Siri Mitchell
Bethany House Publishers

Lucy Kendall always assumed she'd help her father in his candy-making business, creating recipes and aiding him in their shared passion. But after a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell and her mother planning to sell the struggling candy company. Determined to help, Lucy vows to create a candy that will reverse their fortunes. 

St. Louis newcomer Charlie Clarke is determined to help his father dominate the nation's candy industry. Compromise is not an option when the prize is a father's approval, and falling in love with a business rival is a recipe for disaster when only one company can win. Will these two star-crossed lovers let a competition that turns less than friendly sour their dreams?

I was really, really looking forward to this book. Not only was the cover gorgeous, but the plot closely follows one of my own stories that I came up with a long time ago (actually, it was really very close to a story I had come up with. So close, it was scary.) However, overall, though this book was a pleasant read, it’s not really one of my absolute favorites.

There were a lot of common Christian fiction clichés that I felt wore this book down a little. I mean, the plot itself (Candy, candy, candy!) was original, but there were a lot of smaller elements that were very familiar and maybe a little overdone. Even so, Siri Mitchell is a talented enough author that the book still stood out a little more than most Christian historical books.

Anyway, though this book didn’t blow me away (unlike her last book, which I loved) , and I don’t think this is one of Siri Mitchell’s best books, it was still engaging and held my interest- and made me hungry. Luckily, I got the book right after Easter, so I had a supply of candy to eat while reading!

Rating: 8

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Made you hungry! Haha.... I put this book on my reading list recently, and hopefully I'll be able to read it sometime semi-soon :)

  2. As you read, I didn't love this book. It was okay but sadly not great. On the plus side I did like it WAY more than I expected. If that makes any sense. ;)


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