Thursday 21 April 2016

Review of The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews - Five **


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 have loved the Chocolate Lovers' series from the first book and this was fabulous! It can be read as a stand alone, but for me, it was fantastic to get together with Lucy, Chantal. Nadia and Autumn once more.

I've laughed with them, cried with them, got angry with them - but this book had me sobbing and howling with laughter! It is the peak of the series and I LOVED it! It is all about love as always - parental love, spousal love, friendship love, past love - and the conflicts that can develop as a result of this. And, of course, it's about chocolate!

It's not all smooth sailing for them - Chantal faces an immense challenge with her health, Autumn attempts to connect with her daughter, Nadia is challenged with the new versus the old and Lucy is still trying to fix everyone at the expense of herself.

Towards the end of the book, there are two stand out moments. One I've shared below, the other involves Marcus and had me in tears. No spoilers here though.

I learned something about Carole as well - this quote is so very meaningful - I am convinced it is how she feels! No doubt, if I'm wrong, she'll tell me ;)
Lucy, talking about her parents, "I don't want a love like theirs which seems to rely on mutual irritation and drama. I want Crush and I to be the best of friends and, when the passion has faded - as inevitably it will - that we still adore each other. That our love will deepen into care and respect. That our two lives will grow as one. That being apart will be inconceivable." How beautiful is that?

And that is the book in a quote - loving, beautiful and enduring.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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