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Welcome To Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop Of Dreams Paperback – 29 Mar 2012
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This delightful, nostalgia-inducing story is utterly charming - and left us craving a paper bag stuffed with treats! (Closer)
A fabulously sweet concoction of warmth, wit and lip-smacking childhood treats. Willy Wonka would be proud (Candis)
A cute and cosy read . . . indulge your sweet tooth with this touching tale (Heat)
Sweeter than a bag of jelly beans . . . had us eating up every page (Cosmopolitan)
*Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013*
Jenny's new novel is full of warmth, humour and fun - an homage to Star Bars and spangles and refreshers and licorice allsorts and gobstoppers and Hubba Bubba and friendship, and all the best childhood memories of buying sweets in paper bags with your pocket money.
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The book tells the tale, funnily enough, of Rosie Hopkins, and her sudden move from London to the countryside where her ailing, elderly Aunt Lilian is living alone, and needs Rosie's help. Rosie is reluctant to leave her job as auxiliary nurse in a busy city hospital, and boyfriend Gerard behind, but does so for her family, especially mother Angie. When she gets there, she finds Lilian's sweet shop closed and it looks like it hasn't been open for a while, and Lilian is in a fairly bad way too. Rosie struggles to get used to country life, every knowing everyone elses business, but befriends the local doctor, and ends up with stroppy local patient Stephen to tend to. Rosie is determined to get Lilian's shop ready for selling, and sets about making it look brand new, but ends up falling in love with it herself.Read more ›
I loved how Jenny Colgan allowed Rosie to grow as she spent time away from her old life, and as the village of Linton copes with the whirlwind named Rosie, life will never be the same again for both Rosie and Linton in the most unexpected ways which had me entertained throughout.
Why I loved this book so much was mainly because as Rosie narrates her own present day story, and her life was not dull as she is soon getting used to life away from London where everything was quick and easy, in Linton it even takes a lot of stretching and patience even to get simple things like a mobile signal!
We also hear from Lilian as she looks back at her own youth in the 1940's when she worked in her parent's sweet shop while dealing with her own broken hearts and stolen dreams. Lilian was also dealing with the Second World War where rationing was in full motion which was not good for the sweet trade while learning to accept how one decision she makes in the speed of a moment will lead her to abandon a few dreams along the way.
Lilian and Rosie had a wonderful relationship and it was a pure pleasure reading about them and their minor disagreements.Read more ›
If she continues on in this way she will be a serious rival to Marian Keyes, who I consider to be one of the greatest writers and storytellers around today.
The endless references an descriptions of sweet will give you major cravings (luckily we still have a fairly old school sweet shop where I live!) so be prepared for that, but there's something very charming about it all.
Most of the characters will be fairly familiar to regular readers of Jenny's work, as they do seem to pop up in every book, but this is no bad thing in my opinion.
All in all this book is fantastically written, both funny and sad (at some points I was laughing out loud, other times I had to put the book aside for a little cry) and if you're anything like me, you won't be able to put it down until every single page is done.
There was also a special surprise in that the very last page yielded not another part of the story, but an advertisement for Jenny's next book-a sequel to Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe. She has never done a sequel before, so this is very exciting, I'm looking forward to seeing how she revisits the characters (and really hoping one character finds his way back in, the flashbacks employed in Sweetshop would suggest that this is not an impossible dream!)
Go and buy it now and give it a read- and don't save it for your holiday. This is a book that, like the best sweets, demands to be consumed immediately.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book from start to finish. Lillian's back story was very touching and gelled well with the modern day Rosie's story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicci
Really enjoyed it and am now reading book 2. This is the fourth book I've read by this author and am really enjoying them.Published 3 months ago by Mo
with all the reviews on here saying this is not a good read. i'm surprised, i'm hooked from page one . very good book :)Published 4 months ago by Princess