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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris Paperback – 14 Mar 2013
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The sweetest, loveliest book I've read in a long time. Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting. A very happy-making book (Marian Keyes)
It's a book which should be devoured in one sitting, along with a box of chocolates (Sophie Kinsella)
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris will make you want to pack your bags and head across the channel. An evocative, sweet treat (Jojo Moyes)
Extremely funny and moving. Plus there's chocolate. What more could we want? (Adele Parks)
Deliciously evocative; Jenny Colgan's most magical novel yet (Lisa Jewell)
This delightful, nostalgia-inducing story is utterly charming - and left us craving a paper bag stuffed with treats! (Closer)
Sweeter than a bag of jelly beans . . . had us eating up every page (Cosmopolitan)
Heartbreakingly poignant . . . Paris at its most romantic (Image Magazine)
If you've ever dreamily strolled the streets of Paris, you'll love the descriptions of its sights, sounds, food and parties . . . chocolates and lots of romance (Heat)
This is Jenny Colgan's best book to date! (Fabulous Magazine)
Life is sweet in this heartwarming tale of a little chocolate shop in Paris, by the bestselling author of Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013 winner) and Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe (winner of the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance)See all Product description
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A gorgeous story of the decisions people take in life, a reminder of how precious life is and the simplistic joys that w may take for granted.
This is an 'easy read' but that does not mean its not intricate in its way and joyous. You're taken on the journey of two women, that could be any one of us, through life's twists and turns.
A gorgeous tale of experiences and character growth with humour and emotion. This book made me smile and shed a tear (this is no mean feat for a book, or film, if I'm honest!).
I'm now off to learn French, eat chocolate (artisan chocolate of course, not the mass produced crap!), and book a weekend away in that most gorgeous city, Paris.
Caused by an accident in the chocolate factory in England where Anna is working, se looses two toes. In the hospital she meets her previous French teacher Claire, gravely ill with cancer. A friendship grows between the two and Claire suggests that Anna go to Paris to work in a famous chocolate shop.
It's like a fairy tale. Despite old age and illness, love has survived and what should have been only sad and awful becomes a happy and wonderful late life rendevouz in perfect harmony. The description of Paris is beautiful and so alive; you can close your eyes and just be there.
Jenny Colgan writes about real life, but always tinged with lots of laughter, fun and happiness. Her characterization is brilliantly colourful. The description of the dancing scene from "la Boheme" breathtaking.
And of course the making of fresh chocolate. Chocolate to be eaten the very same day. Made with fresh creme, no digestives.
A feast to read about and I'm sure, a feast to taste.
Colgan creates happiness with her bubbly writing. I have just ordered more of her books and can only recommend from the deepest of my heart. Especially if you are a little down, read Jenny and eat chocolate!!
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publication Date: March 2013
Life is sweet in this heartwarming tale of a little chocolate shop in Paris, by the bestselling author of Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams and Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe.
Mouth-watering recipes inside!
As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris.
It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier.
With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate - and herself - than she ever dreamed.
I am such a huge fan of Jenny Colgan's book, they are always so good, tempting and have brilliant recipes of either cakes, sweets or even chocolate now! Her books always stand out on shelves, you always know a Jenny Colgan book, they are just superb!
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris was a fabulous book with two of my favourite things ever Chocolate and Paris, Love them both very much. We meet Anna Trent who works in a chocolate factory in England until she has an accident and loses some toes...Yes bit gross I know! but while being in hospital recovering, she meets her old french teacher Claire who is currently battling Cancer. They strike up conversations and a lovely friendship better than when it was teacher & pupil. Claire soon encourages Anna to follow her dream and learn how to make proper smooth chocolate in France with Thierry, Claire's old flame and a famous chocolatier in Paris.
It is a wonderful book! a best for chocoholic's & for people who love Paris like myself. I love reading about Anna's adventure's while in Paris, having to put up with the stubborn Laurent. I loved how Anna got to make chocolate with Thierry, although two of his workers weren't so nice to begin with but soon changed their minds eventually.
I did think the choice of Anna's injury was a bit weird but the story line was just amazing, you can easily picture the chocolate shop in Paris in your mind and how you can imagine drooling outside the shop seeing the chocolate..
I loved how you flicked between Anna and Claire, it was sweet because you got to read how Claire & Thierry's relationship blossomed but came crashing down until they get to meet for one last time.
This book is certainly one to treasure and the best part is Jenny put some chocolate recipes in the back of the book, boy do they get my mouth watering..may have to try a couple of the recipes myself!
For huge fan's of Jenny Colgan's book are certainly going to love this book just like all her other ones. I cannot wait for her next one already!
Go Grab your copies now ladies!!
Anna Trent, working class, from a depressed Northern town, loses her job in the chocolate factory after suffering an industrial injury. She is given the opportunity to travel to Paris and work for a famous artisan chocolatier. A new world of possibilities opens up. Her contemporary story is interwoven with that of Claire and her thwarted 1970's love affair.
This tender, enchanting story made me laugh and cry. The delicious recipes at the end of the book are a delightful bonus.
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