Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A first novel that rather cloyingly describes the transformations that overtake the residents of a small French village when a mysterious stranger and her daughter arrive and open a chocolate shop. The townspeople of Lansquenet live in the present day, but the patterns of their lives were established long before they were born—and change very little from year to year. A hamlet straight out of ... Read full review

Review: Chocolat

Editorial Review - - Krista Madsen

At the beginning of Lent, an unwed mother opens a decadent chocolate shop in a tiny, religious French village that hasn't changed for a 100 years. Scorned as a Jezebel and a witch by some and revered for her confectionary healing by others, Vianne asks, "I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crashcrashcrashing among the hazels and nougatines ... Read full review

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