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Celebrate Lit Tour--The Sweet Life


About the Book

Book: The Sweet Life

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: May 3, 2022

Jilted by her fiancé, 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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About the Author

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.

More from Suzanne

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.

Blog Stops

Remembrancy, May 28

Miriam Jacob, May 29

Artistic Nobody, June 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Mary Hake, June 4

Simple Harvest Reads, June 6 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Giveaway


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.



Tour Information


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My Review:

The Sweet Life caught my attention right away—the poor heroine faced two of the worst scenarios possible in life. The writing is very good and the reader is drawn into the two female leads' pain.


I also liked learning about owning a business and making ice cream—if there is any flaw in the book, the details might have gotten a bit overwhelming. I can see the author’s passion for research and enjoyed learning.


A joy for me was the main love story that had a surprise twist and I love those! The fact that the mother of the heroine also has a POV and is a real, three-dimensional person was another wonderful addition.


If you like a lovely twist and feeling like the woman got herself a real good man, this is a book for you. Plus, there is true character development and growth. Smiles…



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Roxanne Cruz
Roxanne Cruz
Jun 06, 2022

A love story that includes ice cream is a sweet choice for me, especially one written by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Jun 06, 2022
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Thank you for commenting. And isn't summer a great time for both?

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Guest
Jun 06, 2022

Thanks for sharing!

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Jun 06, 2022
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Thanks for visiting!

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Guest
Jun 06, 2022

Have read many of Suzanne's Amish books. I love ice cream and have been known to have it twice in 1 day a few times!

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Jun 06, 2022
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My daughter always said, as a child and still as a 25 yr old, that she has two stomachs--one can always hold ice cream!

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CRYSTAL
CRYSTAL
Jun 06, 2022

I love this author. I've read her books in print and can't wait to read & review this book in print too. Love the title, excerpt, blurb, review.

If I were to win, I'd use the gift card to get book in print.

Hope I Win.

Thanks

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Jun 06, 2022
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Hope you win, too! The Celebrate Lit ones aren't chosen by me, though...so it will be a surprise to me!

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Guest
Jun 05, 2022

I know that anything by by Suzanne will be great! Love the cover!

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Christina Sinisi
Christina Sinisi
Jun 05, 2022
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Thank you for commenting. She was a new author to me so I am definitely glad I signed up to do these reviews. :)

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