It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead.
When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop.
But Vianne is completely unprepared for what she finds there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the square little tower of the church of Saint-Jerôme like a piece on a chessboard - slender, bone-white and crowned with a silver crescent moon - a minaret.
Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought big changes to the community. Father Reynaud, Vianne's erstwhile adversary, is now disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him?
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Wife, mother, nanna, part time actor, avid reader, world traveller, golfer, bridge player, lover of life.
As always Joanne Harris delivers yet another spellbinding tale from Lansquenet and so a must for all of those who have followed Vianne Rocher and her family through the trilogy.
I always adore the way Joanne Harris weaves her spell in the way she write her stories.
Vianne and the children by Rula and Monsieur le Cure by Gareth Armstrong
When the veil was removed for the first time and the story is behind that veil revealed.
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this book. The story brings a thousand different images through Joanne Harris' superb ability to capture her readers in a web of intrigue. The smells, colours and characters are seen in the eye of the mind so clearly that again I felt transported to France. I only wish I could visit that wonderful fictitious town known as Lansquenet and visit the Chocolaterie. Perhaps another movie on the way, I hope so.
This is Joanne Harris’s best yet. I have read most of her books and enjoy her writing but this one surprised me I could not have predicted the twists in this story. It was a terrific sequel to Chocolat and I hope there will be more to come. Highly recommended.
Joanne Harris hasn't let us down. Loved this book as much as her others. Beautifully written, I feel like I am dreaming when I read/listen to her stories.
I found the voices difficult to distinguish at first. I prefer audiobooks that use different actors for all the different characters.
Vivid, entertaining and enlightening.
When they picked the first peaches - I could almost taste them!
When the cure was giving confession through his letter box. I also liked spending time in the kitchen with the Muslim women.
I liked having the time to digest each chapter without having to rush through to the next. Having said that I couldn't wait for my journey to continue so I coulod listen to the next bit of the story.
I enjoyed this reading as the two voices brought the characters to life.
Intriguing, riveting, familiar
That Joanne Harris had maintained the same familiar characters but brought it up to date by introducing a whole load of immigrants with very familiar culture and how that culture was received by the small remote French village.
No, I had not listened to others of their performances but I was very impressed with their rendition of this book. Both gave remarkable performances.
I would never attempt to rename an author's work.
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