I mean really, is sleep that necessary?
That’s what I kept telling myself when I started Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell one Monday evening and then couldn’t stop. It got later and later, but y’all I had to finish. Half way through the book is “almost done” right? But there was simply no choice in the matter. So I stayed up and finished the book in one sitting. Kindle Paperwhite, thank you for existing and making my midnight reading so easy. Let me tell you how awesome I was Tuesday morning though. Surprised I didn’t crash at my desk.
But it was worth it!!
This was my first read of Mitchell and if her other novels are anything like this one, I’m reading them all.
Lucy Kendall always assumed she’d help her father in his candy-making business, creating recipes and aiding him in their shared passion. But after a year traveling in Europe, Lucy returns to 1910 St. Louis to find her father unwell and her mother planning to sell the struggling candy company. Determined to help, Lucy vows to create a candy that will reverse their fortunes.
St. Louis newcomer Charlie Clarke is determined to help his father dominate the nation’s candy industry. Compromise is not an option when the prize is a father’s approval, and falling in love with a business rival is a recipe for disaster when only one company can win. Will these two star-crossed lovers let a competition that turns less than friendly sour their dreams?
The story is written from both Lucy and Charlie’s perspectives and I have to say, I chuckled constantly at their inner commentary. We’d so be friends. And whoa, the candy biz does not mess around!
But more than just a great story, I love the lessons throughout of family, relationships, love and forgiveness. Did I mention it is a great story?? I highly recommend it!
(I received a free copy for review from Bethany House Publishers)