Sunday, May 29, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Sweet Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book: The Sweet Life

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: May 3, 2022

Jilted by her fiancĂ©, Dawn Dixon escapes to beautiful Cape Cod on a groomless honeymoon–with her mother. But she didn’t expect her mom to risk everything, on a whim, to move there permanently or buy a rundown ice cream shop in need of repair. In order to make their new life work, they’ll also need her ex’s help.


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I have been a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher for many years. She has a great style of writing and her genre is normally Amish books. Her newest book, The Sweet Life, is a break from Amish books. It is Book One in the Cape Cod Creamery series, her newest series. I am excited that I was able to read it recently. 

Dawn Dixon was 2 weeks away from getting married when her fiance, Kevin, called off the weeding. He gifted her the Honeymoon Package to Cape Cod, as it was non-refundable. Dawn decides to take her Mom, Marnie, who is a recent Breast Cancer Survivor and widow. Dawn and Marnie are enjoying their Vacation time. Dawn is one who plans things out, while Marnie is one who is impulsive and does things on a whim. Dawn was not totally surprised when her mom buys a Cape Cod Historical Ice Cream Shop. Marnie knows it was a dream of Dawn and her late husband to do this together, so Marnie wanted to make the dream a reality in honor of her late husband. Dawn's Ex-Fiance comes to Cape Cod as he is worried about Dawn and her mom as they begin to renovate and get the Ice Cream Shop up and running. The Local Historical Commission Chairperson continues to give them trouble about the renovations and moving forward. Will they eventually get the Ice Cream Shop open? Will Kevin realizes that he belongs with Dawn and will they reignite their relationship? 

WOW, just an AMAZING storyline and book! I was hooked into the book from the very first page and didn't put it down until I was finished. The Cape Cod setting of the book is just feels so serene and relaxing. The relationship between Dawn and her Mom is just amazing. Marnie felt she needed to go through Breast Cancer alone as to not bother Dawn's wedding plans. Dawn and Marnie are still grieving thei loss of their Dad and Husband, and this was a much needed time to relax and be together. Kevin coming to Cape Cod to help them fight against the Historical Commission and their unrelentless rules is a happy moment in this book. The book is faith based and the author does a great job at incorporating it in. This book is about LOVE, FAITH, and Second Chances. GREAT BOOK!

With over 1.5 million copies sold, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of over 30 books, ranging from novels to children’s books to non-fiction. She is a Christy Award finalist, a winner of Carol and Selah awards, and a two-time finalist for ECPA Book of the Year. She writes stories that take you to places you’ve never visited—one with characters that seem like old friends. But most of all, her books give you something to think about long after you’ve finished reading it. Suzanne lives with her very big family in northern California.


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The Sweet Life is a story about a mom and a daughter who, both in need of a little respite from life’s bumps and bruises, start an ice cream shop on Cape Cod…thinking it will be easy. After all, who doesn’t love ice cream?


Well, sure. That’s true. Everybody loves ice cream. But ice cream can be tricky. This I can say with authority. My husband is a serious hobby ice cream maker. He even attended Penn State’s Ice Cream School. While Steve was working on his vanilla recipe, he experimented fifty-nine times before he was finally satisfied. 59 times! Other flavors, like chocolate, can mask mistakes. Not vanilla. Too pure.


Here’s a few other things you probably didn’t know about ice cream:


The very first mention of a frozen dessert dates back to Persia in 550 BC, though it might have been sorbet-like. It’s said that Emperor Nero had ice brought down from the Apennine Mountains to produce a sorbet of honey and wine. And then there are those who insist that ice cream came out of China, and were introduced to Italy with the help of Marco Polo. Regardless of its origins, a love of ice cream has been around for a very, very long time.


Quaker colonists introduced ice cream to early America, having brought their recipes with them from England. Some argue that the French brought ice cream to America. Regardless, during the colonial era, ice cream was sold in shops in New York.


George Washington loved ice cream. So much so that he even brought ice cream making equipment to Mount Vernon! There are many accounts of “ice creem” (as it was then called) served during his administration.


First Lady Dolley Madison, wife of U.S. President James Madison, served ice cream at her husband’s Inaugural Ball in 1813. Common colonial flavors were soft fruits, like peaches or strawberries, added to a vanilla custard. Dolley had a curious favorite flavor: oyster. (Ugh.)


In September of 1846, a Philadelphia house wife named Nancy Johnson filed patent #3254 for a simple hand cranked ice cream churn. Prior to this point, ice cream belonged to the wealthy. Her hand cranked ice cream churn made it affordable for everyone. Nancy Johnson’s design is still used today.


During the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, an ice cream vendor ran out of cardboard dishes. The vendor next door offered to make cones by rolling up his waffles. Voila! The birth of the ice cream cone.


The majority of American ice cream companies have been in business for more than 50 years. Many of them are still owned by single families.


For the last 128 years, Penn State University has held Ice Cream School for professionals and serious hobbyists during January (for obvious reasons). All the greats have attended: Baskin & Robbins, Ben & Jerry, Dreyer’s, Nestle’s, Blue Bell Creamery, Dairy Queen, and…my husband.


The most popular flavor in the world? Vanilla. Of course.

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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I have enjoyed several books by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and one thing I like about them is that they are not always predictable. I am excited about this new series.

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