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When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial.

As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?

©2018 Joanne M Harris (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Laura
  • 04-19-18

Delicious!

This book is a wonderful, multi-layered masterpiece. The author leads you into the narrow streets of the village and into the very heart of its inhabitants. Her internal dialogue, and that of her nemisis move the story along with a natural and appealing grace. The film was great, the book is greater.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-18

Great read

This was a beautifully read story which captivated my attention from start to finish. I only wish it had been a longer book.

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  • D
  • 04-24-18

Even better on second reading

A hint of magic, beautiful prose and of course lots of chocolate! Even better on reading it for a second time!

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  • Lizzie
  • 01-11-20

Lovely listen, I’d forgotten how good this book is

I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m now visually impaired and so often listen to books rather than read them.

It was wonderful to listen to the book read by the author. The story was just as good as I remembered, better actually than when I read it as I could relax and just listen to the beautiful tale as it was meant to be told.

Brilliant!

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  • tilly
  • 12-28-19

Chocolate!

The books it’s self, is fairly boring and a basic story. Where one is able to look ahead and work out what is going to happen. Yet a good book for a cold winters night. It is also not shortened for anyone who wondered whether it was :)

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  • Carol Parker
  • 10-19-19

Brilliant book

I am not sure which is better. Joanne reading the book or the book itself.

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  • Mr. I. J. Sear
  • 08-14-19

Boring

Possibly the most boring start to a book ever. Gave up after first chapter. Couldn't bear it.

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  • Deborah Jane
  • 07-03-19

Beautifully written

Beautifully written, read and thoroughly enjoyed! I highly recommend this book and can't wait to get the next in the series!

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  • laura_w0
  • 02-18-21

Thoroughly enjoyed it

Kept me in suspense with beautiful descriptions, a lovely story full of real people, joy and tears.

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  • Tea Lady
  • 01-14-21

Really loved this!

Great narration by author, fabulous story, throughly reccomend buying this..enjoyed every moment. Love her books.

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  • Dee
  • 10-31-19

Indulge yourself!

This is a wonderful book written by a brilliant storyteller. Deliciously descriptive, builds suspense and intrigue, and beautifully narrated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-13-18

Just wonderful

A great story, beautifully written and narrated. Even better than the movie! I loved it.

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  • BouchtheBookworm
  • 10-29-20

Sweet like chocolat

Sweet, quite similar to the movie that I watched like 20 years ago. I was surprised to find out that there are four books in this series; Im not sure what else there is to write about but ... in for a penny!