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The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Escrito por Jenny Colgan

Narrado por Beverley A. Crick


The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Escrito por Jenny Colgan

Narrado por Beverley A. Crick

valoraciones:
4/5 (31 valoraciones)
Longitud:
10 horas
Editorial:
Publicado:
Jan 18, 2018
ISBN:
9781541489806
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

It's true 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.

Hopeful, laugh-out-loud funny, and irresistibly addictive, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is a novel worth savoring.

Editorial:
Publicado:
Jan 18, 2018
ISBN:
9781541489806
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Jenny Colgan is Scottish born and bred, born in Ayrshire in 1972. After graduating from Edinburgh University, Jenny worked for six years in the health service whist moonlighting as a cartoonist and doing stand-up in the outer fringes of London’s comedy circuit.

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  • (5/5)
    One of my favorite writers and as ever I did enjoy it! This book makes you think about your next possible weekend in Paris and about how one step can change your future forever. Near to the end of the book you might need to keep some tissues handy.
  • (4/5)
    Although Anna seems to be the main character, it feels more like it's Claire's "what might have been".Their stories are written parallel until it is time for the older, ill Claire to reconnect with the man she never forgot in the city no one can ever forget. Anna escapes herself in Paris with Claire's help after learning what it is like to have a disability that few can see. Written with sensitivity and understanding.
  • (4/5)
    Anna has had a terrible accident at work. She shares her hospital room with her old French teacher from school. They develop a unique friendship. This leads Anna to a new job at a fancy chocolatier shop in Paris.Anna is a little bit of a scaredy-cat. There were times I wanted to shove her in the right direction. Luckily Claire, her French teacher, knows just what buttons to push to get Anna out the door.I enjoyed the characters in this read, especially Anna’s flat mate, Sami. He is a hoot. Then there is Anna’s love interest, Laurent. I had a love/hate relationship with him. And of course, there is Claire. You just must read this book to find out!This is a very sweet read, pun intended. It is a bit wordy in places but the characters are amazing. And, of course, who can forget about the location! PARIS! And don’t forget the recipes! Yes! Wonderful chocolate recipes!
  • (4/5)
    Anna is coasting along not doing much with her life when a freak accident puts her in the way of her old French teacher. Anna ends up working for an upscale chocolatier in Paris and slowly discovers all the unplumbed potential she has. There is a nice side story about the French teacher, but I found Anna's story the most interesting.
  • (3/5)
    The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris was a well-written story, the story just wasn’t for me. The beginning of the book drew me in, and I really liked the main character, but I didn’t feel much of an attachment to any of the other characters. And since this was a dual narrative, the other characters were a major component of the storyline. When I pick up a Jenny Colgan book I’m expecting a warm, funny story with a bit of conflict. This book was more poignant with one serious accident, one dying woman and a morbidly obese man. (no spoilers here...this is revealed in the beginning of the book). I didn’t want to feel sad while reading a book about a chocolate shop and Paris. Also, I was confused about a couple of significant statements that were made. I didn’t understand what was being alluded to until further along in the book.Anyway, here’s a brief synopsis.....Anna Trent, 30, works in a chocolate factory. She has a serious accident on the job and finds herself in the hospital for several weeks. During her convalescence, Anna is reunited with her former French teacher, Claire, who’s receiving chemotherapy treatments. Anna worries about how her own life will proceed now that she can’t return to the factory, is boyfriendless, and partially disabled from her accident. Claire mentions that she used to know someone in Paris who worked in a Chocolate Shop, and she arranges for Anna to work there. Here’s where the story changes time-periods to show the connection between Claire and the owner of the chocolate shop. I did like a few things about the book. I loved hearing about the process of making fine chocolate, and I enjoyed Anna’s character development. I wished the book was about her life alone, and not Claire’s too, because it’s what made it depressing. Claire’s breathy, wisp of a voice was harrowing sometimes. Beverley Crick, the audio narrator, did a good job portraying dying Claire’s voice. Maybe too good, because hearing it made me want to cry. Overall, this book was just okay to me.
  • (4/5)
    I was pretty impressed with this book.... I usually do not go for romance unless there is humor and/or paranormal. I did read a review in Book Chat and it sounded like it would be interesting, it was.I liked the characters, I liked the intertwining stories, and this held my interest. It reminded me of one of the Juliet Blackwell books I had read last year....Claire, 58 and Anna, 30 meet in the hospital in neighboring beds. Claire is dying from cancer & Anna has lost two of her toes in a freak accident at the Chocolate factory where she worked (yep, past tense).As they begin to get to know each other better, they find they have Chocolate in common. Claire once (still) in love w/ a famous Chocolaterie sends Anna to Paris to work for him, learning his trade, where Claire's past & Anna's future meld into a very lovely story.The two intertwining love stories are bittersweet (pun intended) and interesting... somethings are a bit too pat, but as Romance novels go, this one is down to earth. So, considering I normally avoid Romances at all costs, I really have to say this is a heartwarming tale. I would have, however, maybe liked more information on the making of chocolate. Although the author included many of her own recipes... the use of corn syrup, vegetable oil, & a few other questionable ingredients was a let down for me....Still this book earns Four (4) Stars
  • (3/5)
    This book was exactly what I expected it to be--light and fun, with good amounts of chocolate and other food descriptions thrown in.
  • (2/5)
    Light hearted story against a lovely Paris background but the plot was a bit patchy. Fun, quick read though.
  • (4/5)
    This is a light hearted fun read about a shy English girl who goes to Paris and not only finds herself but finds love. Anna is befriended by Claire, her old French teacher, while in the hospital after a freak accident at her job. She goes to France to work at a temporary job making chocolate. Not only does she learn all about chocolate - she learns to love herself and finds love in the most beautiful city in the world - PARIS. Its a fun read and a notch above normal chick lit. I highly recommend it.
  • (4/5)
    It was ok but I didn't like the end of it! I thought and imagined other thing.
  • (4/5)
    An unfortunate accident at a chocolate factory turns out to be very fortunate for Anna. Recovering in hospital, Anna finds herself sharing a room with her old French teacher, and almost before she realizes it, she is working in a small chocolate shop in Paris. Not really knowing how to make chocolate leaves Anna nonplussed. Little does she know what adventures await her. This novel is like chocolate. Sometimes bittersweet, sometimes smooth and delectable, but always delightful. It’s another fine tale from Jenny Colgan whose novels never disappoint.
  • (4/5)
    Thirty-year-old Anna becomes friendly with Claire, who - years previously - was her French teacher. Claire teaches Anna some more French and then Claire suggests that she might take a temporary job in Paris with an old friend of hers.

    The narrative is mostly set in the 21st century, following Anna’s adventure when she sets out into the unknown, and starts to learn some independence. But interleaved throughout is the story of Claire’s own adventures in Paris when she was 17. Although the two women are a generation apart in age, and grew up in completely different circumstances, their stories intertwine beautifully.

    There are romantic threads; indeed, romance and a broken relationship are the trigger for much of the story. But there’s also a lot about French culture, and an amazing amount of detail about chocolate-making. All in the context of the story, rather than straying, as some books do, into a tedious display of the author’s knowledge.

    The writing flows well, and it was an ideal book for me to read in the airport and on a five-hour flight. It was light enough that I could keep reading even when tired; interesting enough that I never wanted to put it down.