The Chocolate Promise by Josephine Moon
Published by Allen & Unwin, 2015
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My Rating: 4/5
Faced with a heartbreaking tragedy, Christmas Livingstone leaves the hustle and bustle of Sydney to return to her hometown of Evandale, Tasmania. Setting herself up with ten rules for happiness, most importantly ‘absolutely no romantic relationships’, she opens a chocolate shop and continues with her safe but pleasant life. In walks Lincoln Van Luc, a handsome stranger who turns her world upside down. He’s charming, gorgeous and, most importantly, he intrigues Christmas with his work in the cacao fields of South America.
This was an easy, light read that had me captivated until the end. I was more than happy to escape reality and dive into the pages of this sweet and indulgent read. Filled with lovable characters, this book takes you on a journey of ups and downs through Tasmania, Paris and Provence.
While the book had a certain predictability about it, there were some turns and surprises along the way that kept me guessing. Like they say, it’s all about the journey, not the destination. And the journey you take while reading this book is one that will have you smiling, laughing, filled with inspiration, captivated and at times frustrated. It may even make you hungry with all those sumptuous descriptions of delicious chocolates.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted tale of love, friendship, family and chocolate, look no further. The Chocolate Promise is the book for you.
I’ll leave you with some wise words from the pages of The Chocolate Promise:
“Being alive is a risk. You risk dying every single day. But you can’t let is stop you living. And nothing…nothing…you can do will stop death from coming eventually. So, the only choice you have is to live.”