A Bittersweet Surprise (Starlight Cove #3)

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  • A Bittersweet Surprise (Starlight Cove #3)
  • Cynthia Ellingsen
  • 11 June 2018

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A Bittersweet Surprise (Starlight Cove #3) A mysterious, heartwarming tale of small town intrigue, family secrets, and the possibility of new love from theCharts bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper.Emma Laurent has always preferred helping others to asking for help But now, she s the one in need Her stepmother is selling her late father s candy shop, her grandmother s assisted living facility has become a financial burden, and the anniversary of her fianc s death is quickly approaching.Rather than face her problems, Emma does what she does best finds someone else to help by offering a mother and son with nowhere to go somewhere to stay So when a couple visiting Starlight Cove suddenly offers to pay 20,000 for the old painting that has hung on the candy shop s wall since Emma was a child, it seems like fate has stepped in to help Emma in return but theshe thinks about it, thesuspicious the offer seems.Determined to uncover why the couple is so interested in the painting, Emma begins to investigate, unknowingly wading into a sea of old family secrets At the same time, a new flirtation has her feeling guilty and confused As Emma uncoversabout the past, can she find the courage she needs to save the candy shop and give herself permission to open her heart to love again Free Download A Bittersweet Surprise (Starlight Cove #3) by Cynthia Ellingsen For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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14 thoughts on “A Bittersweet Surprise (Starlight Cove #3)

  1. Michelle says:

    Emma hasn t had an easy life, her family chocolate shop and her grandmother are the only constants on which she can rely.Her mother gave her away Her father was going to raise her with his new wife But he passed away when Emma was a child and she went to live with her grandmother.Emma always thought she d run the candy shop some day but it was left to her stepmother Gillian since her father had no will.Present day, Emma is in her 30 s and she s sufferedloss Her fianc e passed away ten y Emma hasn t had an easy life, her family chocolate shop and her grandmother are the only constants on which she can rely.Her mother gave her away Her father was going to raise her with his new wife But he passed away when Emma was a child and she went to live with her grandmother.Emma always thought she d run the candy shop some day but it was left to her stepmother Gillian since her father had no will.Present day, Emma is in her 30 s and she s sufferedloss Her fianc e passed away ten years ago Emma works at the shop but doesn t own it Her grandmother is in a wonderful nursing home that Emma can t quite afford.Then Gillian...

  2. Jenny Podesta says:

    I flew through this charming book in two days, barely able to put it down It was the perfect feel good read I was looking for The characters and setting Starlight Cove had a warm feel, reminding me of the beloved Stars Hollow of Gil Girls Cynthia Ellingsen quickly transported me to a quaint town, full of small town problems and gossip Sweetery chocolate shop manager, Emma, is a kind and likable character, someone you root for from page one I adored all of the characters, whom I wish I I flew through this charming book in two days, barely able to put it down It was the perfect feel good read I was looking for The characters and setting Starlight Cove had a warm feel, reminding me of the beloved Stars Hollow of Gil Girls Cynthia Ellingsen quickly transported me to a quaint town, full of small town problems and gossip Sweetery chocolate shop manager, Emma, is a kind and likable character, someone you root for from page ...

  3. Claire Mc Partlin says:

    This was a very enjoyable story set in a small town, with a bit of a mystery running through it about a painting that has been on the walls of The Sweetery chocolate shop for years is it worth a lot of money or not Emma has been running The Sweetery for a little while but her stepmother, Gillian, actually owns it and she has decided to sell it and Emma is initially distraught Her Father used to own it, but when he died unexpectedly it went to his wife and not Emma as she was his next This was a very enjoyable story set in a small town, with a bit of a mystery running through it about a painting that has been on the walls of The Sweetery chocolate shop for years is it worth a lot of money or not Emma has been running The Sweetery for a little while but her stepmother, Gillian, actually owns it and she has decided to sell it and Emma is initially distraught Her Father used to own it, but when he died unexpectedly it went to his wife and not Emma as she was his next of kin and he didn t have a will Emma and Gillian have a bit of a fraught relationship as once her Father died Gillian palmed young Emma off on her grandmother instead of bringing her up herself The reaso...

  4. Janet says:

    This is a cute book Emma is the heroine of the story She s had a rather difficult life It s not a poor little me or a sob story The storyline is interesting and kept my attention I felt like I could be friends with Emma and i would have loved her Grandmother At the beginning of the book you learn that Emma s fianc was killed and she s just starting to think she might survive The characters are believable and well developed There s a little love and a little mystery I would read anoth This is a cute book Emma is the heroine of the story She s had a rather difficult life It s not a poor little me or a sob story The storyline is interesting and kept my attention I felt like I could be friends with Emma and i would have loved her Grandmother At the beginning of the book you learn that Emma s fianc was killed and she s just starting to think she might survive The characters are believable and well developed There s a little love and a little mystery I would read another...

  5. Cynthia Ellingsen says:

    It s set in a candy shop, so

  6. Maureen says:

    Emma didn t have the easy childhood and her adulthood isn t going much better Her loving father, owner of the Sweetery, died suddenly of a heart attack when she was young Her step mother wasn t the most loving person in the world and left Emma to be raised by her grandmother, who was a wonderful and loving person Now her step mother wants to sell the chocolate shop where Emma works This causes a number of problems for Emma, with no straight forward solutions.This story could just be a bit of Emma didn t have the easy childhood and her adulthood isn t going much better Her loving father, owner of the Sweetery, died suddenly of a heart attack when she was young Her step mother wasn t the most loving person in the world and left Emma to be raised by her grandmother, who was a wonderful and loving person Now her step mother wants to sell the chocolate sho...

  7. Helen Manoli says:

    A easy and cosy read,simple storyline but well presented,you can t help but fall in love with the character s,either you love them or hate them like Gillian,the stepmother.A nice holiday read,.

  8. Cynthia Ellingsen says:

    It s set in a candy shop, so

  9. Dr.Loverbooks says:

    Do you think there aregood people than bad in this world If you don t the protagonist in this book will surely change your mind Thank you Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC It will be published on September 3rd.The synopsis of the story doesn t leave much to imaginations It s a story of a kind hearted Emma Laurent who helps others rather than facing her own problem She believes that helping others in need will make the day less than the bad day it was So she offers t Do you think there aregood people than bad in this world If you don t the protagonist in this book will surely change your mind Thank you Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for this ARC It will be published on September 3rd.The synopsis of the story doesn t leave much to imaginations It s a story of a kind hearted Emma Laurent who helps others rather than facing her own problem She believes that helping others in need will make the day less than the bad day it was So she offers to help a woman and her son a place to stay While at this she is also having a conflict on buying her late father s candy shop from her stepmother and needs to solve the financial burden of her grandmother assisted living facilities Then a romantic suitor comes into her life after years had passed since her fiance tragic death There is a lot happening here But the o...

  10. Diane says:

    A Bittersweet Surprise by Cynthia Ellingsen is a wonderful return to Starlight Cove There is an awesome chocolate shop managed by Emma Laurent Her father owned the shop and created the recipes which are used to make the mouthwatering chocolates He died when she was very young, so the ownership of the shop passed to Emma s stepmother Gillian The relationship between Emma and Gillian has been strained since the death of Emma s father There are some shocking surprises in the future for Emma G A Bittersweet Surprise by Cynthia Ellingsen is a wonderful return to Starlight Cove There is an awesome chocolate shop managed by Emma Laurent Her father owned the shop and created the recipes which are used to make the mouthwatering chocolates He died when she was very young, so the ownership of the shop passed to Emma s stepmother Gillian The relationship between Emma and Gillian has been strained since the death of Emma s father There are some shocking surprises in the future for Emma Gillian plans to sell The Sweetery and move on with her life but Emma does not have the money or credit resources to buy her fathers chocolate shop A mysterious couple comes into the shop and offers to purchase a very special painting which...

  11. Jennifer Newell says:

    This was a heartbreaking story Emma is a kind hearted person who is always trying to help others It has not always gone well but she can t help but try to help She finds a woman and her son sleeping in a car looking like she has been assaulted Emma steps in to help Emma s life has been difficult She lost her fianc over 10 yrs ago and still has not tried to get back out there She was raised by her father and a step mother, when her father died her step mother Gillian takes her to her gran This was a heartbreaking story Emma is a kind hearted person who is always trying to help others It has not always gone well but she can t help but try to help She finds a woman and her son sleeping in a car looking like she has been assaulted Emma steps in to help Emma s life has been difficult She lost her fianc over 10 yr...

  12. Chaquinta Sherwood says:

    A nice read that takes place in a candy shop.I would recommend this book.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review from Net Galley.

  13. Annarella says:

    A sweet book, engrossing and entertaining.I loved the plot, the cast of characters and the setting.I look forward to reading other books in this series.Recommended Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.

  14. Annette says:

    I didn t realize this was part of a series when I started reading this book It was fun, sad, a bit romantic and had a little mystery thrown in too I really enjoyed the story and will search forin this series Thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union publishers for the early copy