In 1885, Emelia Stone and her sister must learn to operate their deceased parents' bakery in a small town in Pennsylvania. A large mortgage looms on their family home. When her sister leaves town, Emelia is forced to handle the bakery and burden alone.
The Pennsylvania Railroad is searching for the perfect dessert for its passengers. Joe Sawicki, owner of Sawicki Brothers Ice Company, is certain Emelia can win the contest and the hundred- dollar bonus if she creates a special ice cream to accompany her popular huckleberry pies. He has loved her since they played hooky in grade school to explore the company's ice cave.
Can Emelia find courage to stand up to the town's bully to win the competition? And will Joe have the mettle to express his undying love and win first place in Emelia's heart?
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This was a wonderful historical romance. It was sweet and very clean. I adored Emelia Stone and her tenacity to keep her house and bakery intact while facing multiple disadvantages (namely her sister). Joe Sawicki, her childhood friend, co-owns the ice company that keeps the town and others in ice during the year. He is her staunchest supporter.
I adored the plot and the secondary characters. I would love to read more especially Marian and Walter! This is a short read that is great for a quick bookcation away from life and it's troubles.
I would highly recommend this to anyone especially if they adorable sweet, clean historical romance.