UK Publication Date: 21 Apr 2016 (PB). 384 pages.
If you’ve been following the exploits of the Chocolate Lovers Club you’ll have been waiting with bated breath for this the fourth book in their series. Picking up pretty much where the Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas finished up our intrepid friends are moving on with their lives.
Lucy is trying to plan her wedding on a budget and that budget gets stretched tighter when she loses her much hated temping job. With bills to pay and a wedding dress to pay for, she needs to make some hard decisions.
Nadia is still in touch with lovely farmer James who she met on their Christmas trip to the Lake District. They are getting on well just talking by phone but when he starts pushing her for a little more she has to consider whether she can uproot her son and leave the city where she has lived her whole life.
Autumn was contacted by the daughter that she gave up for adoption at the end of the last book. Forging new relationships is never easy and when that person is a fourteen year old girl it adds hormones and guilt into an already heady mix. Can she overcome her own insecurities and family issues to create a bond with the fragile Willow?
Chantal is just finalising her divorce from Ted and settling down to life with baby Lana and Jacob. Just as she thinks that things are starting to improve she gets the kind of news that could an end to all her plans.
There is something so warm and comfy about these books – although they should definitely come with a health warning. When you are on a diet it isn’t the easiest read as they are always tucking into slabs of chocolate cake and gorgeous chocolate truffles. I’ll just sit and munch on a celery stick while I read it!
It is another wonderful tale with a few twists and turns and a surprise wedding. Switch off the phone. Curl up in your favourite armchair and get lost in the warm friendly embrace of the Chocolate Lovers.
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