Book Review- The Sweetest Thing by Cathy Woodman

Book Description (from the back)

Jennie 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, chickens…

But 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?

Book Review-

This book was a lovely light read. Nice blend of characters (some things were obvious before they happened) but it made a nice feel good book.

I did feel some bits were rushed (the ending) and some bits went nowhere and felt was only there to drag the story out (some of the side characters -what was there point?) or was resolved very quickly (her sons issues) the main character did annoy me abit such as changing the name of the cottage when she was trying to fit in, money- (where is it coming from to support the lifestyle) as seemed brought many things on a whim without thinking and repeated about how low her savings were but adamant she didn’t need a side job to help with the baking just focused on that -but liked the ending (even if it was only a few paragraphs six months later) and wanted to know more about how her business is or how her son is….

Lovely country setting and simple ideology of living the dream

Overall 7/10

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