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Rainbow Sprinkles

4.72  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  15 reviews
After the storm come the Rainbows
Retired and widowed Gloriana Jones is forging on with the plans she and her late husband dreamed of—bringing joy and happiness, one ice cream cone at a time, to Lake Unami. But bad weather is drowning her dream.A trip to Upstate NY is bittersweet for Nathan James. He is excited to see his first granddaughter but without his wife he's lonely
Published by Wild Rose Press
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N.N. Light
Part of the wonderful One Scoop or Two series, this book fulfills a need like a really well put together sundae. Kudos to the author for giving the world a love story about two 'experienced' people who have already each had to face the death of a long-time spouse.

Written with grace and dignity, this book resonates romance tempered with common sense and understanding. Gloriana and Nathan are a terrific couple. The attraction is instantaneous, but they are mature enough to realize that you look b
Maria Imbalzano
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet romance for your summer beach/lake days, Rainbow Sprinkles takes you to Lake Unami in the northern hills of New Jersey. The heroine who is a widow, Gloriana Jones (a glorious name), has just retired and invested all of her savings into her dream ice cream shop called Rainbow Sprinkles. On a rain-soaked day, in walks head-turning Nathan Jones and the summer has just turned hotter – in a sweet way. Ms. Stone’s characters are real—the type you’d like to know personally. Throughout the story ...more
Trully Sunee
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jamie Jack
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-2020, contemporary
Sweet Older Adult Romance

This is a sweet, quick, love-at-first-sight novella. The hero and heroine meet as he ducks in from a downpour, needing to wait for a tow truck since his car died. The two have fun, though sometimes clumsy, time—both physically and verbally—as they wait out the storm and get to know each other. Rainbows are a repeating motif in the story, and that starts right at the beginning. The couple is middle-aged and both widowed. He is passing through on his way to visit his new g
Katherine Horvath
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rainbow Sprinkles: I loved the title! It was a great second chance at love. I loved how Nathan and Gloriana met and how the sparks happened. I loved how rain, rainbows, and ice cream brought them together. Great writing, dialog, and storytelling. I loved that Gloriana took a chance at her dream of the ice cream shop and at love for the second time in her life. They might have lost their first love but it never means you can't find love again. Nathan was a very special man and he really knew how ...more
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet, relatively short romance about second chances. Both Gloriana and Nathan have lost their spouses. When Gloriana retired, she followed her dream of opening an ice cream parlor at a tourist area at Lake Unami. Nathan gets stranded there during a storm, and sparks fly. But he lives in Delaware, not New Jersey. It takes the interference of others (loved who they were!) to finally get the two together. The author drew me in with the characters and the story and didn’t let me go until ...more
Patricia Kiyono
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet romance about a “seasoned” couple and their second chance at love. The attraction between Gloriana, an ice cream shop owner in New Jersey, and Nathan, a business consultant from Delaware, is instant and powerful. But two things stand in their way: distance and guilt. Both had lost a beloved spouse. Both problems are resolved rather quickly and I would have enjoyed learning more about how they overcame them, but the development of the romance is lovely. I’ll be looking for more by ...more
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Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading a book from the One Scoop or Two series. This was a very sweet and enjoyable read. The story was well-written and flowed nicely. The plot was interesting and had some plot twists and turns that made this an interesting and intriguing story. The characters were strong and well-developed. The author did a nice job of bringing this story to life with vivid descriptions and well-developed scenes. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more in this series. ...more
Charlotte O'Shay
I loved everything about this story. From the characters names, Gloriana and Nathan, to the truly ethereal, rainwashed cover, this story, a deft mixture of reality and light fantasy, spoke to me.

Ms. Stone has a talent for writing everyday people who are fascinating and unique while exhibiting a strong thread of the common humanity and yearning for love that unites us all.

The stormy weather setting drew me in as I snuggled under a light quilt to discover Gloriana and Nathan's life struggles and
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
What could be better than ice cream and love?

I loved the fact that Gloriana had a full, happy life before she met Nathan. She had a strong network of friends and a job that brought her a great deal of joy. This is something I always adore seeing in the romance genre, especially for characters who have painful experiences in their backstories. Knowing that she’d already rebuilt her life after a tragedy only made me more curious to see how she’d react to the idea of falling in love again.

As great
Marilyn Baron
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rainbow Sprinkles, by D.V. Stone, is a great read. It’s upbeat and includes a satisfying love story that brings two lonely, middle-agers together with a little heavenly help. Judging from the many coincidences that occur between the couple, Gloriana Jones and Nathan James seem fated to be together. Now, if they can just overcome their inner and external obstacles, they can find happiness. And I felt so at home in the small-town setting of the story. Who doesn’t love ice cream and second chances?
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Part of the One Scoop or Two a well written short story, by an Author I have not read before. Widower Nathan James meets widowed Gloriana Jones when his car breaks down in Lake Unami. This is an older couple story, and I loved it. I recommend this book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amber Daulton
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gloriana Jones still loves and misses her deceased husband, but she’s doing her best to move on and live their dream—owning a successful ice cream shop. Then a handsome man wanders into her shop to escape the storm blasting the area. For the first time in years, she feels the tingle of attraction.
Nathan James’s car breaks down unexpectedly in the middle of a storm, and the ice cream shop is the only building lit up on the street. He takes refuge there, never imagining he would meet a woman who c
Marilyn Barr
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rainbow Sprinkles is a light-hearted romance about second loves, hope, and miracles. Gloriana and her "Rainbow Man" are down-to-earth and relatable even though they are caught in a whirlwind "love-at-first-sight" romance. They are vulnerable under their strong exteriors which makes them instantly likeable. The interactions between Rainbow Man and his grown-up daughter were my favorite part of the book. The candid conversations about moving on after a lost love were so tender. This is the type of ...more
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Born in Brooklyn, D.V. Stone has moved around a bit and even lived for a time on a dairy farm in Minnesota before moving back east. Despite her wandering, she always considered herself a Jersey Girl. She met the love of her life and moved, this time to Sussex County. Her husband, Pete, is a lifelong Sussex County man. They share their home with Hali a mixed breed from a local shelter and Baby a sm ...more

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