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4.46  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Lacey Harrison has been dealt an unexpected hand in life: being a single mom. With her father's help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives and goes on to become a successful baker. She is content with her life but knows that she and her daughter Candy are missing something. Will things change for the better when Trent Childress moves into town ...more
Kindle Edition, Second, 67 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by R.E. Hargrave (first published December 10th 2012)
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Aislinn Saputo
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sugar & Spice is a sweet novella featuring Lacey, Trent and her 10 year old daughter Candy. It is about finding true love and breaking down the walls that create the fear of loving/ being loved and the support of family. Mrs. Hargrave has the unique writing ablity to not only share the main characters story but also the secondary ones as well. Lacey's father, Candy and Trent's mom all have their own piece of the story too. The only thing I wish I could change about this book was I wish it wa ...more
Lisa Bilbrey
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sugar & Spice is a sweet tale of letting go of your fears and finding happiness in the midst of a broken eggs. I loved this story for the sweet, simpleness of the love story. A great starter book for an amazing new author.
M.B.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the simplicity to this story. I was captivated almost immediately by the story that not only made me smile, but also made me hungry thanks to my sweet tooth!
I can't wait to read more by her!
Kristina Sanchez
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It was... Hallmark movie channel level. Exactly what it was supposed to be. Almost zero drama. Everything works out. Everything is blissful. No one is particularly realistic. Feel good, sugary stuff.
Richelle Robinson
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
The story had a cute premise but it was a little too insta love for me. I figured the main character Lacey would move slower especially after being burned and left to be a single mother. I also didn't feel the connection with the main characters. I wish we had more time to get to know them and more character development. Even though they moved way too fast for my liking there were cute moments in the story. If you like quick, sweet, second chance at love romances this is a good book for you. I l ...more
Jara Beaubien
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
This has been the nicest and sweetest story I had the privilege to listen to. It had everything romance that grew from the first meeting until the end. Yes it did have sex, but the kind that is alluded to and not fully described, its the one you have to use your imagination.
Lacey Harrison is a single mom. But with her father's help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives grows and becomes successful in the business she chose.
And what would a story be without a handsome
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Tori Tee
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This review has been carried out as part of an Author Feature Week over on Lily Loves Indie - www.lilylovesindie.co.uk

Just as a teaser, here's a snippet of the review....

The first thing I really need to comment on is the fact that this story is so very completely believable. You could really imagine seeing this take place in any small town in any place around the world. It's full of the natural beauty of humanity at it's best, full of reality, and above all full of balance of the good times, and
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Rebecca Austin
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lacey Harrison is the proud owner of Sugar & Spice Bakery and is a single mother to Candace, almost 10 years old. Lacey herself was raised by a single father, Shane, and the people out at Royal Hills Nursing Home where her father works.

Trent Childress has just moved to town to take care of his mother after the death of his father. His mother resides up at Royal Hills Nursing Home and has always mentioned Lacey and her wonderful baking. When Trent ends up teaching Candace gym at school, every
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Cynthia Ogg
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I launched into this one immediately after finishing The Food Critic by R.E. Hargrave. This book had more the relationship that I wanted from The Food Critic. It was a longer read and I was definitely more invested in this story.

*WARNING* do NOT read the end if you have makeup on! I finished this one immediately after applying date night makeup and I regretted it! Applying the makeup that is!

Lacey and Trent are adorable and sweet and move at such a beautiful pace. Throw in that fun tween Candy a
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N. Wood
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sugar & Spice by R.E. Hargrave is a wonderful short story about not just the finding of true love, but the completing of a family. Set around the theme of baking, it tells the story of Lacey and Trent literally bumping into each other and taking their relationship from there, helped along by Lacey's daughter, Candice.
I thoroughly enjoyed Sugar & Spice. R.E. Hargrave has a way of telling stories so that not only the main characters win a place in your heart, but the secondary characters d
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Lisa
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A sweet, quick read.

Lacey has found herself a young single mum after being used by the star football player. With an incredible maturity, she thrives in this role and also manages to set up her successful bakery with a little help from her dad and the residents of the local nursing home. When Trent literally runs into her, is he the one who can bring down the wall around her heart?

It was a quirky read with help from Lacey's very forward daughter, Candy and pushes from Lacey's dad and Trent's mum
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Missy Harton
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book for an honest review. Such a heart warming story!! The possibility that a happy life can truly be acquired!! This is the first work of R E Hargrave that I have had the pleasure to read. I will be seeking out more of her creations! Great story that is a rather quick read!!
Lacey finds herself being a young single mother. Thank goodness for the support of her father. She makes the most of her life by running her business and taking care of her nine year old daughter, Candy. R
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Sarah
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this story. This story is one that hits close to home on some aspects and a dream on others.

Lacey is a single mom to a 10 y/o after the "father" decides that he doesn't want to take responsibility.

Trent is the guy that is ready to settle down and start a family. He is able to break through Lacey's walls.

Candy, Lacey's daughter, makes a birthday wish and while we don't know until the end what that wish was, it does come true!

Who knew bake sales could lead to something so good!!

Note: T
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Rachel
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Short n Sweet... the theme for Sugar n Spice! What a wonderfully sweet love story. For real..so easy to believe..
Coming from a smaller town I can easily see how a group of older folks with nothing to do and a 10 year old daughter can gang up on a couple of adults and nudge em in the right direction.
Lacey, Trent, Candy and a simple and sweet love story of learning to let go and let someone in.
Once again, an awesome novella from RE Hargrave, who never fails to entertain with great characters, simp
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Dawn
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A cute fun read. If your looking for something fluffy, no drama, and all round love between the two leads this is it. While I loved reading Mrs. Hargrave's erotic stories this one is iust as good and though out. Lacey and Trent meet later on in life, and while Lacey is part of a package deal with her 10 year old daughter, it's Trent that we see really has all the cards to play. He has to win over both mom and daughter. Beautifully done as always doll. Will be checking out your other short storie ...more
Ashley Hedden
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sugar & Spice by R. E. Hargrave was another great story by R.E. Hargrave. I loved reading Lacey and Trent's story. I thought it was a great story of love and life. Lacey is a single mother who will do anything for her daughter. Trent is a man who is caring, loving and a gentleman. I loved seeing how these two great people got together and what happens between them. I recommend this book to everyone.
Books&Dreams
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story, but I have come to expect that with RE Hargrave. Her quick heartwarming and loving stories are just what i need. This story will leave you hopeful and with a smile on your face. Just what you ordered right? I just recently started reading this Authors material and I have not been disappointed yet. A wonderful story that will leave you wanting more. Thank you for allowing me to review your work. It has been a privilege
Sandra Love
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really like this book, it was short and sweet. I really like this author’s writing style. Lacey is a single mother, she was left by her high school boyfriend. Years later she was in the store and runs into Trent. The chemistry between the 2 is hot. I think Lacey is a strong woman. I really love her daughter Candy. This book is a quick read. If you are looking for something fast and sweet this book will not disappoint. Great Job. Overall I give this book 4 stars.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a really super good short read.

Lacey's ex left her broke and pregnant. With the help of her father she's a great mum and a successful baker. Can she let go of the past and allow herself to love again?

This is a sweet (in more ways than one) kinda read. I really enjoyed it.
Mrsauburn Cullen
Your writing skills never stops to amaze me!
I get hooked on everything you write and the same with this story!
It was so sweet and made me smile a lot!
Thanks you so much for all the work you've put down on writing it!
Looking forward for your next published book!
Cassandra Reisdorf
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cute & Fluffy! Just what I needed. Short & Sweet. Thanks!
Jude Ouvrard
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story, well done! I love it and will read it again
Louise Bailey
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
wow. this is such a heartfelt story.
I was captivated by the story all most immediately lacey letting go of all her fears to take a chance of love for her and her child and for happiness
April Conaway
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Quick read very sweet. From the mother daughter relationship to the small town atmosphere. Trent is the man every single mother wants to meet someone that just competes the puzzle.
LaGina
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It was a short sweet old fashion love story. I always enjoy reading works from this author.
Donna Rae
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
A short but very cute and sweet love story.
Karrie
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it and wish there was more to it!
Sherry
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting a quick romantic read.
Recommended to Sherry by: Audio book gifted by H.E. Hargrave.
I was gifted this audio book by H.E. Hargrave on one of her Facebook takeover giveaways.

Wonderfully written, short but sweet love story. I fell in love with the characters right from the start. People have many different types of love in their lives, but true, honest to God love only comes once in a lifetime. And Lacey finds that kind of love with Trent. He’s everything she wants and needs but she’s hesitate to open herself up. Trent gives her the time she needs to be able to visualize a life t
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Cassandra
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having just finished a naughtier R.E. Hargrave story I was pleasantly surprised by how different this one was. I always enjoy seeing writers exercise their talent with a large variety of, not only storylines but styles as well. This story turned out to be really sweet. It’s about a single mother and the new guy in town who falls for her. There is a little bit of a slow burn, but the way that Trent is so patient and understanding with Lacey, really touched my heart. They are faced with a lot of t ...more
Chantelle Bouffanie
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet!! I've reviewed this for Unite Indie Book Blog. I had the audio version. This is a quick and easy read. Trent and Lacey's story will warm your heart. While Candace and her silent nudging will make you believe in the power of love over all things. Lacey finds herself being a young single mother. Trent is new the town to be closer to his mother. I loved the gentle pace of this story as Lacey finds her feet in the dating game again. Can Trent bring down the wall around Lacey's heart? I can't ...more
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Believing every story can shine bright with a bit of tenacious tough love, R.E. Hargrave is thorough and to the point. An international bestselling author, she takes storytelling and manuscript polishing seriously, working with her authors and on her own creations to ensure they come to life, crawling from the pages and into the reader's s
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