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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

By Jenny Colgan

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Life is sweet in this heartwarming tale of a little chocolate shop in Paris, by the bestselling author of Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013 winner) and Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe (winner of the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance)

Mouth-watering recipes inside!

As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris.

It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier.

With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate - and herself - than she ever dreamed.

Biographical Notes

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

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  • ISBN: 9780751549201
  • Publication date: 14 Mar 2013
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Sphere
The sweetest, loveliest book I've read in a long time. Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting. A very happy-making book — Marian Keyes
It's a book which should be devoured in one sitting, along with a box of chocolates — Sophie Kinsella
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris will make you want to pack your bags and head across the channel. An evocative, sweet treat — Jojo Moyes
Extremely funny and moving. Plus there's chocolate. What more could we want? — Adele Parks
Deliciously evocative; Jenny Colgan's most magical novel yet — Lisa Jewell
This delightful, nostalgia-inducing story is utterly charming - and left us craving a paper bag stuffed with treats! — Closer
Sweeter than a bag of jelly beans . . . had us eating up every page — Cosmopolitan
Heartbreakingly poignant . . . Paris at its most romantic — Image Magazine
If you've ever dreamily strolled the streets of Paris, you'll love the descriptions of its sights, sounds, food and parties . . . chocolates and lots of romance — Heat
This is Jenny Colgan's best book to date! — Fabulous Magazine
So good, we only put it down because it kept giving us chocci cravings! — Star Magazine
An absolute joy, and one of her best yet. Set in Paris, it is a heart-warming, poignantly beautiful story combined with the most mouth-watering chocolate recipes. We loved it! Highly Recommended! — Hot Brands, Cool Places
As romantic as a summer day on the Seine, peppered with humour and heartache, a deliciously captivating romance from a writer who blends dark and light like a master chocolatier — Daily Record
A heart-warming tale of romance and chocolate, it will transport you to the cobbled alleyways and iconic sights of Paris, plus some mouth-watering recipes to satisfy your chocolate cravings — Living France Magazine
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