Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Chocolate Lovers Christmas by Carole Matthews

Christmas is just around the corner but the women of The Chocolate Lovers' Club have more to worry about than present shopping . . .
Lucy loves running Chocolate Heaven but she hasn't spent time with her boyfriend, Aiden, in weeks. And then her ex-fiance turns up and things become even more complicated.
Nadia hasn't let herself get close to a man in a long time, yet she can't help feeling drawn to Jacob. Will he be her last chance for a happy ending?
Chantal and her husband, Ted, are besotted with their baby daughter Lana - but she's not sure that's enough to base a marriage on.
Autumn is dealing with a tragedy that has hit too close to home. But when she doesn't get the support she needs from her fiance, will she look elsewhere for comfort?
Can friendship overcome all in . . . The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas.

I absolutely loved this book.  I really struggled to put it down and seriously contemplated taking time off work just to finish it!  It combined all my favourite things and I could read these books forever.  There is nothing I don’t love about this story, Chocolate, Christmas and the trials of 4 best friends.  I am sorry to say it again but I love it. 

I read the first book in this series quite a while ago but when I started reading this it all came flooding back like I had just read it before starting this one.  I love that Carole keeps the continuity going in each book and the characters are so easy to connect with.

It is like reading about my best friends and I love that new characters are introduced like Stacey yet they don’t take away from the story and just slot in so easy.  The characters are adults with their own lives yet still manage to find time between work and family to have their own time out and see their friends.  It is pure escapism and makes me hope that my 3 friends and I are like this when we all start having our own families and stay in touch and meet up.  It is amazing that I compare my friends and me to fictional characters and want to be like them.

There is no better story to read at Christmas time and it is definitely one of my festive favourites.  I read the 2 chapters at the end of the book that are for Carole’s next book in the series and I beyond excited for it!  Carole is one of my favourite authors and this book will not disappoint her fans.

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea, Calling Mrs Christmas, The Christmas Party and The Cake Shop in the Garden. 

In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She was given an award for Outstanding Achievement by the Romantic Novelists' Association in 2015. 

She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

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