Title: Sundae My Love
Author: Debby Grahl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
As manager of the Dairy Delight, Samantha Murray is dismayed to discover her past love is back and plans on building a rival business next door.
Zack Hunter returns to Sand Lake to win back Samantha and fulfill his grandfather’s dreams by restoring Frontier Town, a tourist attraction once owned by his grandparents, and adding an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
Samantha is heartbroken over Zack’s past betrayal and is conflicted over the love she can’t deny but is resolved to stop his building plans.
Zack is torn between his love for Samantha and his determination to follow through with his grandfather’s legacy.
Convinced the two are desperately in need of help, the family ghosts intervene to bring them together and solve their differences.
Can ice cream and a few kind-hearted family spirits mend the rift between Samantha and Zack? Samantha Murray’s heart sinks to her toes when she bumps into her old flame, Zack Hunter. Zack’s back in town, back in Sand Lake, for good and Samantha doesn’t know what to make of it. Her weakness has always been Zack, but she must play it smart in order to convince him to change his mind about adding an ice cream parlor to Frontier Town. If she fails, her own ice cream shop will suffer greatly, perhaps go out of business. When Samantha and Zack can’t see past their differences, it’ll be up to some family ghosts to bring these two together. Will it be all for naught or will Samantha and Zack find their love rekindled under the stars?
Sundae My Love is a second-chance romance with a paranormal twist. Like my grandma used to say, “It’s best to eat an ice cream sundae in one sitting.” The same is true of Sundae My Love. I read it in one sitting and the characters are vibrant and leap off the page. The plot is a classic second-chance romance trope but with a fun twist. The helpful ghosts add a lightness to the story, and I loved watching them work behind the scenes. The romantic tension between Samantha and Zack is palpable which had me whipping through the pages. What makes Sundae My Love such an enjoyable read is the setting. Debby Grahl shared with me how she based Sand Lake on a family cabin in Michigan. Everything from the town to the lake to the townspeople will transport you to a small town on a lake. I closed my eyes and traveled there. Such a great reading experience. If you’re a romance reader, you’ll love Sundae My Love. If you’re looking for an escape, pick up Sundae My Love. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach, and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance.
Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. Debby was featured in the January 2016 Hilton Head Monthly article “Intriguing People of the Lowcountry.”
Her first book, The Silver Crescent, won the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers’ Choice award. Her second book, Rue Toulouse, a contemporary romance set in New Orleans, won the Silver Medal for romance at the international Readers’ Favorites awards in 2019 and was selected as a May 2016 “local read” by Hilton Head Monthly.
Decorated to Death is a holiday mystery cozy. She also has stories in five anthologies: The Haunted West; Never Fear/Christmas Terrors; Ebb and Flow; and Reflections, from the local Island Writers’ Network; and Australia Burns. His Magic Touch, a paranormal romance, was released by Wild Rose Press on December 5, 2018. Mountain Blaze, a contemporary romance, was released November 2020, by Wild Rose Press.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N