Sweet Love



“Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said thy edge should blunter be than appetite”

William Shakespeare

What goes together better than dessert and romance? Talented novelist Sarah Strohmeyer puts a fresh spin on confection and courting with SWEET LOVE, her tenth and most satisfying tale to date. A rising star in women’s fiction, Strohmeyer’s witty, enjoyable novels have earned her a growing fan base and great reviews. Just in time for summer, SWEET LOVE, as Meg Cabot says, “opening a book by Sarah Strohmeyer is as rich as chocolate layer cake—and just as delicious.”

Mother knows best—at least that’s what Betty Mueller thought when she secretly sabotaged her teenage daughter Julie’s crush on Michael Slayton, the dreamy, wild, and older neighbor with a penchant for Shakespeare and the pedigree of trailer trash. But twenty years later, Betty realizes that she made a big mistake, and that Michael was not just a teenage crush, but Julie’s one true love. Without Michael, Julie has become a divorced workaholic raising a daughter alone. And because of a terrible misunderstanding several years earlier, the one man who could make her happy is the one man to whom she won’t speak a word.

Determined to make amends and give her daughter the life she deserves, Betty stages her last great feat of mother hood by reuniting the couple in a dessert class where she hopes the sweetness of chocolate will erase the bitter feelings that have pent up over the years. But will Julie and Michael be able to forget the past and let love in? Strohmeyer, who knows “what chick lit is supposed to be” (Booklist), SWEET LOVE is a tasty testament to love, dessert, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters.

Sarah Strohmeyer is the author of The Cinderella Pact, The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, and the popular Bubbles mystery series. She has worked as a journalist for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Salon.com. She lives with her husband and two children outside Montpelier, Vermont.

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