Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Sweet Life


The Sweet Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a delightful story about a summer in Cape Cod.

Dawn Dixon is a CPA at a Boston firm. She has her life all planned out. Working hard to make partner,  her wedding to Kevin on the horizon, and a one week honeymoon at Chatham Bars Inn. That is, until Kevin backs out of the wedding. Leaving Dawn broken hearted.

Marnie Dixon, Dawn's mother, is recently widowed. She has always been impulsive as opposed to Dawn's rigid planning. 

So what happens next? Kevin gives Dawn the failed honeymoon for her to use. There are no refunds, so Dawn decides to take her mother with her to Cape Cod. On a chance walk, Marnie finds the Main Street Creamery ice cream shop. All boarded up and in disrepair. Being a cancer survivor, Marnie sees this as a new start in her life. And this is where the fun and mess begins. 

Learning from their many mistakes, Dawn and Marnie move forward in their relationship. The story was well written, characters full and well developed.  I love that Ms. Fisher shares that some of the story reflects on her own experience.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.