Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams

Book - 2012
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Were you a sherbet lemon or chocolate lime fan? Penny chews or hard boiled sweeties (you do get more for your money that way)? The jangle of your pocket money . . . the rustle of the pink and green striped paper bag . . .

Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian's sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong.

Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets.

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams - a novel - with recipes.

*Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013*

Publisher: London : Sphere, 2012
ISBN: 9780751544541
075154454X
Branch Call Number: COL
Characteristics: xiii, 468 p. :,map ;,20 cm

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LaughingOne Oct 10, 2014

You have to pay attention to light, hard-to-read years stuck at the beginning of some sections of the story because some of the story is set during WW2 and the rest is set in 2012. I did quite like the stories once I figured out what year I was in. Rosie and her great aunt Lillian are more alike than they would admit. It was lovely watching/reading about Rosie's metamorphosis from pale, rushed city woman to blooming, ever-independent country town woman. Great story!

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