Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop
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  • 1
    Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams | Jenny Colgan

    Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
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    Were you a sherbet lemon or chocolate lime fan? Penny chews or hard boiled sweeties (you do get more for your money that way)? The jangle of your pocket money... the rustle of the pink and green striped paper bag... Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian's sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy is she wrong. Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams - a novel - with recipes.

    Audible v Kindle

    The first Jenny Colgan book I read was on Kindle; the second I listened to from Audible - she is an excellent author and I thoroughly enjoyed both boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 April 2013 by Mother Bear (AMMANFORD, United Kingdom)
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    Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop | Jenny Colgan

    Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated By Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Includes mouth-watering recipes! Curl up with Rosie, her friends and her family as they prepare for a very special Christmas... Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She's going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia.

    Cliche filled sugary sweet chick-lit

    I would certainly not read another Jenny Colgan book. I would probably give the narrator another listen- I found Rosie's voice sugary and annoying b..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 December 2013 by Saffy (UK)
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    The Christmas Surprise: A Rosie Hopkins novel | Jenny Colgan

    The Christmas Surprise: A Rosie Hopkins novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated By Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
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    Includes mouth-watering recipes. Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together. After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child? Treat yourself and your friends to Jenny Colgan's heartwarming new novel this Christmas.

    Easy Listen, lovely to catch up with Rosie.

    I love these stories. They are easy to listen to. Predictable but at the same time just lovely to get lost in. This book had me going through all the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 December 2014 by Emily (East cowes, United Kingdom)