October 6, 2012
Today I have a little treat for you–a guest review from my sister, Sandy Smith! This is her first so, please be kind.
Few women know romance, and chocolate, like Sheila and with BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE, she’s concocted a story (sprinkled with a few chocolate recipes!) that have you dreaming of everything from milk to dark.
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. Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, is determined to save it and comes up with the idea to host a chocolate festival! But fate seems to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother’s attempts to help aren’t helping. To make matters worse, the future of the company is in the hands of her archenemy, bank manager Blake Preston. Samantha is pretty sure Blake couldn’t care less about Sweet Dreams, but he’s determined to prove to her that there’s something even better than chocolate.
I fell in love with Icicle Falls. It is a place I would love to visit, mostly for the townspeople who know how to stick together. Growing up in small town Arkansas, it’s something I can relate to. The main character had many admirable qualities, especially her never-quit attitude. The multiple dreams in the story were a little different. Overall, I would describe it as a sweet story, played out much like a Lifetime movie.
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