The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding By Carole Matthews

 

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The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way . . .

Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source?

Nadia may have a real chance at finding love but other areas of her life aren’t so rosy. Something needs to change – but what?

Autumn can’t wait to meet someone she hasn’t seen in a very long time. She’s full of hope for the future but then things don’t exactly go to plan . . .

Chantal has been through so much and she’s finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again.

And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers’ ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They’re not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters in . . . The Chocolate Lovers’ Wedding.

I loved this novel, it was a heart warming, tear jerking, feel good read with lots of added wit and humour that will stay with me forever.

Being reunited with Lucy, Autumn, Nadia and Chantal felt like meeting up with old friends you have not seen for a while but instantly can pick up where you left off. These characters are so well written , I feel like I know them personally and can relate to them. It was great to be introduced to new characters too, Willow’s character was very likable even though she is written as a stroppy teenager , I instantly warmed to her and felt like she had been part of The Chocolate Lovers’ club for some time. Her realtionship with Willow was perfectly written, did not seem unrealistic at all. I must say though, that I wasn’t pleased that Marcus made a reappearance, I   cannot stand him, he is like a really bad headache that you just can’t shift but he is needed because he adds the drama to Lucy’s life.

I really took my time reading this installment of The Chocolate Lovers Club as I feel that it may be the last , although I sincerely hope that I am wrong, I would love to catch up with the girls again in the near future. I think these books would make a fantastic weekly drama – like 12 part or more series on television as so many women would relate to it, I mean come on what woman does not love chocolate and drama !!

 

 

 

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You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell

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On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.

Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.

Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again…

Jill Mansell has done it again ….. That is wrote an award winning novel that is amazing.

I adored this novel and all of its characters. Normally when I am reading a novel where a character dates one character but should really be dating someone else, I am desperate for the lovebirds to split up but this time I actually thought Eddie and Lily made a good couple.

The settings were described to a tee , so much so that I could really picture them, as were the characters described really well, there are quite a few characters in this novel but I remembered who was who.

I really enjoyed this novel , I read it in 3 days – I couldn’t put it down and when I did I was thinking about it ! There were a few parts that actually made me laugh out loud (no novel has ever had this effect on me).

I will be recommending this novel to everyone. Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me the chance to read this.