Monday 22 January 2018

Audio: 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. 

Audio CD, 10h
Published January 18th 2018 by Tantor Audio (first published January 1st 2013)
Women's fic /romantic fiction
For review

My thoughts:
OH I can still hear Anna's voice in my head! She sounded so fun, and like we would have a jolly good time together.

Let us begin. Anna has an accident and spends some time at a hospital and re-connects with an old French teacher of hers. She kind of floats through life, sure working at a choco factory is fun (omg, that would be so amazing!), but what else?

The book has another POV too. A young Englishwoman in the 70s who falls for a handsome Frenchman, and well it is obvious how it connects, and kind of sad too.

I liked Anna and her new life in Paris. She has no idea what to do but she just goes for it. She truly finds something to be happy about.

I also liked the 70s story and wondered how it all would work out...

Sweet, and bittersweet. Fun and I need to go to France and eat REAL chocolate. Oh and food.

Narrator:  Beverley A Crick
Oh her Anna voice was so fun! Yes, like I said, Anna and I would be amazing friends. Her voice was just perfect. Shy, happy, confused, sad and witty.

She really made this book fun


  1. Ooh dual timelines! It sounds like such a cute read. I'll have to look into it.

  2. I love reading stories where I can connect immediately to the MC! Anna sounds great :)

  3. Paris and chocolate would seem to go well together. :)

  4. That is the cutest cover. I want to read it just for that!

  5. I'd love to work around a bunch of chocolate if I got to sample some too. lol

  6. Chocolate and Paris? Yes, please!

  7. Bet I'd be hungry for sweets while reading :)

  8. This one is new to me but it sounds great. I wonder how the two stories will connect.

  9. I just love the food in PARIS!! Its so dang good.

  10. The narrator sounds perfect for the character! And let me just tell you, I would not last two minutes working in a chocolate factory before being fired for sampling too much of product...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. I like Colgan's books so this is going on my list. I'll probably go with the audio.

  12. Ok, it's official. I'm headed to France with you for chocolate and reading! Hugs...RO

  13. Sounds cute. Not for me. *evil laugh*

  14. I enjoyed reading this one so I can only imagine how much better the audio one was. I loved Paris in this book and I am not even much of a traveller.

    1. Audio was wonderful and I sure felt I was in Paris

  15. This sounds like a great little "palate cleanser" to listen to in between review books. :-)

  16. Glad that you loved it. I have a copy of this on my Kindle that I still havent read. Should do it soon.



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