BOOK REVIEW: The Devine Doughnut Shop
by Carolyn Brown
ABOUT THE BOOKS (from Amazon):
Three women are torn between traditions of the past and unexpected new beginnings in a warmhearted novel by Carolyn Brown about family, romance, and the best pastries in Texas.
For Grace Dalton, her sister, Sarah, and her cousin Macy, the Devine Doughnut Shop is a sweet family legacy and a landmark in their Texas town. As the fourth generation to run the Double D, they keep their great-grandmother’s recipe secret and uphold the shop’s tradition as a coffee klatch for sharing local gossip, advice, and woes. But drama brews behind the counter, too.
Grace is a single mother struggling with an unruly teenage daughter. Heartbroken Sarah has sworn off love. Macy’s impending wedding has an unexpected hitch. And now charming developer Travis Butler has arrived in Devine with a checkbook and a handsome smile. He wants to buy the shop, expand it nationally, and boost the economy of a town divided by the prospect.
With the family’s relationships in flux, their beloved heritage up for grabs, and their future in the air, it’s amazing what determination, sass, a promise of romance, and a warm maple doughnut can do to change hearts and minds
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I listened to the audiobook version of The Devine Doughnut Shop by Carolyn Brown while running. The downside of listening to the audiobook, for me, was that there’s a lot going on in the book—or at least a lot of characters to keep track of—yet the pace was pretty slow, so it was easy for my mind to trail away.
I thought the story itself was cute and entertaining. It’s a decent read, especially if you enjoy women’s fiction with a little bit of (clean) romance.