The Chocolatier

WOMEN'S FICTION:  Celina Savoia is having a difficult time getting over the mysterious death of her husband. She decides to take her son to visit his father's family where she spends her time looking after her son and making chocolate. The longer she stays there, the more she believes that her husband had a secret and it is linked to his death. Having grown close to her late husband's brother, Lauro, she is afraid that whatever she finds out will mean she cannot have a future with him. All they can hope for is that the information they will find out will not ruin the relationship they have.

This truly beautiful book will stay with the reader long after the last page is read.  Almost works of art, the descriptions of the surroundings are in depth and grab one from the first page and pull them right in. The story goes in different directions, with an air of mystery to the plot. Celina is a strong and lovable character who has been through so much as she strives for answers to her husband's death.  Transitions from one scene to the next, however, make it extremely hard at times to understand the flow of the story.  Atmospheric, stunning, and astounding are just three words to describe "The Chocolatier."  Jan Moran has written a historical romance that more than lives up to the genre. Whether a fan of historical romance or not, do not pass this book up. There will be no regrets!

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick