Sweet Baklava

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After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family.

The only thing missing is a romance—or in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage. Preferably with Nick, their favorite son, currently serving in the Air Force. Paula, however, has doubts. After ...

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Overview

After years of looking for a place to belong, Paula Andrews finally finds her niche in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Her soap and candle shop flourishes, and her friendship with the Papadopoulos family gives her the love and support she never got from her own family.

The only thing missing is a romance—or in the grand hopes of the Papadopoulos family, a proper marriage. Preferably with Nick, their favorite son, currently serving in the Air Force. Paula, however, has doubts. After all, he’s been gone a long time and loves flying. Their lives have grown apart. Would he still feel anything for her?

When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly, and not just with Paula. Nick's father wants him home, helping with the family sponge-diving business. His mother wants him back in the family, back in church. Nick just wants Paula . . . and the Air Force.

So who’s going to give in first? And what will it mean for their love and future?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426708701
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Debby Mayne is a best-selling author who has published more than 25 books and novellas, 400 short stories and articles, and devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor, and a copy editor and proofreader. Her novel, Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Review, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July. She and her husband Wally have two grown daughters, and live in Palm Harbor, Florida. To learn more about Debby visit DebbyMayne.com.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    too sweet

    OMG, I felt like I overdosed on sugar as I read this book. There were no conflicts or drama, it was all so sickeningly sweet that I would not recommend it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Quick read - great book

    I originally became interested in this book when I saw it was set in Tarpon Springs which is very close to where I live. Really cute love story with a focus on how God can change people's lives.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    A Must-Read...Sweet and Tender Romance.

    Debby Mayne is such a talented writer and she has an amazing way of bringing her characters to life. Once I picked up this book, it was impossible to put it down. I was swept up in this wonderful and tender romance from the very first page until the last.

    Paula Andrews and Nick Papadopoulos were high school sweethearts. But Nick grew restless and didn't want to follow in his family's footsteps of working in the sponge diving or restaurant businesses in the Greek community in Tarpon Springs, Florida. So, he enlistes in the Air Force.

    Now years later Paula and Nick both feels they are right where they want to be in their lives. Nick is happy in the military, and Paula owns her own candle and soap business, which is growing by leaps and bounds, but they're both missing one thing...true love.

    When Nick returns home on leave, the moment he sees Paula, those old feelings surface again and he realizes he's still in love with her.
    He battles with the decision of re-enlisting or staying in Tarpon Springs to start a life with Paula. Even though she want him to stay, she knows how much he loves the military and she fears if he stays he will eventually resent her.

    But with the help and preseverance of some meddling, but loving Papadolpoulos women and the undying love Nick and Paula has for one another...in the end, Love finds a way!

    **As an extra bonus, several of the mouth-watering Greek dishes that are in the story, the recipes for them are listed in the back of the book.**

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    fun story!

    If you enjoy quick easy read books with a positive feel....give this book a try. I enjoyed it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Fun, fast paced and great recipes

    Recommend this book for a fun but reflective read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Sweet Story

    Nice easy read with very likable characters. Although listed as a Christian Lit story, I found religion to be a background element until the 2nd half of the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Annoying

    Slow and predictable, this is heavy on preaching and light on romance. I was very annoyed by the interfering extended family.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    A Sweet Surprise

    This book took me by surprise. I really enjoyed it. Loved that good things happened to good people even if there was struggle and faith to be found.

    Make sure you indulge in the Avgolemeno soup!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Cute story, dragged in spots

    A fun, quick read with characters you quickly care about. The story did seem to meander slowly at times toward the inevitable conclusion. One thing the editor should have caught - the various timelines don't really mesh. Nick and Paula meet when he is a junior and she's a freshman. He just turned 30 but has been "in love with her" for 18 years. The school "bad girl", who was a classmate of both, has a 16 year old daughter.
    The Greek recipes at the end are a fun bonus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Cute but only because I live where it was set.

    A little sweet, a little bland but I enjoyed the setting, a crazy nearby town.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Great, feel good read!

    Nice, easy read! A story that just makes you feel good about human nature!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    pretty good

    Had a few nice surprises although one section seemed to drag a little. Some fun recipes in the back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    ANNOYING: To saccharin sweet, repetive and boring. Won't recomme

    ANNOYING:
    To saccharin sweet, repetive and boring. Won't recommend this book to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Sweet love story

    I really enjoyed reading this book because of where it took place (Florida, one of my favorite places), because of the family values, and because I enjoy a cute love story. The author made me feel like I was there with the main character while I was reading, and overall I would definitely recommend this book to others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    check it out

    very intertaining

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    check it out

    cute story. nice recipes too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Totally enjoyed this entertaining book of love and the challenge

    Totally enjoyed this entertaining book of love and the challenges of fear of losing it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Pleasant light read.

    Pleasant light read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Hey guys

    How many pages is this book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Boring

    Couldn't even make it through the first chapter. "Light romance" is definitely not my thing.

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