The Chocolatier

Jan Moran (Author)
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Description

A young widow. A husband she thought she knew. On the picturesque Italian coast of Amalfi lies a chocolatier's destiny...

San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, resolves to take their young son to Italy's shimmering Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father's family. Just as she embarks on a magical, romantic life of making chocolate by the sea surrounded by a loving family, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret-forged in the final days of WWII-that could destroy the relationships she's come to cherish.

While a second chance at love is tempting, the mystery of her husband's true identity thwarts her efforts. Challenged to pursue the truth or lose the life she's come to love, Celina and her late husband's brother, Lauro, must trace the past to a remote, Peruvian cocoa region to face the deceit that threatens to shatter their lives-or lose the life and those she has come to love.

The Chocolatier offers a testament to the resilience of love, along with insights into the fascinating world of chocolate-making. Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary Summer Beach series, and the historical novels, The Winemakers, Hepburn's Necklace, and Scent of Triumph. For readers of Danielle Steel, Renee Rosen, Chanel Cleeton, Susan Meissner, Debbie Macomber, Barbara Taylor Bradford, and Gill Paul.

A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - Library Journal

"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." - Booklist

"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster

Excerpt:

One chocolate truffle had changed her destiny. Indeed, it was one of Celina's best-a silky cocoa powder-dusted truffle filled with raspberry-infused, dark chocolate ganache and enrobed with a couverture, a layer of rich chocolate that melted optimally with the warmth of the body.

After she had offered one to a weary, dark-haired soldier who had just returned from the European front, he introduced himself as Tony Savoia, an Italian immigrant whose family had owned and operated Cioccolata Savoia before war rationing had made sugar difficult to obtain.

And so the saga begins...give yourself the gift of The Chocolatier now.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Sunny Palms Press
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
Pages
380
Dimensions
5.51 X 0.85 X 8.5 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781951314026

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About the Author

Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author who writes 20th-century historical novels and heartfelt, contemporary women's fiction series. Hepburn's Necklace, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and Scent of Triumph are stylish historical novels published in 12+ languages, while her Summer Beach: Seabreeze Inn and Coral Cottage are beloved beach read series. Most titles are also in audiobooks. She lives in California.

Reviews

"Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. VERDICT: A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - The Library Journal

"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." - Booklist

"We were spellbound by the thread of deception weaving the book's characters into a tangled web, and turned each page anticipating the outcome." - The Mercury News

"A delicious novel that makes you long for chocolate." - Ciao Tutti

"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." -- Rebecca Forster, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A feel-good book in which the love between family members and the love for chocolate is central." -- About My Bookshelf

"A wonderful, smoothly written. The love of chocolate drips from the page. Full of intrigue, love, secrets, and romance." -- Lekker Lezen