Bessie Clifton adores baking. With her daughter Wynona by her side, she’s turned her passion for the perfect loaf of bread into a dream for a bakery. They move to Hilton Head Island and work to get their shop open with the help of Bessie’s five best friends.
It’s not just a relocation.
It’s a reinvention.
Bessie’s life has been all about kneading dough, raising her daughter, and supporting her Supper Club ladies, but she’s never felt truly loved or appreciated for her gifts. As she settles into island life, she’s determined to make the most of this opportunity and discover what she’s been missing.
Enter Oliver Blackhurst, the grumpy owner of The Mad Mango smoothie shop. Bessie’s sunshine and warmth seem to clash with his prickly exterior. But when they get paired up to participate in the Island Heritage Festival, Bessie and Oliver find that their contrasting flavors create an irresistible chemistry.
As Bessie’s bakery becomes the talk of the town, Oliver’s walls begin to crumble, revealing a man who’s experienced his share of heartache. Bessie wonders if her reinvention could provide the tropical ticket to true love with the island’s most enigmatic bachelor.
Will Bessie’s journey to self-discovery lead her to the love she’s always craved? Can Oliver let go of his past and embrace the warmth that Bessie brings to his life?
Savor the sweetness of new beginnings and the spice of unexpected romance in The Tropical Ticket by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson!