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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris | Jenny Colgan
Contemporary romance author and queen of British chick-lit Jenny Colgan takes readers on a trip to Paris, where she weaves together two parallel love stories that play out inside the city of love's premiere chocolate shop-where sometimes dreams really can come true. It's a fact that Anna Trent is a supervisor in a chocolate factory...but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. And when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud. After all, there is a world of difference between chalky, mass-produced English chocolate and the gourmet confections Anna's new boss creates. But with a bit of luck and a lot of patience, Anna might learn that the sweetest things in life are always worth working for. In the spirit of Joanne Harris's Chocolat and Romantics Anonymous (Les motifs anonymes), romance readers will find a light-hearted and delightfully sweet tale of reinvention, love, and-yes-chocolate. Hopeful, laugh-out-loud funny, and irresistibly addictive, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is a novel worth savoring. Praise for Jenny Colgan: "Heartwarming...Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up a sweet, easy read."-USA Today "Absolutely adorable."-Booklist
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C.Perone
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This feels so holiday season appropriate
#currentread

bookandbedandtea Her books always put me in a good mood. Enjoy! 2w
C.Perone @bookandbedandtea Me too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope your daughter will be home; mine won't 😔 2w
bookandbedandtea She will not! And not for Christmas either! 😭 We won't see her till the end of March(ish). 😫 But she's doing well. I hope your daughter is happy and healthy. ❤🍀🙏💪Happy Thanksgiving to you. 2w
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The.Great.Catsby
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Bailedbailed

I hate that this book wasn't good for me. Everything fell flat. I lacked investment in the story and the characters. #DNF #BuzzCoffee

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julesG
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Sometimes it's the same names that come up again and again in books. Right now it's hyperchromia (different colour eyes) and chocolate making that come up in the books I'm reading.

Weird or serendipitous?

Lindy I absolutely love this kind of serendipity. 😊 3mo
Wife @Kelican17 I‘m curious, what books have hyperchromia? 3mo
julesG @Wife a main character each in 3mo
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julesG @Wife There was one more a few weeks back, but I DNFed and can't remember the title 3mo
Wife Thank you!🌹 3mo
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Reecaspieces
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Pickpick

🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/08/06/the-loveliest-chocolate-shop-in-paris-by-jen...

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Nicki_K
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Pickpick

Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC Jenny has been one of my favourite chicklit authors for a few years. Her books are a delightful read. This one centres around Anna and a life changing accident that sees her move from England and her job in a chocolate factory to Paris working for a master chocolatier. This book is deliciously written in Jenny's usual heartwarming style. A warm hug of a book best read with a block of your favourite chocolate

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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

Careers are rescued, passports are stamped and thanks to former teacher and hospital roommate Claire, Anna is now on her way to Paris to apprentice with a veritable chocolatier.

But not before she finds love on a velo, reunites two star-crossed lovers, saves a man‘s life, and brings hugs back to a father and his son, oh and she befriends Sam (who is the best)!

Have you visited The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris lately?? 🍫

MellieAntoinette ***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review*** 7mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

Anna Trent has lost her toes. Well, two of them at least in a freak chocolate accident that even she can‘t explain (and she doesn‘t cause I still couldn‘t tell you why?!?) No worries, it‘s unimportant because...

Anna Trent has lost her marbles. *ahum* Her job, I meant her job. Don‘t panic!

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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

Jenny Colgan is hot stuff right now. Headed for a gorgeous cover update, Colgan‘s The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is vintage Jenny doing ... well, what she does best - feel good, comfort reads with a warm twist of sunshine happy endings. And I have to say, I love her for it!

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Sills
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A delicious novel about past lives and memories, regrets and possibilities. And oh yes chocolate making and recipes to make your mouth drool😋

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AmberWB
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Pickpick

Of all the Jenny Colgan books I‘ve read, this one is probably my least favorite. That said, I still enjoyed it, and was even teary by the end. I think this one just wasn‘t quite as well developed as her others and, at times, I was annoyed with Anna‘s whining about her “tragic injury” (which really wasn‘t, especially compared to Claire.) But- it was a good read, and made me want to go back to Paris. 🇫🇷 🗼

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Halfbloodprincess82
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Pickpick

Another Jenny Colgan read. It‘s such a cute book. I now very much want to go to Paris.

rmrm Was this at the park 1y
Halfbloodprincess82 @rmrm yea it was 😊 1y
rmrm I have read this book is liked it 1y
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyMay18 #chocolate

I want to go to there. 🍫🍫🍫

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DebinHawaii
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Pickpick

Probably my 2nd to last book of 2017 as there is about 4 1/2 hours yet to midnight here. I'm reading (& eating peppermint white chocolate)😋in the bedroom while poor Max🐱cowers under the bed from firecracker bangs.🙀💥This wasn't my favorite of Colgan's books, it took me longer to get into the story & it's a bit sadder than most of the others, but it's still a sweet & light read that will make you *need* to eat chocolate from her descriptions.🍫

Bourriquet76 I'm on the East Coast tonight. It's time to start Book One of 2018. 😂 2y
Redwritinghood Poor Max! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! You‘re still in 2017! Hurray up!! 2018 is waiting for you😀🎉 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I will finish this book before the end of the year. 😀📚A little chocolate snack/dessert: Peppermint Stick Soy Hot Chocolate with just a couple of marshmallows 🤣and a couple of dark chocolate hearts filled with fresh raspberries which are for a blog post sometime tomorrow. Also watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets & doing a load of laundry. A nice & relaxing evening.

Kalalalatja Look and sound mouthwatering 🤤🤤 2y
AceOnRoam Yes but those marshmallows are tiny... 2y
TricksyTails Just a couple... 😂😂😂 It looks delicious! 2y
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Book_Shark This looks great! 2y
Dolly Oh no! Someone poured some hot cocoa on your marshmallows 😂☕️ 2y
JenReadsAlot Yum!! 2y
coffeenebula Lol @Dolly That‘s what I came here to say! 2y
Varshitha Hot Chocolate😍.. I could use some, it's getting cold here day by day😄.. Enjoy!! 2y
DebinHawaii @Kalalalatja @AceOnRoam @TricksyTails @The_Silent_Reader @JenReadsAlot @coffeenebula @Varshitha @Dolly I have a firm 'go big or go home' theory on marshmallows in hot chocolate! 🤣😋🤣I figure a god layer holds the heat in! 2y
Book_Shark @DebinHawaii I‘m craving hot chocolate now!! 2y
Dolly In New England we also use Marshmallow Fluff which comes in a jar and is a soft, lusciously gooey, spreadable cocoa topper or addition to peanut butter sandwiches 😋 2y
NHLibrarian @Dolly Ooh! I ate a ton of Fluff as a kid. I‘d forgotten about putting it in hot cocoa 👍 2y
DebinHawaii @Dolly @NHLibrarian I haven't had Marshmallow Fluff in ages. I think I would be dangerous with it--especially in hot chocolate. Yum! 😋😆 2y
Dawood_Javed This looks good 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 27 #SeasonsReadings2017 #Love ❤️It may be that two of us took a nap in the sun this afternoon in the reading chairs, even though one of us was trying to get some reading done & only napped for 30 minutes or so. I'll let you guess who that was--me or Max. 🤣😹You do have to love a sweet sleeping kitty pic. He looks like such a love when he sleeps.🐱❤️#catsoflitsy 😽

Texreader Yes, that is a super sweet photo!! 2y
rubyslippersreads He must be dreaming of ahi! 😸🐟 2y
JenReadsAlot So sweet 😻 2y
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[DELETED] 206653737 Basking in that sun! 😻 2y
Sehdcce 😍😻 2y
niha923 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
batsy So sweet! 2y
TNbookworm 😻😻 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 14 #SeasonsReadings2017 #ReadThis 📚I'm still in the midst of this one as I work my way through Jenny Colgan's books but I would say to read this book when you are craving (or making) chocolate. This is Ina Garten's Peanut Rocky Road Chocolate Bark. It's pretty yummy and will be posted on my blog sometime tomorrow.🍫❤️📚 Jenny Colgan's books usually make me hungry.😋

TricksyTails WANT!!! 😋🍫♥️ Looks so good! 2y
Daisey Looks fantastic! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, man... 2y
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valeriegeary Um yes please. 😋 2y
Kalalalatja Daaaaaaaaaamn 😍😍😍😍 2y
Eggs Melt in mouth 👄 yum 2y
zezeki That looks delicious 😍😍 2y
Owlizabeth 🤤 2y
Krysta Oh this is in my tbr stack! 2y
RealLifeReading Ooooohhhhhhhhh 2y
tpixie Yummy! I'm so excited! I have her cookbooks! Love her food- but her index sucks!! 😜 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Who says fish tacos aren't for breakfast?!😆Not me-Friday's dinner leftovers of Ina Garten's salmon tacos tasted just as great this morning--with one of my e-book current reads because they are messy to eat. And someone (🐱) who has never cared for salmon at all decided he *needed* to try it (very vocally) & is now a fan (of the center, non-seasoned parts). Off to the kitchen for some #audiosouping-vegetarian chili is on the menu. 🍲Happy Sunday😘

Susanita They look delicious! 2y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍 2y
LibrarianRyan That looks so good. I burnt dinner so bad tonight the dogs barely at it. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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It's Wednesday so it must be avocado toast with spicy garlic aioli day. 🥑🍞This morning's coffeeshop breakfast with a little light reading before I start getting some work done.

2BR02B Avocado toast with hot sauce = all-time favorite breakfast ❤ 2y
SandyW @DebinHawaii In case you missed it (from the Washington post) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/food/wp/2017/05... They may have graduated during the Great Recession with poor job prospectsand outrageous student loans, but that doesn't matter. There's one explanation for why millennials have been slow to buy homes: avocado toast. At least that's what Australian millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner told his country's "60 Minutes," in comments that are being widely mocked around the Internet. 2y
DebinHawaii @2BR02B It is delicious! 😋 2y
DebinHawaii @SandyW Yep, I've seen the various articles about that and I finished a book recently that refers to it as "the new blood diamond of breakfast" due to the impact the increase in avocado purchases has had on the world. But I'm still going to eat it on Wednesdays... ? 2y
SandyW @DebinHawaii -- I'm in SoCal🌵, I eat avocados almost every day. 😳 2y
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ReadingMeagan
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Pickpick

This was an enjoyable read, I have been dreaming about living in Paris since I finished it. Perfect read when you need something light.

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SaraFair
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Pickpick

Happy Easter everyone! He has risen! What a great day to finish my delicious book. I am so enjoying Jenny Colgan's books. Paris and chocolate- what could be better? I highly recommend this one, the descriptions are spot on and make you feel like you are right there. C'est un bonne idee! - Get it?

LauraBeth Happy Easter! 3y
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Pemberley
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book for the most part. It was fluff, a palette cleanser between some heavier reads, and looking at it like that, I chose "pick." It wasn't amazing, or super memorable. It was fun, and fluffy, and I enjoyed it for what it was.

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Pemberley
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As soon as she took one sip, she knew he was right. It spread right through her, warming every vein. It made her curl up her toes in delight. It tasted like something the White Witch of Narnia might have given Edmund to betray his family, and it tasted like it would have worked.

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Chachic
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#somethingpretty for #riotgrams - both the book cover and the pancake! I've had this book for years, bought it when I was in the mood for something similar to @LauraFlorand's Amour et Chocolat series. I hope I enjoy reading it just as much as Laura's books.

#bookandcoffee #bookandbrunch #romantsy

asiriusreader Yum!! 3y
Chachic @asiriusreader Pretty and yummy pancake.👌 3y
kspenmoll Delicious! 3y
Chachic @kspenmoll Indeed! 😄 3y
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Pemberley
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I want this.

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Pemberley
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Happy Valentine's Day! I'm starting The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris to celebrate. I love Valentine's Day, and a romantic story centered around chocolate sounds perfectly appropriate.

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Chachic
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I just realized I have three Jenny Colgan books in my TBR pile. I bought The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris when I was in the mood to read more books similar to Laura Florand's. And I found the other two in a book sale. All of them have such pretty covers. Have you guys read any of these? What did you think of them?

#romantsy #Paris

EloisaJames I haven't but the covers are delicious! 3y
mirenbflores How purrrty 😍 3y
Chachic @EloisaJames I know, right? That's also why I bought them! So nice to look at.😊 3y
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Chachic @mirenbflores Yes, they are! I hope their insides are as nice as their covers. 3y
Angieville Love the covers. 3y
Chachic @Angieville They're beautiful, and I also like how they have their own designs but still match each other. 3y
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littlebeesreads
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It's a chocolate shop...of course I need to read it 😂😂

#chocolate #paris #loveliestchocolateshopinparis

Chachic I picked this up based on the title and cover too! Also because I wanted to find something similar to Laura Florand's books. 3y
littlebeesreads I've never heard of The Chocolate Thief @Chachic !!! 3y
Chachic That's the first book in a whole series that features hot French guys who make chocolates and pastries in Paris. You should definitely check it out! 😁 3y
littlebeesreads Sounds like my kind of books @Chachic going to go add to my list now!! Thanks! 3y
Chachic @littlebeesreads You're welcome! Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.💖 3y
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shiree
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picked this up in a charity shop 3 for £1 and such a easy but good read. Another new author to collect

Chachic I have a copy of this but haven't read it yet! I was thinking it has a similar premise to Laura Florand's books because of the chocolate shop in Paris. 3y
shiree I really enjoyed it. Very descriptive and an easy read. 3y
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ramyasbookshelf
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Omg! Omg! Omg! The best welcome after a long day at work is a surprise package full of delicious delicious reads! I'm off to Paris folks (book traveling, not literal..)!!

Leelee08 ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
MrBook Niiiiice! 3y
LeahBergen How lovely! 3y
Zelma You need some croissant or yummy pastry with these! 🍰🍰🍰🍰 3y
Chachic You might enjoy Laura Florand's Amour et Chocolat books too, she writes about hot chocolatiers making delicious treats in Paris.😁 3y
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