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What Unrivaled is about:
Lucy Kendall always assumed she'd help her father in his candy-making business, creating recipes and aiding him in their shared passion. But after a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell and her mother planning to sell the struggling candy company. Determined to help, Lucy vows to create a candy that will reverse their fortunes. St. Louis newcomer Charlie Clarke is determined to help his father dominate the nation's candy industry. Compromise is not an option when the prize is a father's approval, and falling in love with a business rival is a recipe for disaster when only one company can win. Will these two star-crossed lovers let a competition that turns less than friendly sour their dreams?
I thought Unrivaled was a "sweet" story that not only entertained me, but also taught me a bit of a history lesson in regards to the beginning of the candy business here in the United States and across the pond! This is a gentle read and for the most part Mitchell did a good job keeping the story light in regards to the faith aspect of it. I got a bit caught up in the two families feuding, sabotaging, and trying to best the other with creating the candy that everyone wanted to eat! This book made for an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Recommend? For those that enjoy gentle reads every now and again then this would make for a fun addition to your reading list! Overall I thought it was a good book.
Source: NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #94
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