Trailer Ê The Sweetest Thing PDF by Þ Cathy Woodman Didn t enjoy it as much as book 2 Not enough drama, the character of Adam just didn t ring very true for me, and I didn t like everyone s taking to calling it Jennie s Folly instead of Uphill House Good story, otherwise, though.
The Sweetest Thing by Cathy Woodman is a beautiful story about a single mother who moves to the countryside from London and sets up her own bakery business Soon she falls in love with her next door farmer neighbor It is a good story, and as you follow them you keep turning the pages The Sweetest Thing is delightful and makes you feel good all throughout the story, and at the end You won t be disappointed.
If Only Everything In Life Was As Simple As Baking A CakeJennie Copeland Thought She Knew The Recipe For A Happy Life Marriage To Her University Sweetheart, A Nice House In The Suburbs And Three Beautiful Children But When Her Husband Leaves Her, She Is Forced To Find A Different Recipe And She Thinks She S Found Just What She Needs A Ramshackle House On The Outskirts Of The Beautiful Talyton St George, A New Cake Baking Business, A Dog, A Horse, ChickensBut Life In The Country Is Not Quite As Idyllic As She D Hoped, And Jennie Can T Help Wondering Whether Neighbouring Farmer Guy Barnes Was Right When He Told Her She Wouldn T Last The Year Or Perhaps The Problem Is That She S Missing One Vital Ingredient To Make Her New Life A Success Could Guy Be The Person To Provide It originally published at Reading RealityThere s just something about this book that draws you right in Or at least it did me I was hooked on Jennie s story from the very first page.
This isn t a story of high drama or rich billionaires, it s a quiet story about people taking the courage to pick up their dreams and start over Everyone in this tale is starting over and finding a new path in life all the kids and all the adults.
That turns out to include Jennie Copeland s ex husband David, who spends most of this story in the throes of what looks a selfish midlife crisis.
You could say it s Jennie s and David s divorce that starts this story But really, it s Jennie s dream of being independent, combined with rose tinted memories of childhood holidays in Devon that lead to her purchase of Uphill House Uphill is the right name for the place, because the road to Jennie s happiness is definitely going to be an uphill climb.
The house is definitely a fixer upper Jennie needs to economize, because her settlement will only go but so far Living in the country will be much cheaper than living in London, or so she hopes.
But it will also be away from the support network that she has come to rely on, and far from the routine that her three children are used to Adam, Sophie and Georgia feel uprooted and lost It may be Jennie s dream to start a cake baking business in the country, but it isn t theirs.
So Jennie comes to Talyton St George to start over It takes a lot of guts and a huge amount of determination Jennie seems to have a pair of rose colored glasses firmly fixed in place no one seems to think she has a real chance, not her new neighbors in the country, not her old friends in the city, not her kids, and certainly not her ex But then, that was part of the point of the thing at the beginning.
But never the entire point This is really about Jennie s ability to persevere no matter how many roadblocks she faces, or how many times she discovers that her rosy vision doesn t match the reality.
Rooting for Jennie to not just succeed, but to also get her happy ending, makes Jennie s story a very sweet read.
Escape Rating B The Talyton St George series is mostly about the veterinarians in the small Devon community, but in The Sweetest Thing, the vets only showed up to treat the various animals that Jennie and her children acquired along the way to adapting to their new life.
Which made this book a perfect way to get into the series without having read any of the other books, no prior knowledge was required.
In The Sweetest Thing, we have the story of a 40 ish newly divorced woman starting over with three kids a resentful teenaged boy, and two girls, one a pre teen and the other in elementary school Adam, Georgia and Sophie.
The breakup is still painful for everyone, and they are all still acting out to some extent, including Jennie Moving from London to the Devon countryside if you are London born and bred definitely counts as acting out.
The divorce was over the husband s repeated infidelity, except this time he wants to marry his inamorata Jennie was a stay at home mother, so starting a new life in London would have been expensive She has the vision and the talent to start a baking business on a shoestring, but practicality, not so much.
We see her grow from all of her trial and error, in every possible direction But we also see that as she becomes absorbed in making a go of her new business, there is less time for her to listen to her kids need to make the adjustment The girls have an easier time of it, not just because they are younger, but because they find activities in the country that work for them.
Adam is cut off from his old friends and resentful At sixteen, he s also just being a teenager, but he is definitely lost in this new place.
Adam withers while Jennie blossoms with all her new challenges Even while she finds herself frustrated and scared and exhausted.
Watching the family navigate their surprising journey is fun and absorbing There is also a love story, but Jennie finding love is the icing on the cake for her, rather than the whole cake Love is wonderful, but not the solution to her problems or a rescue from her difficulties.
It s also sweet that the new love of Jennie s life needs her to sweep the cobwebs out of his life every bit as much as she needs his help with some of the unexpected challenges in hers.
A very enjoyable, entertaining read.
A highly enjoyable book If u want a story that involves baking, sexy farmers country life than this is the book for you.
if only everything was in life was as simple as baking a cake jennie thought she had the perfect marriage yes her husband cheated at times but she had learnt to cope with that until the time he announced he was leaving her she leaves city life and buys a huge house in the country where she lives with her teenage son and 2 teenage daughters expenses have to be met and as an avid baker she starts her business jennie s cakes and attempts to break into the market not easy in a close knit community added to her expenses is a dog and also a pony oh and we have a handsome neighbour who she starts to have than friendly feelings for teenager angst does not help her and then her husband decides that he wants sole custody which throws her into even turmoil is she not cut out for the idyllic country life and should she return with her tail between her legs a sweet rural comedy with great characterisation u can really feel yourself rooting for the characters u will find culinary technicalities in each chapter whixh i skimmed through there r numerous flashbacks, setting the scene just a few questions one minute there was no broadband, the next there was also no follow up on the hygiene regulations thru the council bev Although this is book 3 in the series it can be read without having read the first two, some of the characters from the earlier books appear but it doesn t really matter I adore this series and having read the first 3 back to back I will be diving straight into book 4.
It was ok The book started out fine but I found it quite boring and predictable towards the end.
Cathy Woodman, writes feel good books, that are perfect for curling up with, om a Spring day or night, well anytime really The Sweetest Thing, tells of Jennifer Copeland recently divorced and her thee children, Adam, Sophia and Georgia, moving from the hustle and bustle of busy London, to the calm, beautiful countryside of Devon Chickens, dogs, ponies, a hunky farmer and cakes The perfect mixture, sprinkled with humour and romance, to keep the readers smiling as they turn the pages.