Review: Second Chance at the Sugar Shack by Candis Terry

Title: Second Chance at the Sugar Shack (Sugar Shack #1)

Author: Candis Terry

Published: Avon Impulse July 2011

Synopsis: Kate Silver’s back in town, and her dead mother just won’t leave her alone. Kate usually spends her days dressing Hollywood A-listers, but after her estranged mother dies she finds herself elbow-deep in flour in her parents’ bakery…in Deer Lick, Montana. She thought she’d left small-town life far, far behind, but it seems there are a few loose ends. The boy she once loved, Deputy Matt Ryan, is single and sexy and still has a thing for her…and handcuffs. Her mother, who won’t follow the white light, is determined to give maternal advice from beyond the grave. And somehow Kate’s three-day stay has, well…extended. She never planned to fill her mother’s pie-baking shoes—she prefers her Choos, thank you very much. But with the help of a certain man in uniform, Kate quickly learns that sometimes second chances are all the more sweet.

Status: Read on August 27, 2011 — I own a copy {courtesy Harper Collins}

My Thoughts:

Kate Silverthorne, a successful celebrity stylist in LA, has returned home to attend her mothers funeral. It has been ten years since she has been in Deer Lick, Montana after a fight with her mother caused her to leave without a word to anyone. Despite her reluctance, Kate stays in Deer Lick to help her father with the family owned bakery and with a nudge or two from her mother’s ghost, discovers that what she left behind could be what she has been looking for all along.

Second Chance at the Sugar Shack is a charming, light contemporary romance of love lost and rediscovered. The author cleverly broadens the appeal of the story by using the current reader obsession with food (bakeries in particular) and the paranormal, as features of the plot. The novel flows well, with the inevitable ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ push and pull of the relationship between Kate and Matt Ryan leading to a satisfying HEA.

I liked both Kate and Matt and the author developed the chemistry between the pair well. I enjoyed Kate’s mothers ghostly apparitions heralded by Tom Jones and though a little corny, it’s nice that their issues were able to be resolved.

Second Chance at the Sugar Shack is an entertaining and easy read,  fun to devour with a cupcake or two.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marg
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:34:53

    I am planning to read this soon!



  2. Pepca
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 20:54:26

    OMG, a bet-on advising mother’s ghost sounds so freaky and awesome – this seems a fun read! Great review!



  3. TheBookGirl
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 22:40:24

    This sounds great — I am one of those who love food-related fiction, so the bakery angle appeals to me, and the mother who refuses to go quietly sounds like fun 🙂



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