When a Southern waitress inherits the Lowcountry cafe where she works, she suddenly has to balance more than just her next food order.
Caroline Sweeney has always done the right thing—the responsible, dependable thing—unlike her mother who abandoned her family. But when her best friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Barcelona, Spain, Caroline says "yes" to destiny.
Then, without warning, ownership of the run-down cafe where she's been waitressing falls right into Caroline's lap. While she's trying to determine the cafe's future, handsome Deputy Sherriff J.D. Rand captures Caroline's heart.
But when her first love, Mitch O'Neal, comes back to town, fresh from the heat of his newly-found fame as a country music singer in Nashville, Caroline must make some hard choices about love and the pursuit of the sweet life.
Caroline serves others with little time to enjoy the sweeter parts of life. Until her old boyfriend returns to town—and she's given a second chance at first love.
Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny.
She's sacrifice her desires for others—unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says "yes" to a new destiny.
But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Cafe—and forced to choose between her friends and her future.
Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.
Rachel Hauck is a multi-published author living in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband, Tony, a youth pastor. They have three ornery pets. Rachel is the current president of the American Christian Fiction Writers.
Winner of Carol Award (Literature) 2009