Sweet Misfortune: A Novel

Sweet Misfortune: A Novel

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by Kevin Alan Milne
     
 

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Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just wait...it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves backSee more details below

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Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as "Your car seems fine now, but just wait...it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay." What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet--she must place an ad in the paper that simply states "Wanted: Happiness." If at least 100 people respond, proving happiness isn't a myth, she agrees to a date with him. If not, he'll leave her alone forever. Sophie is convinced she'll win, but fate has other ideas when a reporter at the paper is intrigued by the ad as a story and posts it in newspapers across the country.

Editorial Reviews

Harriet Klausner Book Reviews
"...fun to read....fans will relish this fine character study."
Jason Wright
"Charming. Funny. Redemptive. All wrapped in a bittersweet and undeniably delicious flavor. Sweet Misfortune is Milne's best effort yet."
Diana Page Jordan
"I love this story...."
on Sweet Misfortune Booklist
"Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this uplifting novel about second chances, circumstance, coincidence, and, of course, happiness."
San Francisco Book Review
"...the story is ultimately heartwarming, and readers will be cheering for Sophie the whole time. This short book might not contain long-lasting happiness for us all, but it's certainly a good place to start."
From the Publisher
"I love this story...."—Diana Page Jordan, host of Open Book with Diana Page Jordan"

Charming. Funny. Redemptive. All wrapped in a bittersweet and undeniably delicious flavor. Sweet Misfortune is Milne's best effort yet."—Jason Wright, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters"

[An] affable yuletide yarn...The story is unexpectedly heartwarming, and Milne mostly avoids sap while delivering his warm fuzzies and dashes of Christmas hope and magic."—Publishers Weekly on The Paper Bag Christmas"

...the story is ultimately heartwarming, and readers will be cheering for Sophie the whole time. This short book might not contain long-lasting happiness for us all, but it's certainly a good place to start."—San Francisco Book Review, April 11, 2010"

Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this uplifting novel about second chances, circumstance, coincidence, and, of course, happiness."—Booklist, on Sweet Misfortune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599953410
Publisher:
Center Street
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
323,645
File size:
1 MB

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