Sweet Caroline

by | Mar 14, 2008 | Fiction Book Reviews | 0 comments

From the back of the book:

When a Southern waitress inherits the Lowcountry cafe where she works, she suddenly has to balance more than just her next food order.Caroline Sweeney has always done the right thing–the responsible, dependable thing–unlike her mother who abandoned her family. But when her best friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Barcelona, Spain, Caroline says “yes” to destiny.Then, without warning, ownership of the run-down cafe where she’s been waitressing falls right into Caroline’s lap. While she’s trying to determine the cafe’s future, handsome Deputy Sherriff J.D. Rand captures Caroline’s heart.But when her first love, Mitch O’Neal, comes back to town, fresh from the heat of his newly-found fame as a country music singer in Nashville, Caroline must make some hard choices about love and the pursuit of the sweet life.

My two cents worth:

Rachel Hauck has created a real treasure in this novel, Sweet Caroline. Her lively pace, homespun humor, and finger-licking good romance, keeps the reader on the edge of each page, waiting for the next moment. Both her heroine, Caroline, and her hero, Mitch are fabulously believable characters. The beautiful thread of God’s love moves through the novel and the reader can actually see the hard edge of Caroline’s personality melting under its gentle touch. Not only are the main characters delightful, but the Frogmore Cafe is filled with endearing supportive characters from all walks of life.

The end was a ovewhelming….so I’m still dealing with it 😉 But the book was a fabulous read.

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