Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.
But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job? Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed. But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there …
Bubby: I’ve often thought of opening a bakery, just a little one. I do love baking and I’m told I’m good at it, but I’m afraid I’d run into the same situation as our girl Katie – I’d get bogged down in running a business and not be able to focus on the fun part of creating yummy food.
Sissy: And Katie so does lead with her heart. That is why it was hard for me to see her take so long to get rid of staid and stuffy Steve-
Sissy: You know from the outset that she must deep-six the dud. The other frustrating thing was that the timeline for her to find new love is so long. I know that’s how it is in real life often but I’m afraid I am as impatient as my favorite character in A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love, Grandma Grace. Grace adds gentle down-home wisdom and a lovely paranormal aspect to the story. I personally believe in departed loved ones hanging about, so this really spoke to me.
Bubby: Our grandpa Les (yes, that’s who Sissy is named after) talked to his wife, our deceased grandma, every single night before bed. For two years. That’s true love! Pretty cool, I think. At any rate, it’s a good thing that Grace has a little help from beyond the grave because Katie and Adam are so very stubborn! They need all the help they can get!
Sissy: I loved the setting of Sweet Occasions Bakery and I appreciated the artistry and heart in Katie’s creations, plus I wanted to eat them. Katie’s relationship with Adam’s daughter Lily also added a special depth of feeling to the story.
Bubby: I think that the title, A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love, just describes my home and family so well (if I change out the “little” to “whole lotta” because there’s way too much sugar around my house). I’m going to steal it and make a sign out of it to post in my kitchen. I enjoyed this real-world relationship with all the associated ups and downs mixed with a dash of grandma sass and, of course, sugar.
Sissy: In the end of A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love, we get our required happy outcome sprinkled with much hope and happiness. Just what I like.
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