About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Sweet Life (Cape Cod Creamery #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Sweet Life (Cape Cod Creamery #1)

Dawn Dixon can hardly believe she's on a groomless honeymoon on beautiful Cape Cod . . . with her mother. Sure, Marnie Dixon is good company, but Dawn was supposed to be here with Kevin, the love of her life (or so she thought).

Marnie Dixon needs some time away from the absolute realness of life as much as her jilted daughter does, and she's not about to let her only child suffer alone--even if Marnie herself had been doing precisely that for the past month.

Given the circumstances, maybe it was inevitable that Marnie would do something as rash as buy a run-down ice-cream shop in the town's tightly regulated historic district. After all, everything's better with ice cream.

Her exasperated daughter knows that she's the one who will have to clean up this mess. Even when her mother's impulsive real estate purchase brings Kevin back into her life, Dawn doesn't get her hopes up. Everyone knows that broken romances stay broken . . . don't they?

Welcome to a summer of sweet surprises on Cape Cod--a place where dreams just might come true.


This new book is the perfect beach read for summer and best of all, it's the first of a new series. Author Suzanne Woods Fisher introduces us to Dawn Dixon and her mother Marnie, and their relationship is typical of many mother-daughter relationships. Dawn was extremely close to her late father and apparently inherited his need for structure, so she doesn't always appreciate her mother's creative, spur-of-the-moment personality. Until...two unforeseen happenings send them on an adventure, together, and Dawn gains a new respect for her mom!

This is a touching story that shows that good can come out of bad, tragedy can make us stronger, and love is never lost if we choose to hang on. Along with Dawn, Marnie, Nanette, and a formidable Mrs. Nickerson-Eldredge, there are two key male characters in The Sweet Life, and I was especially drawn to Lincoln Hayes. His understanding and support for Marnie as she searches for light after battling cancer is especially appealing and I would love to see if their friendship might deepen into something deeper.

If you enjoy mother-daughter dynamics, sweet romance, and a story sprinkled with hope and faith, you will want to read The Sweet Life. It's another feather in Fisher's writing cap, but it should come with a warning. It will certainly mess with your emotions, and it will definitely create a tremendous desire for ice cream!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Revell Reads. There was no obligation or a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


With over 1.5 million copies sold, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of over 30 books, ranging from novels to children’s books to non-fiction. She is a Christy Award finalist, a winner of Carol and Selah awards, and a two-time finalist for ECPA Book of the Year. She writes stories that take you to places you’ve never visited—one with characters that seem like old friends. But most of all, her books give you something to think about long after you’ve finished reading it. Suzanne lives with her very big family in northern California.

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