Thursday, April 11, 2013

Unrivaled - Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts

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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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  1. I love reading about the history of candy and chocolate and all that. This would be perfect for me!

  2. I liked this book too. It was an easy and enjoyable read, but I have liked her other books better. Definitely an author that I will keep reading.

  3. I'm not a big fan of "gentle" reads so I think this is one I'll be passing on. But it certainly has made me hungry for chocolate...and caramel...and...

  4. Sounds like I would enjoy this one. Sometimes it's nice to settle down with a lighter story...and it has candy!

  5. I always like a story that holds interesting historical facts in it. The cover art is sweet too. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  6. Everybody likes candy!
    Great, concise review :)

  7. I like sweets too much, especially when reading! Just sent some American candy to my son overseas for Easter!

  8. something different, haven't read about the candy industry hmmm not sure whether I would but I'm glad you liked it :)

  9. Did you say candy? Yum! This sounds like a fun read, not to mention the historical aspect sounding intriguing. I am glad you enjoyed this one, Staci!

  10. Sounds like a feel-good book, and hey, there's candy! ;)

  11. Oh, I have to read this one. I like a good love story mixed with business rivalry. I can also handle a little faith thrown in too.

  12. I'm not much of a gentle reader, but I'm a big candy appreciater :)


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