For those of you looking for a book to take you from the depths of winter to the rebirth of spring may I recommend the novel Chocalat by author Joanne Harris.
This novel was the basis for the
popular movie out last year by the same name. Although the movie garnered rave
reviews, to not read the novel is to order the non-fat decaf chocolate mocha
with no whip cream when you can have the full rich multi layered experience.
The novel takes place from February 11th to Easter Monday, March 31st and
follows mystic Vianne Rocher as she transforms a small town draped in the
gloom of winter into the fluries of spring.
While Vianne runs a chocolate
shop, she deals with ghosts of her past and present and works to put them all
Chocolat is mystical, inspirational and absolutely delicious as it
takes the forbidden and simply asks why.
Reviewed by Anne Mooney
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