"Better than Chocolate," by Sheila Roberts
Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?
After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They'll have a chocolate festival! Time's running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town's behind them, so everything's bound to go smoothly….
Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother's attempts to help aren't helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It's enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake's also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there's something even better than chocolate.
This was a really good book. A feel good book, that is easy to read and a story where you want the lead character Samantha, to succeed. The way the town of Icicle Falls is described makes you want to visit there yourself. Also the way Sheila introduces other characters makes you want to learn more about them. There are three books in the Icicle Falls series so far, you can see all three here, and I would hope there are more to come.
Stars out of 5: a solid 5 loved this book, enjoyed the way Sheila wrote and her type of writing. She is an author I will be looking out to read more of.
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