Monday, December 9, 2013

Sugar Spun Sister by Anna Garner

Sugar Spun Sister by Anna Garner
Kindle Edition
Published (first published December 2013)

Life isn't exactly sweet for Cricket Whittier. Her boss hates her, her work is soul-destroying, and the sexy guy she’s hooking up with doesn't want to date her. But this girl is far from hopeless. When Cricket’s in the kitchen with her ice cream maker and a few choice ingredients, her troubles slip away as she becomes a delectable dessert-designing powerhouse. She loves it so much, she dreams of opening her own ice cream shop one day.

As it turns out, “one day” just might be closer than she thinks. Propelled by the help and encouragement of her best friends, Lindsay and Nora, Cricket starts making plans to set up shop. Which is easier said than done what with the internal squabbling, the sky-high costs, her parents forecasting failure and her increasingly complicated love life. Despite all these hurdles, will Cricket be able to make her sweet dreams come true?

My thoughts about Sugar Spun Sister ~~

Cover love! I absolutely love this cover! It is just so cute and it makes me want to read about that adorable girl on the cover. And I love the colors! And I love the fact that she is standing behind an ice cream counter. Yum, ice cream! Yep, that about covers the cover!

I have now read several books by Anna Garner (aka Libby Mercer) and have loved them all. I am thinking that this one could be my favorite, for now anyway, depending on what she writes next. Anna's storytelling talent hits an all time high with this book and it was just so enjoyable to read. And this story has it all; it's touching and warm, it hilarious (the kid's birthday party - wait till you read about that!), it's frustrating, it's serious. You get my drift.
'We're fine. Just going through a minor rough patch. Nothing to worry about.'
The three main characters are great, as well as being believable. They are three friends, all with different personalities and ideas, but they get along so well. And they are there for each other. When I think of my friends, that is just so true to life. I truly loved reading about Cricket, Lindsay, and Nora. There are also so many other great characters and relationships in the story and I loved how they all meshed together.

Sugar Spun Sister is the first book in the Sweet Dreams series. This one focuses on Cricket. The other two friends will get their own book in the future. I can't wait to find out more about Lindsay and Nora. I know there is a lot more to learn about their lives.

And OMG, the story is about an ice cream parlor and Cricket's delicious ice cream creations. How can that just NOT be a wonderful thing?
'Funny, isn't it, how a scrumptious spoonful of ice cream always makes things better...'
About the author

Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Garner's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she's since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Anna worked in fashion--first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design.

Although chick lit was her first love, Anna started writing quirky romances, and her first one, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012 under the name of Libby Mercer. This was followed by two more quirky romances: Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Since Lying to Meet You is written in old school chick lit style and isn't a clear cut love story, Anna decided to publish it under her real name.

She currently lives in San Francisco and spends most of her time cranking out more stories.

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1 comment:

  1. Ur so right about the cover! I too love how its so sweet yet curiosity piquing at the same time. And who doesn't love Ice-Cream (I know, I do). I haven't read any titles by this author but I will be sure to read this one since its so interesting !!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer


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