A tasty alternative to the standard simile ‘as sweet as pie’ or ‘as sweet as honey’. Feel free to use this sunny image, here describing a sweetened temper, though I never quite understood the idea that a quarrel can put people in a better mood; they always caused me stress and sorrow.

“She was as sweet as summer cherries for a month afterwards,” struck in Henry.  “A good hearty quarrel always left Shirley’s temper better than it found it.”

See also our quote-packed celebration of Bronte’s bestellar, Jane Eyre.

Source: Charlotte Bronte, Shirley (London: Collins, 1968), p. 389

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