Chocolate in Fiction


chocolatePeaches for Father Francis / Joanne Harris

Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Frances Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes.

The Chocolate Lovers’ ClubCarole Matthews

Four unforgettable women from totally different worlds form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafe called Chocolate Heaven, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he’ll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband, and a loveless marriage, there’s always plenty to discuss.

Death is Semisweet / Lou Jane Temple

Chef-turned-sleuth Heaven Lee heads back into action when the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Foster’s Chocolates, a family-owned business in Heaven’s native Kansas City, is marred by a sniper who shoots down a blimp advertising the event.

Chocolat : a novel / Joanne Harris

When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne’s confections.

Bittersweet / Shirlee Mccoy

Returning home to Benevolence, Washington, to help her grandfather manage Chocolate Haven, ex-prosecutor Willow Lamont, trying to cope with a secret trauma that haunts her, struggles to make her family’s unique fudge until she finds an abandoned baby, a discovery that brings a warm, handsome and way too nosy sheriff into her life.

The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha / JoAnna Carl

The approach of Easter means a rush of business at TenHuis Chocolade, and Lee and her aunt Nettie need all the help they can get to make their famous chocolate bunnies and eggs. Unfortunately, new hire Bunny Birdsong is a klutzy basket case, dropping everything she picks up. But to Lee’s surprise, she’s a wiz with computers and fixing the store’s Web site so they decide to keep her. However, Bunny receives a few visitors they could do without.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder / Joanne Fluke

Cookie-baking sleuth Hannah Swenson must protect her reputation when a popular delivery man is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah’s cookies scattered around his body.

Dark Chocolate Demise / Jenn McKinlay

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it has never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris / Jenny Colgan

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.

Better than chocolate / Sheila Roberts

The fate of her family’s chocolate business is in the hands of Samantha’s arch-enemy, the bank manager Blake Preston. Samantha decides to hold a chocolate festival in order to save the company from bankruptcy but events do not go as she expects.

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Chocolate Fiction


chocolatePeaches for Father Francis / Joanne Harris

Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Frances Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Club / Carole Matthews

Four unforgettable women from totally different worlds form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafe called Chocolate Heaven, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he’ll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband, and a loveless marriage, there’s always plenty to discuss.

Death is Semisweet / Lou Jane Temple

Chef-turned-sleuth Heaven Lee heads back into action when the fiftieth anniversary celebration of Foster’s Chocolates, a family-owned business in Heaven’s native Kansas City, is marred by a sniper who shoots down a blimp advertising the event.

Chocolat : a novel / Joanne Harris

When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne’s confections.

Bittersweet / Shirlee Mccoy

Returning home to Benevolence, Washington, to help her grandfather manage Chocolate Haven, ex-prosecutor Willow Lamont, trying to cope with a secret trauma that haunts her, struggles to make her family’s unique fudge until she finds an abandoned baby, a discovery that brings a warm, handsome and way too nosy sheriff into her life.

The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha / JoAnna Carl

The approach of Easter means a rush of business at TenHuis Chocolade, and Lee and her aunt Nettie need all the help they can get to make their famous chocolate bunnies and eggs. Unfortunately, new hire Bunny Birdsong is a klutzy basket case, dropping everything she picks up. But to Lee’s surprise, she’s a wiz with computers and fixing the store’s Web site so they decide to keep her. However, Bunny receives a few visitors they could do without.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder / Joanne Fluke

Cookie-baking sleuth Hannah Swenson must protect her reputation when a popular delivery man is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah’s cookies scattered around his body.

Dark Chocolate Demise / Jenn McKinlay

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it has never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris / Jenny Colgan

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.

Better than chocolate / Sheila Roberts

The fate of her family’s chocolate business is in the hands of Samantha’s arch-enemy, the bank manager Blake Preston. Samantha decides to hold a chocolate festival in order to save the company from bankruptcy but events do not go as she expects.

Just In – February 2018


Anatomy of a Scandal / Sarah Vaughan

Desperate to clear the name of her loving and charismatic husband in the wake of scandalous accusations, Sophie clashes with a determined prosecution lawyer, Kate, who resolves to uncover the truth and bring Sophie’s husband to justice.

Amanda Wakes Up / Alisyn Camerota

When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the job of her dreams at FAIR News–the coveted morning anchor slot–she’s finally made it: a six-figure salary, wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse. Amanda must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead–and what she needs to hold on to to save herself.

Happiness: the crooked little road to semi-ever after: a memoir / Heather Harpham

A California girl with wanderlust whose relationship with a homebody writer was significantly compromised by an unplanned pregnancy describes how their baby’s serious health disorder prompted the couple to reevaluate their views of family.

The Locals: a novel / Jonathan Dee

A rural, working-class town in New England elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire who slowly transforms the community in his image, triggering unexpected changes in the life of a financially strapped contractor and his extended family.

The Awkward Age / Francesca Segal

Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn’t know she wanted–if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn’t hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James’s seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother’s loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.

Goodbye, Vitamin: a novel / Rachel Khong

Struggling with disillusionment after a broken engagement, Ruth moves back home with her parents to discover that her father’s erratic memory loss and her mother’s eccentricity are manifesting in near-comical ways that help Ruth transform her grief.

Grace: a novel / Paul Lynch

Early one October morning, Grace‘s mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, “You are the strong one now.” With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men’s clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable odyssey in the looming shadow of their country’s darkest hour.

The Party / Elizabeth Day

Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn’t wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice, and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family’s estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had. But Martin has a secret. He knows something about Ben, something he will never tell. It is a secret that will bind the two of them together for the best part of 25 years. At Ben’s 40th birthday party, the great and the good of British society are gathering to celebrate in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. There is disquiet in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship. Would he?