I received this book free in return for a fair review. Now who would have thought that spiced whiskey was actually something that people did to a good drink? And then add it to Brownies and Gumdrops too? The Brownies must taste really odd. And not suitable for children despite the gumdrops – which seem to me, to be something you would add for children alone. I did look on the net to see if anyone had such a recipe but it was not obvious, so I guess it was an invention of the author. It does appear that some people do spice their whiskey and I have actually had buttered whiskey which my husband rejected immediately as a very wrong thing to do! He loves his Talisker and other such with a tiny tiny drop of water and at room temperature. That is the way they should be drunk he feels and I am sure that a great many people agree with him! That aside this is a sweet book of a small town romance with lots of hiccups on the way and a nice tale of someone who wants her own business but has neither the (official) training for it (high school graduation only?) nor the money. And how she realises her dreams – both of them. Jean Oram's style is easy and fun and flows along with twists and turns and obstructions to be overcome before the final ending is achieved.