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Book Review: Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley

Life is sweet for chocolate maker Chloe Lyon. In the picture-pefect Lancashire village of Sticklepond, confectioner Chloe dispenses inspirational sweet treats containing a prediction for each customer. If only her own life was as easy to forecast-perhaps Chloe would have forseen being jilted at the altar...
But when a new vicar arrives in the village, the rumour mill goes into over-drive. Not only is Raffy Sinclair the charismatic ex-frontman of Rock band 'Mortal Rain', he's also Chloe's first love and the man who broke her heart.
Try as she might, Chloe can't ignore this blast from her past. Could now be the time for her to make a wish- and dare to believe it can come true?
I really wasn't very well when I read this book and I think that was the main reason that I struggled with it. I felt as though the book didn't really get going until about halfway through but I did find myself enjoying the second half.
I loved the idea of the Chocolate Wishes that Chloe makes and was quite envious of her life in rural Sticklepond. The main problem was that I didn't particularly like Chloe as a character. Maybe it's because I am very laid back but I just felt as though she had so many grudges against people and appeared to have a rather large chip on her shoulder.
I don't want to put anyone off reading this book as overall I enjoyed it. I did like Trisha Ashley's writing style, I just didn't take to Chloe. I will certainly try her other books as I know they have received positive reviews.

7 comments:

verity said...

It's weird how one often doesn't enjoy books when ill. I also struggled with this one, and can't remember if I've read anymore books by her...

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Great, honest review!
I can't really enjoy a book when I'm ill, too. This book sounds like a dream for a proud chocolate addict that I am.:) But having read your review, it seems it's one of those books who have a great premise, but it's badly delivered. I would borrow it from the library, though.

fiction-books said...

Hi Dot,

I know how it is when you don't feel 100%, nothing is really right, is it?

I love the cover on this book, although I haven't read anything by this particular author

Yvonne

One More Page said...

I've been wondering about getting her new one when it comes out at the end of the month - it sounds like a lovely christmassy read but I might wait for some reviews before I make a decision.

Dot said...

Verity- I ma going to try her new one when it comes out in paperback as it is all about Christmas and I love things like that!

Irena- I enjoyed the chocolate element of it!

Fiction-books- It's a lovely cover isn't it!

One More Page- i hope that I haven't put you off, I am definitely going to read her next one as I love books about Christmas!

Meg said...

It's hard to really enjoy a book when you're not liking the main character! Still, this sounds really cute and light!

Dot said...

Meg- I think it was mainly feeling unwell that put me off this book, I'm going to try her new one when it comes out.

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