A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Limited on November 2nd 2017
Genres: Chick Lit, Holidays, Love & Romance
*The new, deliciously festive 'Cosy' novel from the Kindle bestselling author of The Cosy Teashop in the Castle*
The snow is falling, the hot chocolate's warming, and hearts are melting . . .
Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that's become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals' festive favourites.
From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn't taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it's the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop's miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma's Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful.
With the whole village rallying behind her - and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side - Emma's determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream.
The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?
Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life. Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.
Christian or Secular: Secular.
Trigger Warnings: Unsure
Disclosure: This book was boring me and I put it down. Since I did not finish—I’m unable to give a full content review.
I hate being one of “those” people who gives a review for a DNF but since I have several messages asking me why I put this book down, all I can do is give an honest answer.
This book was fairly boring to me. I gave it a really good go and made it to the 30%. But, it took me four days to make it to 30%. This book has 432 pages and it took me four days to get that far? To give an idea of how fast I read…I read a 870 page book this year in five hours. There’s no way it should have taken me four days to get 30% into a 432 page book.
I tried my best. The cover is adorable but I just couldn’t get into it. There was so much dialogue that I felt I was reading lines from a movie rather than a book.