About the book
When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock – especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?
Reviewed by Shipton Bellinger W I Reading Group:
A very enjoyable book on many levels. Well written and closely observed. Characters are complex. This book generated more discussion than any other we have read. Not the light read we at first assumed it would be. Well worth reading.