Lindsay Rochester’s lovely, subtly contemporary tale “Sunshine and Cinnamon” captivates readers from beginning to end. This is one novel that’s difficult to put down because of its endearing plot, charming characters, and gorgeous environment. Ruby is spending a brief visitation with her grandmother in Laurel Falls. In just six short weeks, she will be returning home. She doesn’t have time for someone who would convince her to stay for even a short while, let alone permanently. And that includes Chase, the eerie masseuse, who showed up for her appointment looking anything than professional.
Emma, a passionate baker from a tiny village, and James, a charming food critic from the community, are the central characters of the tale. A well-loved hidden gem in the community, Emma’s Bakery, Sunshine & Cinnamon, is renowned for its delectable pastries and welcoming atmosphere. James had no idea that his weekend visit to her bakery will alter not just his taste in food but also his outlook on life and love.
Not only was this a delightful read due to the presence of cinnamon. Ruby is a classic example of a resolute lady who follows her head above her emotions. However, Chase embodies the ideal book boyfriend: he’s endearing, humorous, and most importantly, patient. It was sweet that even though he knew Ruby was leaving, he could still be himself and show her how much he cared. I truly valued the fact that he decided to be present with her even though he could have easily been as obstinate as Ruby and kept his sentiments to himself.
Characters developed by Lindsey Rochester are charming and relatable at the same time. Emma is an incredibly endearing protagonist due to her friendly demeanor and devotion to her bakery. James, on the other hand, changes significantly as a character after seeing the charm of Emma’s pastries and the genuineness of small-town life. He begins as a fairly jaded critic.
The way the grandma and granddaughter are portrayed by the author is so good that it leaves readers feeling something. The work clearly has appeal, even though some readers might find the novel’s inconsistent jumping between first and third person viewpoints unsettling. This novel offers you an invitation to a hamlet where waterfalls and the delectable charm of love meet—an invitation you won’t want to turn down.
About The Book
Known for its beautiful waterfalls and apple pie cookies, the sleepy town of Laurel Falls, Maine is a great place to start anew.
Chase had come to town to heal and find solace in a new place, free of memories. Ruby had come to visit her young-at-heart grandmother, Mamu, and help at Mamu’s bakery, The Sweet Spot. When Ruby and Chase meet, they may have gotten off on the wrong foot, but their chemistry is undeniable. With a little behind-the-scenes help, Ruby starts to see how wonderful Chase really is and learns to trust again. Chase is determined to right her mistaken assumptions about him.
Full of sunshine and all the feels, you’ll want to visit Laurel Falls again and again. Cinnamon isn’t the only thing in the air!
Sunshine & Cinnamon
Anyone who has experienced deep emotional pain knows the joy that is found in healing relationships. Sunshine and Cinnamon is a story of healing and restored trust gained through witty banter and the schemings of a cool grandmother and a crazy friend. The main characters, Blue-eyed Hunky Chase and Beautiful Green-eyes Ruby, will leave you wanting more of the small town of Laurel Falls. Love this book. Definitely a fun romance full of clever repartee.
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