LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

The Beachside Sweet Shop


by Karen Clarke.

In The Beachside Sweet Shop, Karen Clarke tells a story of kindness versus unkindness (guess which one wins), love and loss, determination, and – above all – a sense of home.

I love Clarke’s style – she fills the story with detail without being verbose, and creates an easy-to-read narrative that carries you through in a whirl. Her characters and their stories are believable, and she writes with a delicious humour that has me laughing out loud in public.



  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Leigh 🙂

    • You’re welcome – I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of the sweet shop I went to every Saturday morning as a kid – happy days. 🙂