Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager--a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy’s skin.
Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget.
Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area. Visit www.sirimitchell.com
What a "sweet" story! Sweet candy, sweet romance, and its all stirred together with some mystery and some serious business competition.
Lucy Kendall's deepest longing was to come up with a stunning recipe that would rescue her father's candy business that is barely surviving. Time after time she is certain that this time might be the magic that they all need.
Charlie Clarke arrives on the scene, and he works for the competing candy company in town. Charlie's job is to put the Kendall's out of business ... permanently. Charlie is soon caught up in the devious schemes, but his heart is pulling him in the opposite direction.
I loved the humour, the romance, and the underlying mystery of the rival candy companies had me guessing until the end. This is another winner for lovers of historical and inspirational fiction.
(And I've been craving some sweet taffy too, just like described in this story.)
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