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Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Sweet Contemporary Romance [Kindle Edition]

Jean Oram
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book TWO in the Blueberry Springs series -- All STANDALONE novels from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jean Oram!

One woman. One case of self-denial. One hunky best friend who wants a lot more.

Mandy Mattson has always believed that what you want isn't what you need. But never in her life has she been more wrong.

As a small town waitress, Mandy has never felt as though she deserves the love of her best friend Frankie. But when she sees an ex-lover marry her rival she realizes her life is adding up to a big fat nothing and she needs to make a change. With every path in her new life leading back to Frankie, will she finally be able to reconcile that the one thing she's always wanted is the very thing she needs?

This best friend romance is a companion novel to Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick lit Contemporary Romance and can be read as a standalone--does contain spoilers for Champagne and Lemon Drops (free ebook).

The Blueberry Springs series (all can be read as standalones--do contain spoilers for earlier books):
Champagne and Lemon Drops (Book 1 FREE) ~ *AUDIO now available!*
Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 2)
Rum and Raindrops (Book 3)
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Book 4)
Sweet Treats (Book 5) ~ *Includes a short story about Mandy & Frankie!*
Vodka and Chocolate Drops (Book 6: Coming Summer 2015)

Also by Jean Oram: The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires:
Love and Rumors (Book 1 FREE)
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3)
Love and Danger (Book 4)

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jean Oram grew up on a farm on the outskirts of a small town, inspiring her Blueberry Springs series which center around small town romances. She loves to ski, camp, hike, and read. She's also a sucker for a great romantic comedy whether in book or movie form. She lives in Canada with her husband, two children, and multiple pets.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8762 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Oram Productions (November 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,576 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliciously Sweet Romance! November 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Welcome back to Blueberry Springs!
After getting to know Mandy as a bit of a trouble maker in Champagne and Lemon Drops, I couldn't wait to find out her backstory. It didn't take me more than a few pages of Whiskey & Gumdrops to find out I misjudged Mandy and wanted her to have her happy ending! Mandy has been running from the love of her best friend Frankie for years and is scared of how much she cares for him. The story of how Mandy finds a path to love, by standing on her own and becoming the person she wants to be, is just a sweet as the rest of Blueberry Springs! This is another sweet, romantic story about the wonderful people in Blueberry Springs, a town I have loved getting to know and look forward to visiting again in Rum & Raindrops!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whiskey and Gumdrops November 17, 2013
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Love this sequel to Champagne and Lemon Drops and is just a cute, This picks up where the other left off. Mandy was at the church watching as Beth and Oz got married. She always thought she was in love with Oz. But in reality that wasn't wasnt who she was in love with....Frankie is her best friends. Mandy wasnt to make something of her life and doesn't want to be a waitress all her life. Frankie is in love with her and has been since they were kids. He wants her to succeed in her dreams. She wants to open up her own eating establishment and break away from Benny's restaurant and Frankie is willing to let her use his building to do so that he got from his grandparents. A whole lot of things happen along the way to prove he loves her and she realizes he loves him. Then she doubts he loves here and so forth. This is a great read and I cant wait to see where their lives take them next. She has to battle with the company that she choose to do business with first and Frankie follows his dreams as well. Beth and Oz return from their honeymoon. The town stand behind her as does Beth and Oz. It was a long haul for Mandy fighting the big franchise company but and all, but in the end, things work out as they should. Mandy also does small catering for Jen who does backpacking trips and and thus tat sets up for book three Jen's story..oooooooo I can't wait!!! KUDOS!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Whiskey and Gumdrops!!! November 23, 2013
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Loved the character development of Mandy both professionally and personally. This was a fantastic story of love, loyalty, and patience. A must read!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Ms. Oram did it again: sucked me into the Blueberry Springs affairs. I'm not a fan of Romance reading at all but the thing about this series is there is so much else going on and the Romance can (for me) be viewed as underlying... I can easily over look this with all else that's going on - she does a fabulous job of keeping the books steamy while giving them an actual plot. I cannot wait for the next installment in the Blueberry Springs world... I highly rec this AFTER reading Lemondrops & Champagne.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recommend highly enough!! November 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I downloaded Champagne and Lemondrops as a free kindle title, and I am so happy that I found this set of books and this author! Blueberry Springs 'springs' to life and the characters are so well developed that you feel like you get to know them nearly as well as the characters the particular book is focussing on. And the end of Champagne and Lemondrops there is a small 'taster' from Whiskey and Gumdrops and you soon realise how you may have misjudged some characters in the first book.
Finally, finally it was time to read Whiskey and Gumdrops and oh how it did not disappoint!!! Even when you think you have it all figured out there are still a few twists and turns in the road to keep you eagerly gripped, and then groan in disbelief when the book is finished, and when I say groan in disbelief is it not because the conclusion of the book is not great, it is the fact that we have to wait for the next book to come out to continue on with this wonderful town and colourful characters.
I would recommend that anyone who enjoys and is appreciative of a wonderfully well written story of heartbreak, love, and learning to understand oneself, and trust in others, that you read these books, they are well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a fan! October 7, 2014
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Again I was amazed at the difference between this book and Champagne and Lemon Drops. The stories were tied together in a way that not only worked, but makes me crave more novels from Jean Oram. I've become a great fan of her writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read November 4, 2013
By Sarah
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We were introduced to Mandy in "Champagne and Lemondrops" as someone who is a trouble maker. This book is all about Mandy. Mandy loses the "love" of her life and decides to be something more than a waitress. I really enjoy the book and seeing Mandy's struggle as she finds out what true love means. Mandy comes across as your ordinary next door gal who if exploring who she is and how to make a name for herself.

Even though it is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone book. I do recommend reading book 1 because it is also a great book.

Looking forward to the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read March 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked this book better than the first one. Mandy is in love with her best friend Frankie but she doesn't realize it. He has been in love with her forever! Mandy is trying to make something of her life after Oz marries someone else after she waited 8 years for him to marry her and he never popped the question. Frankie has always been there for Mandy. She thinks if they try to take the relationship to the next level then it will ruin the friendship. Mandy wants to open up her own restaurant but doesn't have the money. She tries to go into a franchise, but is trying to do it all on her own and doesn't want to ask for help.
When she finally realizes she needs to ask for help and realizes her feelings for Frankie will it be too late?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Whiskey and Gumdrops!!
Yet another great read from Jean Oram. This book has been an entertainment the beginning of this book with the exceptional love between two friends for years. Grab a copy today.
Published 23 days ago by Ava M
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story about a misunderstood girl
This was an engaging story from start to finish, following the unlikely heroine, Mandy, who makes a go of starting a new business and finding love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Katie M
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It
Every book in this series is great! I couldn't put any of them down. I would definitely recommend all of them.
Published 4 months ago by Keri Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars cant wait for another one like it
wonderfully life like and entertaining. I just loved it.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a very good series of books!
Published 6 months ago by audrey davis
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL SERIES
You will want to get the whole series. They are all really great! I loved them all. I would recommend them to everyone.
Published 6 months ago by DK
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the better reads I ordered on Kindle for sure
Published 7 months ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great story!!
Published 7 months ago by Susie Perri
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive reading
Love these stories and looking forward to more.
Published 8 months ago by Lisa D.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Waiting on book four.
Published 8 months ago by Tina M. Gettler
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Jean Oram grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada and her experiences have inspired her Blueberry Springs series. But while Jean grew up in an old schoolhouse tending to the family's honeybee operation, her characters haven't! Well, not yet, anyway.

Her latest series, the Summer Sisters, was inspired by her summers spent in the Canadian Muskokas where she would visit her grandmother in her century-old cottage. But while Jean's characters fall in love with movie stars and millionaires, Jean found her husband in the Canadian far north. And he's not a millionaire. Yet. (There's still time.)

Jean loves to ski (downhill and cross-country), hike, camp, read, write, watch romantic comedies, and say random things like "Buckle your seatbelts, kids, Mama's driving!" in order to make her kids crack up.

She lives in Canada with her husband, two kids, very large dog who sheds like she's trying to clone herself, her cute cat that's been nicknamed Nermil, as well as tons of nature. You can read, dream, laugh, and love along with Jean's characters in her novels at You can also find her not quite over-sharing the crazy life of being an author in her new fan girl group at Come join the fun and vote for the sexiest heroes in fiction.

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Read the Entire Blueberry Springs Series:
Champagne and Lemon Drops (FREE Book 1) NOW IN AUDIO!
Whiskey and Gumdrops (Book 2)
Rum and Raindrops (Book 3)
Eggnog and Candy Canes (Book 4)
Sweet Treats: A Blueberry Springs Valentine's Day Short Story Romance Boxed Set (Book 5)
Vodka and Chocolate Drops (Book 6: Coming 2015)

Also by Jean Oram, The Summer Sisters:
Love and Rumors (FREE Book 1) Audio coming soon!
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3)
Love and Danger (Book 4)


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