Friday, December 6, 2013


Day 6

Welcome to Blogmas!
Every day from December first til Christmas Eve I will post one Christmas related post, giving you gift ideas, tips, recipes, etc. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop
by Jenny Colgan

You might want to read Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams first
Otherwise this review might contain spoilers

First sentence:
Lipton was quiet underneath the stars.

Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She's going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can't wait.

But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what's best for the sweetshop also what's best for Rosie?
source: Goodreads

My opinion:
I loved Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams (read my review here), I adore books dealing with food in general and I fell in love with Jenny Colgan's way of writing.

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop starts some weeks before Christmas on a quiet night when the snow starts to fall and slowly covers the little town of Lipton under a soft blanket.
Rosie has been living in Lipton for just over a year now and even though she will never be one of the locals she is well settled in the town. Probably owning a sweetshop helps getting popular – at least with the kids. Rosie's mother, who is living in Australia with Rosie's brother, his wife and their three kids, calls one day and announces that the whole family will visit her and great-aunt Lilian for Christmas. Shortly after this bomb dropped, drama strikes Lipton and Rosie's life starts falling apart.

Christmas should be a time to enjoy and relax with your family but Rosie is not able to do that this year. The accident that shook up the whole village and her life in general overshadows the Pre-Christmas days in Lipton and Rosie, as it is her way, tries to solve all the problems that come up and slowly but steady it all becomes to much for her to bear.

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop is available as e-book for all of you looking for a quick an enjoyable read that is not your typical happy, feel-good Christmas story but deals with topics like accidents, loss, sickness, friendship, love and family.

For more information about Jenny Colgan visit her Homepage, Facebook and Twitter page.

18 Days Till Christmas Eve

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