Book Review: The Sweet Life


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.

My Review

I thought this was a charming book.  I thought it was funny that Dawn's mother, Marnie purchased an ice cream shop. It may not have been a planned purchase but who doesn't wish that they owned an ice cream shop. 

While I felt that this book was supposed to focus more on Dawn, it was her mother, Marnie that I loved the best. She is who I felt that I connected better to as well on an emotional level. Also, it helped that despite what she had endured recently, she was more outgoing. 

However, I still did find this book to be a fairly quick read. As the story progressed, I did connect a bit more with Dawn. I would read the next book in this series. 


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