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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan





I've been to Paris just once. I want to go again. What Colgan does is that she makes me want to now. Just up and go because there seems to be a myriad things I've not experienced.

Anna lives a humdrum life. In her little world,  to her family and friends she has it all. Tight knit family, few friends, nights out at the local, blokes interested in her. Till a freak accident makes her ill, despondent and depressed and her former French teacherdecides to step in and send her for a kind of apprenticeship to a chocolatier in Paris. There she discovers another world of taste and luxury, of fine distinction between mediocre mass produced chocolates and chocolates produced with so much passion. She also discovers discreet good taste, a palate for the finer things and love as well.

With its ups and downs Anna comes to terms with life and love, reconciling two people who've left it very late to find the love they once had (this part was sad. Of what might have been if things were different). But Anna finds out she is stronger than what she thought she was to face a future alone, if the path of love does not run smoothly for her.

Descriptive of Paris, and very matter of fact about relationships this was an excellent read.

Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Sourcebooks Landmark, for an unbiased review.

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

We used to live in France and I was able to go to Paris fairly often while we were there. That city enchanted me so every time I read about it, I want to return. This sounds like a sweet book.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm a big fan of the author so there's no doubt I'd like this one. Thanks for sharing!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a story I would like right about now. thank you for sharing.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Books about Paris always make me want to go as well!