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Chocolate Wishes [Kindle Edition]

Trisha Ashley
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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Praise for Trisha Ashley:

‘Trisha Ashley writes with remarkable wit and originality – one of the best writers around!’ Katie Fforde

‘Full of down-to-earth humour.’ Sophie Kinsella

‘Fresh and funny.’ Woman’s Own

‘Packed with romance, chocolate and fun, this indulgent read is simply too delicious to put down.’ Closer

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Featuring an EXCLUSIVE FREE SAMPLE of Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley

In the picture-perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, Confectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast - perhaps Chloe could have foreseen being jilted at the altar…

But when a new Vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into overdrive. Not only is Raffy Sinclair the charismatic ex-front man of rock band 'Mortal Ruin', he's also the Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart.

Try as she might, Chloe can't ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish - and dare to believe it can come true?

A charming novel for chocoholics everywhere, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 648 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (4 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003B5M0TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Trisha Ashley writes romantic comedies, and her latest novel,Wish Upon a Star,was her fifth consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Her novels have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy and Every Woman for Herself was nominated by readers as one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years.
She is from St Helens in West Lancashire, and believes that her typically dark Lancashire sense of humour in adversity, crossed with a good dose of Celtic creativity from her Welsh grandmother, have made her what she is today...whatever that is. Five of her novels are set in rural West Lancashire and three in Wales. They frequently explore aspects of the three F's that are a constant in her own life: Food, Flowers and Friendship and include delicious recipes at the back.
Nowadays she lives in North Wales, together with the neurotic Border Collie foisted onto her by her son, and a very chancy Muse.
She is the founder member of NW Novelistas Ink, a group of twelve novelists, several of whom are bestselling, who meet regularly in North Wales; she is also a long term member of the Society of Authors and a member of Literature Wales.
Her new novel, a reprint of Every Woman for Herself, will be published on May 8th, 2014. The dysfunctional Rhymer family, the result of a failed attempt by their father to recreate the Brontes, gather together at the Upvale Parsonage for what might well turn out to be the last time....
Trisha has a website at www.trishaashley.com where you can find out more about her, sign up for her newsletter, or see a complete list of her books. You will also find her on twitter as @trishaashley.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious 5 Mar 2010
By Lally
Format:Paperback
Trisha Ashley has always been able to write wonderfully charming, funny romantic stories which have a bit of bite, and this new novel is as fabulous as the best plain chocolate that's been spiced up with a hint of chilli.

I loved the heroine Chloe, who is a successful businesswoman with a delightfully crazy family, and the hero strides into the story like a rock god coming on stage to a rumble of thunder - which is appropriate because Raffy is indeed a former rock god turned vicar. I wish we had vicars like Raffy where I live.

This is a great story about love lost and found again, enlivened with a sparkling cast of wonderful supporting characters. I love Grumps and Zillah - I could see them in my mind's eye as I read about them. It was also good to go back to the village of Sticklepond, which is one of those fictional settings that become real for the reader as the author trickles more information about it into each subsequent novel.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real treat! 5 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
If you need a really good book to curl up with in front of the fire on a cold Sunday afternoon, this is exactly what you want - a lovely, feel-good, romantic story suffused with humour and with the sort of characters that stay in your mind long after you've put it down. A likeable heroine who has made huge sacrifices in order to take care of her younger brother (a most appealing teenage Goth!), a grandfather who is a warlock complete with coven and a gypsy aunt are only some of them, not to mention a most unusual (and gorgeous!) hero. The village in which they live is peopled with loveable eccentrics and you are swiftly drawn into their affairs. I highly recommend this, but be warned - you will fall in love with the sexiest vicar ever and if you don't have a box of chocolates to hand, you'll be very sorry!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Chocolate Wishes' by Trisha Ashley 9 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a bloke I was wondering what I was going to encounter when I first started to read this particular book going by its title, but I soon found out that I need not have worried!
Trisha Ashley is a wonderful writer. This particular story revolves around Chloe Lyon who lives with her younger half brother Jake and her grandfather 'Grumps', who heads a covern which practices pagan rites! Her life up until now has not been easy and also appears to have been fairly complicated in places, to say the least.
Chloe makes chocolate wishes in her spare time (hollow chocolate shapes containing 'wishes', which are small pieces of paper with encouraging thoughts,suggestions or predictions printed on them). All is looking well for Chloe following a house move to the picture perfect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, until a new vicar arrives in the village!
This story is not just for the ladies, but is a very readable book for the male species as well! Trisha's writing style is easy to read, flows well and is very humourous in places.
As a bloke I actually really enjoyed reading this particular story about Chloe, her family,friends and the unfolding events that impacted on the regular routine that Chloe once seemed to have!
This is a story well worth reading.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Average Can do Better 9 Mar 2010
By Cod
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Chocolate Wishes, 3 Mar 2010
I am not really writing this review for new Trisha Ashley readers. If you have not experienced how excellent she can be then you may find this acceptable as standard fare chick lit. But if like me you are a fan because of "Good Husband Material"," The urge to jump", "Singled Out" and "Every Woman for Herself" (we will draw a veil over Lord Raven's revenge) then don't bother to buy this book wait for the Library edition.
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love Trisha Ashley. I recommend her books to my friends and re- read them. I like her books because she has interesting feisty heroines usually with a nice line in humour, different and amusing plot lines. Plausible but at the same time unusual characters but most importantly she WRITES REALLY WELL. I buy a lot of books so I divide authors into the ones I pre-order from Amazon and the writers I wait for in the Library. Up till now Trisha Ashley has been the former.
I waited for the new novel with keen anticipation. But I agree with another reviewer that Chocolate Wishes is not up to her usual standard. I also agree that there seems to be homage's to Christina Jones.
What is missing is the high standard of writing - It is not particularly well written, the wit and witty asides are missing. The plot is weak and muddled with several ideas rehashed from earlier books. There are some very weak links - why introduce the satanic villain Mr Mann-Drake if we are never going to meet him. It might have been more interesting if he had been younger and a possible rival for Raffy. I got the feeling that she had missed a deadline at the publishers and cut him out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It didn't capture my imagination 24 Aug 2011
Format:Paperback
Having never read Trisha's books before and being promised that she always delivers a good tale, have to say that this sadly didn't capture me. I struggled to identify with the characters...'Grumps' who seemed to be a cross between Victor Meldrew and Dumbledore...Zillah, a Romany-type aunt...and the heroine Chloe who is also a substitute mother to a Goth. I gave up on the book before Raffy the rock-star/vicar re-entered Chloe's life. Sorry! However, I shall certainly try another of Trisha's books because she has a strong following and I suspect this novel might just be the one that can't be good every time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Trisha
Easy, fun and good reading, your interest is held on every page of this pleasing story. (Even if like me you don't like chocolate!)
Published 12 days ago by David Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
i loved this book,would love more stories from this village as a think there are more characters that would make great stories have read all this authors books cant wait for the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by enixam
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate wishes
I enjoy all Trisha Ashley books and they never fail to disappoint. Would highly re commend this great read for all
Published 2 months ago by Miss N F Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice easy read
I bought this book recently from my local charity shop as I needed something to while away a few hours on a train journey. It is easy to get into and very enjoyable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Donna H L McHenry
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ AGAIN AND AGAIN
I FIRST READ THIS BOOK IN THE SUMMER OF 2009 IN MY GARDEN. IT WAS WONDERFUL. THE STORY IS LIGHT AND UNCOMPLICATED AND THE CHARACTERS ARE TOTALLY LIKEABLE! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Linda Siebert
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!
It is most unlike me not to find something I like in a chick-lit book, but I have to confess that, going against the grain judging by most other reviews, nothing interested me at... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Petal
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read....
This was an excellent read, I have read several of her books and don't want them to finish. I normally read trillers and find Trisha Ashley 's books a welcome change.
Published 6 months ago by MRS D E PARKIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate wishes
Fantastic read loved the way the story delved into lots of different areas of peoples lives. Fabulous easy read great as a holiday read or sat on the sofa cuddled up with a nice... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mummybean
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story
I am slowly working my way through all of Trisha Ashley's books.

If you like her other books then you'll like this one too. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chris White
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd time of reading - and enjoyed just as much
Love the characters in all Tricia's books ..... And Chocolate Wishes has the added delight of exploring /tip toeing into Pagan history - just pleased I am not a choc-o-holic as the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by AstrologySue
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