Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Chocolate Promise by Josephine Moon

The Chocolate Promise
Josephine Moon
Allen & Unwin - $36.99

From the bestselling author of The Tea Chest comes an enticing and beautiful story featuring a real-life fairy godmother who must learn to find her own magic.

Christmas Livingstone has formulated ten top rules for happiness by which she tries very hard to live. Nurturing the senses every day, doing what you love and sharing joy with others are some of the rules, but the most important rule is number one absolutely no romantic relationships!
Christmas’ life is peaceful and comforting. Creating her enchantingly seductive shop, The Chocolate Apothecary, and exploring the uses of chocolate makes her happy, her friends surround her, and her secret life brings and shares the joy. She doesn’t need a handsome botanist ace who knows everything about cacao to walk into her life. One who has the nicest if the most interfering grandmother (who is also Book Club Captain at Green Hills Aged Care Facility), a gorgeous rescue dog, and who needs her help to write a book. She really doesn’t need any of that at all. Or does she?
The Chocolate Promise is a glorious novel featuring a strong, creative woman who is about to find out how far a list of rules will take her in life. Including an enticing tangle of freshly picked herbs, pots of flowers and delicious chocolate scenting the background, Josephine Moon’s follow-up to The Tea Chest is simply irresistible.

Josephine Moon writes about creative women making their mark on the world. She describes her stories as ‘books like brownies’: indulgent, comforting, a treat for the senses, but filling, and with chunky nuts to chew on. Her first novel, The Tea Chest became an international success when it was published in 2014. Josephine lives with her husband, their son and their extraordinary large and diverse animal family on an acreage on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  

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