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Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop

(Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  3,685 ratings  ·  248 reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published November 7th 2013)
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Amalia Gavea
This one started really well but went completely downhill once the writer decided to introduce Rosie's paranoia of a family. And the worst thing is that she allowed her heroine to become totally inconsistent to herself and her principles. She became a vulnerable, meek creature, manipulated by that thing she called ''mother''. It was beyond cringe-worthy, it was painful...I kept reading to see whether Rosie would have the guts to utter a proper punch line to her mother and put her in her place, b ...more
Mike Sumner
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chick-lit? Romantic? Certainly. And as a male reader I am not embarrassed to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this Rosie Hopkins delight. I became totally immersed with the wonderful location of Lipton, the characters - Rosie, Stephen, Lilian, Hetty, Mrs Laird, Dr Moray - love them all in this fabulous, witty love story that was a joy to read. OK, I am a romantic but this book certainly sailed my boat. Perfect fodder for the run up to Christmas. Sit back with a glass of your favourite in front of t ...more
Love Fool
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. She can't wait.

But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem
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Rosemarie Short
This is the fifth in my #12daysofChristmas read-a-thon! Each day I will post a review of a Christmas / Winter related book. Hopefully this will give you some Xmas-Inspo and give your holiday reading a boost!

I read the Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dream about a year or so ago, in the mood for some syrupy small town romantic storytelling. In the original, Jenny Colgan delivered. However for me the sequel left much to be desired.

I felt like Rosie’s character got stuck here; her obsession with marr
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Kelly
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
5*s for pure enjoyment. I don't know what it is about Jenny Colgan's books but they are such a joy to read. Last year I read Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop and became so attached to the characters and charming village. I definitely recommend reading the books in order. I've already put an order for the 3rd book, The Christmas Surprise to read over the holidays.
Agi
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, favourite
OK, I'm going to be totally honest with you, I'm really confused when it comes to Jenny Colgan and her series. The titles seem so similar to each other to me and, yes, I adore the books, but I really lose my touch with who is who and what I've already read and what not. I have already started reading "The Christmas Surprise" about Rosie and after some sentences I realized that something is wrong, and yes, there was something wrong, I haven't read "Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop" yet, so I ...more
Sofie N. L. Hansen
En sød julehistorie og feel-goodbog med mange skønne karaktere i.
Debbie at Snuggling on the Sofa
A cute Christmassy read, but just didn't fill me with as much warmth as other festive books. A few parts made me cringe, such as the scoffing about her trying to make her dog gay by putting a coat on it, or when her sister states that Spiderman isn't for girls. Have we not moved past that?
Kitvaria Sarene
I didn't love this as much as the other books I read so far by the same author, but it was still a good story that I enjoyed all the way through. The characters felt a bit unreal to me, so while I did want to know what happens to them, I just didn't fully click with most of the side characters.
I liked the main couple, but their families felt a bit stereotype to me at times.
As I also couldn't understand some of Rosie's responses I didn't always feel like I was actually in the story, but like som
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Elisa Looby
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this story. Yet another one from Jenny. This is my 3rd book to read of hers and I am just so in love with her humour. At one point in the book I was crying on one page and then she had me laughing on the next. Easy reading for this festive season 😊 Excited to continue to read all the books Jenny has produced!
Lisbeth Zabihi
Oplæser: Vibeke Søllested. Rigtig god og bliver altid glad når det er hende der læser.

Dejlig julehistorie - Jenny Colgan er altid god at læse hvis man er til feel-good romaner. Jeg arbejder mig langsomt igennem hendes bøger og bliver altid glad når jeg læser/høre hende.
Kristina
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Christmas time is the perfect time for a Jenny Colgan story. I liked the continuation of the characters and the addition of new ones, however obnoxious they were. As always I appreciate the humor and the easy reading.
Bogstoetten Elfie Else Flamsted
Åhh, hvor var den god. Rørende og romantisk - tårerne har løbet stille ned af mine kinder, mens jeg læste de sidste kapitler.
Joanna Nurin
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very festive read! 💫
Zarina
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted to my blog:

http://www.pagetostagereviews.com/201...

I am a big fan of the charming novels by author Jenny Colgan which are not only filled with wonderfully engaging stories but oftentimes also with delectable recipes for sweet treats. And after getting the opportunity to hear Jenny read from her latest Rosie Hopkins novel at a literary event last month, I became even more excited to get my hands on this installment in the series (or what I hope will become a series, at le
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Book Addict Shaun
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, kindle
Having recently finished Sweetshop of Dreams after it being on my to read list for far too long I knew I had to immediately start this one. I have to say I'm going to struggle to write a review that does this book justice because it was, quite simply, amazing. The cover gives away the idea that this is going to be a sickly sweet Christmassy read however the blurb suggests otherwise. Early on in the book tragedy strikes throwing the whole village into disarray, not only that but Rosie's family ar ...more
Claire Hill
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wants-to-read

My last Christmas read for 2014 even tho I finished it just after New Year!!!!!!
Well what a boom to finish my christmas reads on and you will not be disappointed in this book .
This is the second Insallment to this lovely story . It's a year on fro. When Rosie took over the Sweet shop building up the business up more and more Rosie when moved Stephen in to living with her in Lillian cottage life couldn't be better apart from Lilian is now in a home Rise hopes that she will come back home and keep
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Cathy
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is a sweet, cosy read which is just perfect for the run-up to the Christmas celebrations. Set in a picturesque village featuring small schools, rolling hills and corner shops. The location screams ideal Winter destination, even with the snowy disruptions. I think that the Rosie Hopkins series are my favourite Jenny Colgan books because it reminds me of my Pembrokeshire home, the positives (the community, the countryside) and the negatives (the gossip, the public tr ...more
Els
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dit is het vervolg op 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams'. Het is altijd leuk om 'oude bekenden' terug te vinden en te weten te komen hoe hun leven verder verloopt. Het spijtige met series is dat er vaak een hele tijd tussen de verschillende delen zit, waardoor je al een stuk kwijt bent van het vorige verhaal. Het wordt natuurlijk altijd wel een beetje opgefrist in de loop van het nieuwe boek, zodat de grote lijnen weer vers in het geheugen liggen. Beter zou misschien zijn, mocht je ...more
Rhia
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a book I would normally choose but my mum bought it for me to get me into the festive spirit (as though I haven't been listening to Christmas music for the past month or already watched 5 Christmas movies! ha!)

It was a sweet (heh) book. I loved reading about the town covered in snow. Mr Dog was especially cute.

Of course it had the typical trope of a couple not communicating when it was most important which always frustrates me. Stephen and Rosie really made me smile at the beginning of the
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Kristinita
Dec 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5 stars.

This book was a quick read and was overall I cherry Christmas book. I enjoyed it and would probably read it again during the holidays.

The only thing that bugged me a bit was the lack of editing (quotation marks were missing, Hester's name changed to Esther a few times) and the feeling of a few run-on sentences. Well, I should also point out that a few times I got confused during dialogues because I couldn't tell who was saying what, and I had to read through them at least twice, some
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Katie
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- A real page turner
- Romance with a twist
- Put you in the Christmas sprit

I find with Jenny Colgan that her books are really well written... Until the ending.

I feel she has a really good build up/plot but then she seems to make the story drag; until you're bored of it and just want to get to the obvious punch line.

On the other hand,I am very fond of Jenny's books and I do really love her writing, but I found particularly with Rosie Hopkin's series I have found the last 80 pages or more to real
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Gail
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Lovely book, as always, by Jenny Colgan. I eagerly anticipated reading this after the thoroughly lovely prequel, and I felt so warm and Christmasy when I finished it.

We pick up a year after the other one finished, with Rosie and Stephen still together and Lilian in her lovely care home. There is, of course, the usual wonderful feel from the lovely sweetshop and we meet up again with some much loved characters and find out what has happened during the last year.

There are, of course, some funny mo
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Karen Mace
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I dont know how Jenny Colgan keeps doing it but she does!! Loved every moment of this book from the familiar but lovely characters to the wonderful settings and storyline! Cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Rachel
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely sequel to the first Rosie Hopkins book. Great dialogue between Rosie and Stephen, characters you really get involved with, and a beautiful little village you want to live in. This one was not as much about the sweet shop as about the characters and some of their histories.
Cujimmy
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG this has the link to the author's Spotify list of Christmas tunes she listened to when writing this book!! Technology is so amazing at times, have them playing while reading this, heaven!! Thank you and Merry Christmas, Jenny Colgan xxx
Jessica Howard
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, romance
A really fun & light Christmas novel. I think I liked it better than the first Rosie Hopkins book.
Natalia
A great Christmas read, got me in a Christmassy mood <3
Susan Buchanan
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Another great read from Jenny
Kirsty
Enjoyed this. I want my own sweetshop.
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including 'The Little Shop of Happy Ever After' and 'Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery', which are also published by Sphere.' Meet Me at the Cupcake Café' won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams', which won the RNA Romantic ...more

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