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Desejos de Chocolate

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Na perfeita aldeia de Sticklepond, Lancashire, Chloe faz e vende chocolates deliciosos e inspiradores, que contêm uma previsão ou uma frase encorajadora para cada cliente. Se a sua vida fosse tão fácil de prever, talvez Chloe pudesse ter visto que iria ser abandonada junto ao altar… Mas quando um novo vigário chega à aldeia, os rumores aumentam de intensidade. Para além de...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published 2011 by Quinta Essência (first published 2010)
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
I really wasn't impressed by this book. With the main subjects being love, magic and chocolate, I thought that this would be a nice, easy chick-lit book that I'd be able to get through easily. However, I found the writing pretty annoying with complete overuse of the exclamation mark (it REALLY stared to annoy me). It didn't really interest me at any point and for the most part of the book nothing of importance really seemed to happen. This certainly isn't a book that I'd want read again or recom...more
I like Trisha Ashley.

I like her capable, tireless, domestic heroines. I like her detailed descriptions of their cleaning / cooking / gardening / chocolate making skills (delete as appropriate for book under discussion.) I love her cosy rural settings with just the right amount of weirdness going on in the background. I even like her brooding yet loveable heroes although I'm not entirely sure I read these books for the romance.

I am aware that by concentrating so firmly on the domestic side of lif...more
3.5 stars. This was a predictable semi-romance with chocolate-making overtones -- while most of the plot twists were rather telegraphed and obvious, it was still enjoyable, but there was never a sense of drama, or a story unfolding and building up, and to my mind, it moved along rather slowly, especially in the first half of the book.
Chocolate maker Chloe Lyon has recently moved to Sticklepond along with her grandfather Grumps, brother Jake and Zillah, her Grandmother’s cousin. Her business Chocolate Wishes is going from strength to strength and the only part of Chloe’s life that isn’t perfect is her love life. Her heart was broken as a teenager by Raffy Sinclair, who went on to become a huge rock star, and then years later, Chloe found herself being jilted practically at the altar. However, when a new vicar arrives in town,...more
Chloe lives fairly quietly with her teenage brother, eccentric grandfather and aunt in a pretty Lancashire village. She makes gorgeous chocolate wishes in the shape of angels, acts a PA to her grandfather, goes to the pub with her two best friends and very little else! She’s been unlucky in love – jilted by her fiancé just before the wedding and in the dim distant past she was badly let down by Raffy, the love of her life, when she had to leave university to look after her brother. Chloe is gett...more
Chocolate Wishes is a wonderfully warm book that has an addictive plot and very likeable characters.

Chloe lives with her grandfather and half-brother in the village of Sticklepond. Happy with her job as a chocolate maker, her life is suddenly turned upside down when the new Vicar arrives in the village. Finding out the new arrival is her ex boyfriend, Raffy, who she believed abandoned her for a music career, isn't the best news especially as she has unresolved feelings about her relationship. Ho...more
Raquel Leite
Eu estava desejosa de ler este livro, andei atras dele a ver se alguém queria trocar comigo para o ler, e agora que li fiquei completamente destroçada (o que vale é que já tenho uma “vitima” para troca comigo lol) mas agora a sério o livro é muito chato.
Eu tinha aquele desejo de ler por isto, primeiro fala de chocolate e depois de amor, e pelo que me deu a perceber de paganismo, coisa que não esta nada, mesma nada bem resolvida, e tem aquela coisa dos anjos.
A personagem com quem me ria mais at...more
I just closed the book Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley with a sad heart that it ended. This book brought me back to the village of Sticklepond after my first visit in her book A Winter's Tale.

Chloe has spent her life raising her little brother Jake. One Easter, she makes him chocolate Easter eggs bringing an idea to her mind of creating chocolate wishes. They are winged hearts with a message inside much like a fortune cookie. She has thrown herself into a thriving online chocolate business and...more
This book took far longer to read than it should have. I chose it because I wanted something light and chick-litty for when I was away that was easily digestible, quick to read and easy to read and finish. I have no idea why this didn't happen with this book. On the surface it ticked a lot of boxes - chick lit, romance, chocolate shop = tick, tick, tick but even with that it was just hard work. The story was decent, the characters were okay and there was no reason it should have taken weeks to f...more
I've been reading a pile of food-related books, and this was unfortunately not up to my expectation from the cover. Frankly, I expected more chocolate, but I'm not sure that's the author's fault. This took me longer to read than I expected just because I wasn't dying to pick it back up, and I didn't have a problem putting it down, either. The style was fine. The characters were OK. I can't really put my finger on what the problem was for me, but I wouldn't re-read this book...not sure I would re...more
Ann Boytim
Life is great for chocolate wishes maker Chloe. Moving to a new place in a village with her stepbroither, and her gramps who is into witchcraft is a new start for this family. Chole andher best friend Poppy who owns a riding stable have some fun and meet at the local pub a lot along ith their friend Miles who owns the local bookstore. Two of Chloe';s ex boyfriends move into the village and the fun begins. One boyfriend former rock star now turned village vicar. Witchcraft,and christianity come t...more
To be honest, this book was nothing like the blurb on the back. I was thinking this book would be an easy quick enjoyable read. But instead it took me over 3 weeks to read (because I stopped and didn't read it for over a week as it was boring and I couldn't get into it). I got about half way through and it was just boring me and I couldn't understanding it with all the pagan and witch talking about her grandfather and such. The shame was after I didn't read it for a week, I picked it back up det...more
The plot might be predictable, but the story is frothy and delicious and I loved it!
This book does not even reached my expectation. I was hoping for a light, romantic chick-lit story, that can swoon me, made me smile, made me fell in love with the romantic scene, the sweet romance. But I don’t feel anything near to that. In fact, I felt amazed that I can even finish this book.

I think at first (before the arrival of the vicar) the storyline is in slow-paced, kinda repetitive, where Chloe is busy with her business, helping her grandfather with the typing, and hanging out with he...more
As a bloke I was wondering what I was going to encounter when I first started to read this particular book going by its title but I soon found out that I need not have worried!Trisha Ashley is a wonderful writer. This particular story revolves around Chloe Lyon who lives with her younger half brother Jake and her grandfather 'Grumps' who heads a covern which practices pagan rites! Her life up until now has not been easy and also appears to have been fairly complicated in places to say the least....more
Valerie Jaafari
Chloé and her family are moving to Sticklepond . It’s a new start for her say the cards she usually read with Zillah .
Her shop of chocolate wishes works well and she is happy with that .
Her grand father Grumps plans to open a pagan museum in the village but most of the people are religious so they are against the family in the village ..
But maybe there will be a chance as a new vicar will be coming soon and Grumps hopes he will be more open to his ideas which are not against religious point of...more
Sara Gonçalves
Primeiro pensamento em relação a esta leitura: Tantas páginas desperdiçadas. Tantas páginas aborrecidas...
Enfim, resumindo, Desejos de Chocolate poderia ser um livro muito melhor. E digo isto porque tem cerca de 300 páginas e apenas nas últimas 100 é que a história se desenvolve. Claro que precisamos da informação que nos é dada nas 200 pg anteriores, mas bolas, aquilo não poderia ter sido resumido? Faz com que o livro se torne chato, podendo levar à desistência por parte de certos leitores.
A h...more
Vivien Ernst
Chloe wohnt in einer kleinen englischen Stadt zusammen mit ihrem Groβvater, der sich selbst als Hexenmeister bezeichnet, ihrer Tante und ihrem Bruder. Seitdem ihre Mutter von zu Hause abgehauen ist als Chloe an der Uni war und sie ihr Studium abbrechen musste um ihren Bruder aufzuziehen, verdient sie ihr Geld mit selbstgemachter Schokolade und ist damit inzwischen recht erfolgreich. Als die Familie ein gröβeres Haus im Nachbarort bezieht bekommt sie endlich die Chance einen eigenen Laden zu eröf...more
"... Und so war es also gekommen, dass ich meinen Freund wie einen Bruder liebte, meinen Bruder wie einen Sohn und meine Mutter ... überhaupt nicht. War es ein Wunder, dass ich Beziehungsprobleme hatte?"
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Chloe Lyon hat sich voll und ganz der Schokolade verschrieben. Besser gesagt, dem Herstellen von filigranen Schokoladenengeln, die mit esoterischen Botschaften auf kleinen Zetteln gefüllt sind. Seit sie von ihrem Großvater Gregory Warlock, von ihr liebevoll "Brummbart" genannt, un...more
Rea Sinfield
I have two favourite things in life and that is a good book and a bar of chocolate! This is why I decided to pick up the book Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley. The cover of the book is your typical style for a chick-lit book with a cosy little chocolate shop on the front with Chocolate Wishes in big pink writing so as you can tell this is hard to miss whilst looking for a book on the shelf. I had fallen in love with the book before I had started to read it and I had high expectations.

The book registers for me as 3.5. The story, the characters and setting were great. The problem was that the book was slow going.

I thoroughly enjoyed the village of Sticklepond in Lancaster. There is description of the unique buildings. At the begining of the story, we are introduced to Chloe Lyon. She owns a chocolate shop and her best seller is Chocolate Wishes.

The wishes are little chocolate eggs that have messages tucked inside like fortune cookies. Her mother left her about six years ago s...more
Letícia Azevedo
Os temas abordados nesta obra são imensos e muito propícios à reflexão, visto que são, maioritariamente, exemplos de erros cometidos num passado que nos podem fazer sofrer sem necessidade. Muito frequentemente, na nossa vida são os mal-entendidos ou assuntos do passado inacabados que nos fazem sofrer desnecessariamente. Esta obra aborda este mesmo problema entre as personagens principais que sofreram de um engano por parte de uma amiga que os separou, com o intuito de ficar com Raffy, o amante d...more
Is the sleepy Lancashire village of Sticklepond ready for Gregory Warlock's paganism and Chloe's chocolate fortunes? Chloe runs a chocolate business from her family home with Grumps (aka Gregory Warklock), a well known pagan author who has been known to worship in the buff, and her teenage half-brother who she has raised since her mother abandoned them. When they move into the village, they must overcome the prejudices of the locals and also come face to face with the past.

This review is going t...more
This novel was super confusing. Most of the time I was trying to figure out where the story was taking place. After double-checking with the back-cover synopsis and I realized Lancashire was in Great Britain, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the character profiles. The male protagonist is ex-rock star Raffy Sinclair who enters the story as the new village Vicar. Chloe is a chocolate maker with a family who considers themselves pagan (if I'm remembering correctly). Her brother is a bit o...more
It took a while to get into this book. The style is rather informal, and there was quite a large cast of characters. However, they were fairly distinctive, some of them eccentric, most of them likeable. The book is narrated by Chloë, a young woman in her mid-thirties who lives with her much younger step-brother Jake and her grandfather, known appropriately as Grumps.

They move to a village where Chloë's best friends live. What takes this out of the average 'village aga saga' is that Chloë's gran...more
Bernadette Robinson
This was a pretty formulaic run of the mill romance. Chloe is in a bit of a dilemma, an ex called David has asked her to house hunt with him and would like more of a relationship with her than she's prepared to give. When back into her life appears another ex in the form of Raffy an ex lead singer of a band, who she has unfinished business with.

Both men are keen but which one will Chloe ultimately choose?

This was a very easy read and I found Chloe to be a very personable heroine and with all tha...more
Paula Sealey
It is most unlike me not to find something I like in a chick-lit book, but I have to confess that, going against the grain judging by most other reviews, nothing interested me at all about 'Chocolate Wishes'.

I was initially drawn to the book by it's attractive cover (yes, I know, how silly!)and then by the blurb stating that Chloe, the main character, runs a chocolate business. Hmmm, romance, chocolate, sounds like the perfect combination doesn't it? Unfortunately, the book is incredibly slow to...more
Bev Taylor
chloe has been jilted at the altar. h/e she builds up a successful business making chocolate wishes in the shape of angels

her family is - different! a dabble in the other side of magic

mix that with a new vicar and christianity and u have a dangerous mix

once again there are wonderful characters and dialogue to match. personally i emphasised with the son, jake, most

was obvious who the new vicar would be but ......

Laura Clode
A really great novelty book which kinda involves a bit of everything. From magic to history to living in the country to relationships to chocolate to friendships to books to horses even angels and Christianity like I said everything. This is such a great addictive book. I found I could put it down however I was easily pleased to pick it back up again. So glad I read it. Only negative was it was a bit long winded with respect to what actually happens. But it's a great book.
Maureen Vincent-Northam
Chloe Lyon has cared for her half brother Jake since their fly-by-night mother upped and left. Their grandfather, Grumps, is a warlock and their aunt a tarot reader with a few odd ideas herself. When the family move into the village of Sticklepond, Grumps sets up a pagan museum while Chloe continues her growing business making Chocolate Wishes (hollow chocolate angels and hearts containing a written wish).

Her ex fiancé comes to the village and tries to rekindle their relationship and when anothe...more
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Trisha Ashley is now a full-time novelist, but she has been known to work for stained glass makers and/or plumbers. She likes to paint, eat, drink, and read literary biographies. Her previous hobbies included getting divorced and packing to move. She claims to have once actually eaten Bronte burgers at the Branwell café, but her publisher declines to verify this. She lives in North Wales.
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