Jenny Colgan

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris [Jenny Colgan]

Anna Trent may be a supervisor in a chocolate factory…but that doesn’t necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. So 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.

🍫🇫🇷🌹My thoughts on the novel🍫🇫🇷🌹

I’ve read many novels by Jenny Colgan, a go-to writer for those who love chick lit books. I usually very much enjoy her novels, but this new one failed to catch my interest. From the onset, I was put off by the weirdly intense drama going on in the first chapter. The lead female character is the victim of a freak accident, but to give it a lighter touch, the scene is coloured with Anna’s ironic perspective. For me, the rendering felt too strange. Then, I was annoyed by the slow and ponderous writing style, a real hindrance I couldn’t overcome.

I may not have liked this new book, but Jenny Colgan remains one of my favourite chick-lit writers, so I’ll definitely pick up another one of her books.

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