that was mentioned but I googled most of it and I'm ready for a trip to England to try some of them out (I wish!)

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book cover of romantic comedy The Sweet Shop of Second Chances by Hannah M. Lynn
June 2021; Indie;  979-8743299683
audio, ebook, print (324 pages); romantic comedy

Holly Berry had managed to get out of the small town she grew up in.  She had a steady job and a boyfriend that she planned to spend the rest of her life with...until she caught him in bed with another woman.  So she threw a few clothes in a suitcase and went home again.  During a walk, she saw one of the owners of the sweet shop that she'd worked at in her teenage years.  The woman told her that she planned to sell the shop that had so many great memories for Holly to developers and move away.  On an impulse, Holly offers to buy the shop.  She had that money in her account that she was saving to buy a house with her boyfriend so why not spend it on something to make her happy?  She soon finds out that the shop may have been more work than she planned.  Can she make the shop successful or will she have to go back to her corporate job to survive?  In her quest to be successful, she's helped by a friend from long ago along with three new friends...or is one of them really an enemy? 

I enjoyed this cute little romance.  It was fun to read and brought back memories of the penny candy case at a local store when I was growing up.  I enjoyed all of the characters - especially Holly who was working so hard to be successful.  It's a sweet book with a bit of adventure, a bit of mystery,  a bit of romance, and a lot of chocolate.  How can you go wrong??

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Note:  This is book one in a new series.  Here are the rest of the books in the series.    
2.  Romance at the Sweet Shop of Second Chances: Available to order at Amazon
3.  Turmoil at the Sweet Shop of Second Chances: Available to order at Amazon
4.  High Hopes at the Sweet Shop of Second Chances: Available to pre-order at Amazon

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

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