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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris | [Jenny Colgan]

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

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
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Jenny Colgan (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Rory
    UK
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Awful !"

    Terrible book. I was going to stop reading Jenny's books after her last slow, dull one with predictable story lines. But I thought I would give this one a try. But it was full of illness and death ! The whole dull story was pervaded with it.



    The blurb is full of chocolate and romance and businesses etc but the reality is morose and dull and hardly any story. I read books to escape death and illness in real life and don't want to have to keep reading about it - which seems to be the current trend for books of this genre.



    I've had enough now and won't read any more of Jenny's books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Wallasey, United Kingdom
    7/14/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What a really great book"
    If you could sum up The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris in three words, what would they be?

    Love conquers all


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way the four main people mix so well together

    Also loved the recipes at the end


    What does Penelope Rawlins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She brings everyone to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes


    Any additional comments?

    Love this writer and reader

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lie Back & Listen
    Harrow, United Kingdom
    4/20/13
    Overall
    "Oh dear yet more recipes…"

    Meet Me At The Cupcake Café was a sweet heart warming story with believable characters so I initially I did not mind all the interspaced recipes. Christmas At the Cupcake was disappointing & didn’t really take the characters on & the recipes became annoying. This latest offering The Loveliest Chocolate Shop seems to have been written just for the sake of interjecting recipes & the story was so disjointed it took me several weeks of *going back to it* to finish. If I want to listen to a ‘Cookbook’ I will buy a Cookbook not a novel. Before purchasing the next Jenny Colgan offering I will scan through a hard copy first to check it does not contain recipes! Very disappointing & awarded 1 star as there is not a facility to award nil stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynsey Austin
    Wokingham, UK
    6/26/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Made me hungry..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book for an easy uncomplicated read, when you just want to lose yourself in chocolate and humour.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the story, as you immersed yourself in Paris, the vivid descriptions, culture, imagining how the food tastes, the smells, the sense of style, the romanticism of Paris an adoring Parisian fantasy. It made me feel like I was walking the cobbled streets.


    Which character – as performed by Penelope Rawlins – was your favourite?

    Anna Trent the central character was entertaining, and you can identify and sympathise with her easily.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed with Anna and Laurant cried for Claire and Thierry, it was a bitter sweet romance novel.


    Any additional comments?

    I have just discovered Jenny Colgan, this is the 2nd book I've read after Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe, and looking forward to listening to more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne Buck
    4/11/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Ever So Boring"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who wants some new receipe


    What will your next listen be?

    Something entirely different - Jill Mansell - Sheer Mischief


    What didn’t you like about Penelope Rawlins’s performance?

    Receipe after receipe Same character names as similar books by the same author and so getting other books confused with this one.


    What character would you cut from The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris?

    The Receipes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    THATCHAM, United Kingdom
    3/18/14
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    Story
    "disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Voice was annoying


    Any additional comments?

    Although I have read & enjoyed previous books by colgan, this failed to engage with me & infact irritated me to the point of stopping the audio. I want to return it but that facility doesn't seem to be working!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    3/17/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Ruined by the performance"

    The story is very good. The reader is also very good - up to a point. She cannot do a male French accent and that spoils the performance. A male actor speaking the male parts would be an infinite improvement. If I wanted to use my imagination I would have read the book. I've opted to listen to it and I expect a professional performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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