Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Book Review: "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... more », 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 is the first in the "Icicle Falls" series. Wow! What a great book!!! I have enjoyed all the books that I have read by this author. This one didn't disappoint. The family dynamics were great in this book. I loved how the family pulls together to save the family business.
The writing of the book is great. I love to feel a part of the story as a reader and this book did it for me.
There are recipes also included in the book. YUM! It made me hungry for chocolate no matter what time of day I read the book.
Haven't heard of Sheila Roberts? She writes on the same lines as Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, etc. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
I can't wait for the next one in the series!