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Falling in Love Could Be a Recipe for Disaster

Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager--a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.

Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget.

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Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many dif
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764207970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764207976
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've read numerous books by Siri Mitchell now, and what I can tell you is that you are ALWAYS left wanting more.

Not more in a bad way, like there are so many unanswered questions and mysteries still to be solved. No, you just want a little more. One more chapter, one more page, even one more paragraph. Just a little more so the story won't end.

Her stories and characters are always multifaceted and complex. I am usually amazed at how the plot twists and turns. Where I would have thought it to go one way, the author totally surprises me and takes me on a journey that was even better than I would have imagined. Her writing is superb in this way. At the heart of this story is realizing that none of us are good enough, none of us should measure ourselves to others' standards, or even against who we've been or who we `could be.'

We are all "less than." We all have hidden wickedness in our hearts.

None of us can accurately gauge ourselves and our actions. Only one can, and He is a fair and true judge. It's not about us and who we are and what we can do, it's all about Him. What He's done and who He is..... and for that I am truly thankful.

Bethany House sent me the above books for review purposes. It will allow me to keep the book. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Bethany House.
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Thinking about this novel, the first word that comes to my mind is "unique". Very unique. In a very, very good way!

The point of view switches back and forth between Lucy and Charlie, with first person writing (which I love because it puts you RIGHT THERE in the characters heads). I really enjoyed the interaction between Lucy and Charlie. It's obvious they "click", they just kind of fit together, but the long standing feud between their fathers' rival candy companies inevitably pits them again each other. They frustrate each other to no end, especially when it becomes apparent that neither is afraid to play dirty (often with amusing results) in their quest to disrupt the others candy business.

I really liked Lucy's personality...some of the thoughts that run through her head seem more fitting for a girl of today, rather than early 20th century, but not in a bad way at all. I actually really liked this as it made her very easy to relate to and sympathize with. She gets put into some humorously strange situations, and it's quite fun to watch how she reacts.

The time period is a good one; I really enjoyed "visiting" an era so full of progress and change. Automobiles are coming into popularity, mixing with horses and buggies on the streets. The telephone is available and used at many businesses, yet it's still "new" enough that many people have never used one. (Charlie's first encounter with a phone is seen, which is interesting and humorous at the same time.) Advertising is only by word-of-mouth or printed posters, and defacing or covering up a rival's poster is considered fair game.

As the story progressed and the rivalry between Lucy and Charlie escalated, the stakes got larger than I ever imagined possible.
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I've definitely enjoyed several of Siri Mitchell's books and Unrivaled was no exception. This was a sweet story - in more ways than one!
Unrivaled is the story of Lucy, a candy maker's daughter, who comes home from England ready to create a candy that will blow all other candies away and save her family's business. There's just one problem - their rivals, Royal Taffy, are out to blow their candy shop out of business. With her father sick, Lucy must find a way to save the business without him. In steps Charlie, a handsome new man in town. Abandoned by his father at a young age, Charlie now finds his father wanting him to help him in his thriving business - Royal Taffy. Seeking his father's love, Charlie agrees to do anything in order to help his father's business. Even helping to sabotage the beautiful Lucy's family shop.
Will Lucy and Charlie ever learn to get along? Or will their differences keep them distant from each other? Pick up this sweet tale to find out what happens between these two young people who only want to help their father's succeed.

Reading about candy definitely made my mouth water! I suggest picking up some candy to read along with this book. I definitely enjoyed this book very much. The characters became real to me as I entered their world and I was sucked into the story. I enjoyed learning about the process of creating candy and seeing the rivalry between two different candy businesses. This book is another great read from a great author!

I received a free ecopy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.
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Siri Mitchell has a unique storytelling style. In Unrivaled, she produces a tale reminiscent of the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan classic, You've Got Mail--Big, powerful candy company tries to take out the small family-run confectionery. The plot line was fun with all the turn of the century candy making and had a few twists thrown in toward the end for good measure.

The story is told in two, first-person narratives, alternating between Lucy and Charlie. This is not my personal preference for romance novels, but Ms. Mitchell did a good job at keeping each voice distinct. Both the hero and heroine are very young, and at times, immature, especially the heroine. I rooted for Lucy in the beginning since she was the underdog in the candy war. However, I grew rather weary of her vilifying Charlie when her actions were more underhanded than his. It also frustrated me that even when she had pangs of guilt over her actions, it led to no real change. Her stunts continued and even worsened as her desperation grew. Thankfully, in the end she found a bit of maturity and began leaning on God instead of herself.

Charlie, on the other hand, was a hero I came to admire. He had a few habits that made me cringe, but they fit his upbringing so I could overlook them. He was truly torn between the two people he cared about the most, yet somehow he found a way to conduct himself with honor even when those around him were not.

As always, Siri Mitchell's historical research is impeccable and lends wonderful details to her story. Readers who enjoy leisurely tales with a slice of Americana will enjoy the delicious treat of Unrivaled.
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