9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good sequel to Chocolat, but could have been better!,
This review is from: Blackberry Wine (Paperback)
It felt a bit raw and undeveloped (as if the author was in a hurry to finish it before the Chocolat euphoria faded). Parts of the storyline were unconvincing (the connections/analogies between Marise and Joe, the improbable caricature of Kerry, the fact that every interesting female had red/chestnut hair and green eyes...). The interludes back to the past became a drudge towards the end but, alas, when the pace did finally quicken, it felt hurried and the story seemed to draw to a close before it was ready.
Read it for the beauty of its descriptions and the lush word portraits that Joanne Harris is so capable of creating, not for the storyline.