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Huckleberry Happiness by Judy Ann Davis is a Spring Break Bookapalooza pick #sweetromance #romance #mustread #giveaway

Title:            Huckleberry Happiness


Author:        Judy Ann Davis


Genre:         Sweet Romantic Novella


Book Blurb:

A sweet romantic novella!

Finalist in the Oklahoma Writers' of America Short Awards.

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?




He walked up beside her and took his usual spot, leaning against the counter. He smelled wonderful, like a blend of pine and fresh air.


Amelia jabbed furiously at the mixture inside the bowl with her pastry cutter. How could her very own sister abandon her without an ounce of misgiving?

Couldn’t she have waited until the end of the month and, at the very least, earned her pay before leaving?


Joe watched her work, his hands shoved in his pockets. “Are you trying to kill the lard…or is it the flour that has you so riled?” He peered over the rim of the bowl.


“Be careful,” she shot back and gave him a lethal glare that would stop a rattlesnake from making a fuss. “This place is armed with sharp knives.” She dropped the cutter into the bowl and turned toward him. She flung out her arms in desperation and her hands came flying down to slap at her sides. “What am I going to do? There is no way I can run this shop alone.”


“No, you can’t,” he agreed. “You need help. You need someone who’s familiar with baking and who can run the counter out front. You need someone with more skills than just being able to turn a crank on an ice cream maker.”


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Why is your featured book a must-read this spring?


Huckleberry Happiness, a romantic story set in 1885, revolves around a young woman who runs a bakery and tries to make the perfect huckleberry ice cream to win a contest offered by the local railroad. She uses ice supplied by her best friend and stored in his rare ice cave where they played as children. Huckleberries, native to Pennsylvania, are one of the oldest plants. A patch, discovered north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has two plants that botanists determine are 13,000 years old, older than the Sequoias trees of the West. The gigantic patch sprang from the same plant thousands of years ago as the ice cover was melting. This is a quick fun read and only $1.99.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs April 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on May 1, 2024.


Author Biography:


Multi-Award-Winning Author Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and has written for industry and education throughout her career.


Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines and anthologies, and have received numerous awards. She writes both contemporary and historical fiction and is best known for “writing romance with a touch of mystery.”


Her contemporary and historical novels are all award-winning works as well with her recently published novel, Courting Betsy, a finalist in the Best Book Awards by American Book Fest.


When Judy Ann is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are few.


She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America. She divides her time between Central Pennsylvania and warmer climates when winter winds blow.


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