The Sweet Life

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Series: Cape Cod Creamery #1

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sometimes you have to seize life by the moment to get your second chance!

Dawn Dixon and her mom Marnie could not be more opposite.  Dawn is like her dad, very calculated and views the world as black and white.  Marnie is a free spirit who feels that everyone should embrace their creative side as often as possible.  When Dawn’s dad dies from a workplace accident, she and her mom grieve in their own way.  Then they each face another battle: Dawn’s fiancé Kevin calls off their wedding and Marnie deals with breast cancer.  Kevin tells Dawn to still take the honeymoon on Cape Cod since it had to be paid for in advance, so she and her mom go vacation on the Cape instead of celebrating her wedding.  During the trip, Marnie makes an impulse decision to purchase a defunct ice cream shop on main street with hopes of starting a new chapter in her life.  Dawn is flabbergasted and tries everything to get her mother to change her mind, but when it’s evident that things have already progressed too far, Dawn decides to help her mother at least for a time.

If you need a Memorial Day read, this book is for you.  Not only is it set in beautiful Chatham, Massachusetts, but it is set trying to get an ice cream shop ready to open on Memorial Day weekend.  This is a clean contemporary story that will give many readers the feels.  Both Dawn and Marie have tremendous character growth throughout the book as they are both pushed way outside their comfort zones and learn that life can be lived and enjoyed differently.  I also loved the way that Fisher tied in the Three Sisters Island series to the start of this book.  I wonder if there will be some common characters make an appearance in an upcoming story? 

This book really brings out the best in a community.  Not just from a support prospect, but how both newcomers and natives can work together to achieve a common goal.  Such a fun summer read!

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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