Lynch’s latest is a wonderful delight of a read. With a heroine as sweet as her name, full of good manners and kind deeds, yet complex, the reader is drawn into the story right away. Lynch’s stellar, charming storytelling, her well-crafted, quirky secondary characters and a fun, lighthearted plot will keep readers turning the pages.

When Sugar Wallace arrives in New York City bringing her Southern ways, her rosy outlook on life and her hive of bees, her new neighbors don’t know what to make of her. Yet she touches their lives with goodness and delicious honey products, leaving her rose-tinted mark. This includes Theo Fitzgerald, the handsome stranger who makes her heart race a little faster and who finds her intriguing. Yet, being with him brings up a past that she does not want to face and yet may need to, with a dose of her own sweet medicine. (WILLIAM MORROW, Feb., 352 pp., $14.99 )

Reviewed by: 
Jaime A. Geraldi