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Karen Brooks Hi Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you! As for whether or not I will continue the story, I have no plans at present but did leave it op…moreHi Julie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you! As for whether or not I will continue the story, I have no plans at present but did leave it open just in case. As a few readers have pointed out, it would be nice to follow Rosamund and Matthew into the New World and see where the chocolate adventures take them. I never say never. :) Warmest wishes, Karen (less)
Karen Brooks Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have made my day! I think it would make a good movie too - the costumes, the settings, the peopl…moreHi Dawn! Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have made my day! I think it would make a good movie too - the costumes, the settings, the people! LOL! Nice to imagine. As for a sequel... I never say never, but it's not in my plans at the moment (I have just finished a book set in 17th century Scotland about fishwives and witchcraft and it's based a terrible true story. Now I am working on what's sort of a follow-up to one of my earlier period novels, The Brewer's Tale. basically, I've taken a popular character from that book and am giving her her own tale). But as for a sequel for TCW, it will depend on how it sells (that's from the publisher's perspective), but it does lend itself to a follow-up, doesn't it? I can imagine doing the next generation or even Rosamund's and Mathew's and Bianca's efforts to settle in the New World and start the business there. Thanks again for your kind words, I so appreciate them. Warmest wishes, Karen (less)
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“Leaning in until her lips almost touched his, she took in his breath, his life force, allowing the scents of musk and cinnamon and the heady spiciness of chocolate she always associated with him to capture and hold her, as it always had--- as he always had.”
Karen Brooks, The Chocolate Maker's Wife

“A devil and an angel would see the beauty in each other and joy would be reborn, tenfold, a hundredfold; joy with all its bittersweet promise.
And love. One could not forget love.
Or a bowl of sweet, dark chocolate.”
Karen Brooks, The Chocolate Maker's Wife

“From what I understand, signora, the Quakers, who are also known as Friends, are a small group of devout people who worship in silence, believing no one person can interpret the word of the Lord but all have the Light of God in them. When it shines, whoever feels it may address others--- the Friends--- who gather for meetings. They believe that under the loving eyes of God the Father, all men and women are equal."
"Equal? Men and women?" Rosamund could scarce believe it.
"Men and women, the nobles and the poor, the gentry and the servants-- even those with dusky skins or cream. All the same."
"And they worship in silence? How?"
"By communing with God in their own way.”
Karen Brooks, The Chocolate Maker's Wife

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