I was excited to receive a copy of The Chocolate Promise from The Reading Room and Allen & Unwin recently. Josephine Moon’s The Tea Chest was delightful and I’ve been waiting and waiting for her next book.
Here’s the blurb:
Christmas Livingstone has ten rules for happiness, the most important of which is ‘absolutely no romantic relationships’. In The Chocolate Apothecary, her enchanting artisan store in Tasmania, she tempers chocolate and creates handmade delicacies. Surrounded by gifts for the senses, in this shop chocolate isn’t just good for you, it’s medicine. And then one day a stranger arrives at her front door – a dishevelled botanist seeking her help. She really doesn’t need Lincoln van Luc to walk into her life, even if he does have the nicest blue eyes, the loveliest meddling grandmother and a gorgeous newly rescued dog. She really doesn’t need any of it. Or does she?
Set across Tasmania, Paris and Provence, this is a glorious novel of a creative woman about to find out how far in life a list of rules will take her, with an enticing tangle of freshly picked herbs, pots of flowers and lashings of chocolate scenting the air.
The Chocolate Promise is released on March 25 and is available from good bookstores.
Would you like to win a copy? Thanks to Allen & Unwin, I have three print copies to give away to Australian readers. All you have to do is tell me your favourite type of chocolate in the comments AND what you think mine is (that’s just for fun, I won’t mark you down if you get it wrong).
The competition will close on March 30 and prizes will be sent by Allen & Unwin to winners.
**COMPETITION CLOSED** Winners are Heidi, Geckogirl Reads and Karen**