CANDACE SWEET'S CONFECTIONARY by Bonnie Dee - A Reader's Opinion
A Reader's Opinion
One of the most romantic and delicious stories a reader could ask for!
Bonnie Dee's Candace Sweet's Confectionary is a love story that makes me swoon! It is the third book in The Providence Street Shops. I have read the two previous installments and found her female characters so endearing and tenacious in pursuing their greatest dream, and I could not pass up the chance to read this one too. I love the fact that the heroines of this series are ambitious for the time of 1907.
Ms. Dee's characters are beautifully written, and their story kept me interested until the very end. A must-read if you're looking for a romantic story that is so sweet!
Candace Sweet's Confectionary tells the charming story of Candace, a businesswoman who got away from a controlling guardian, and who only wanted to keep her rightful fortune. Now safe from him, she opens her chocolate confectionery shop on Providence Street where her two best friends, Hattie and Rose, have their own shops. You might remember them from the previous stories. When a charming man, Alain, enters her shop, little did she know, that he would forever change her life. Monsieur Moreau, the heir of a dynasty of Paris Chocolatiers and father of seven-year-old Vivienne, is there to taste her chocolate delights and give her tips to attract new customers. But his goal is to promote his own brand in different shops outside Paris. Alain offers a proposal that might interest her! Will she accept? Once again, danger lurks around her! Is she safe from the monster of her past? As Candace and Alain spend time together sharing chocolate techniques, a new relationship blooms. Will they fall in love? Will another dream come true for this charming and brave heroine?
Candace Sweet's Confectionary
(The Providence Street Shops, book 3)
Decadent chocolate inspires romance for two confectioners.
After suffering indignities at the hands of her guardian, Candace Sweet sheds the shackles of an aristocratic upbringing to open a confectionery. There she delights in creating decadent chocolate truffles, but memories of her ordeal continue to embitter her new life. When an irresistible salesman enters her shop, he introduces a new element into the confusing recipe of emotions. Candace struggles to reconcile her growing feelings for Monsieur Moreau with the purely business agreement he proposes.
With his family business failing, chocolatier Alain Moreau works to expand the venerable Moreau brand beyond Paris. While peddling chocolates to a new shop in London, he is struck by exquisitely decorated truffles… and their equally appetizing creator. Soon, he isn’t certain whether he’s more interested in selling to or wooing the proprietress, yet there are serious impediments in his life to any romantic entanglement.
Figures from both of their pasts keep the sweet makers apart. When an old friend comes to Candace for support during her time of need, Candace begins to understand that some barriers should be broken and true happiness may require sacrifice.
The finest chocolate is created by combining the bitter with the sweet.
Historical Romance | Pub: May 20, 2021 | 174pp | Dragonblade Publishing
Format Read: E-book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Content Rating: 3 Hearts* | Reviewed by Nicole Laverdure
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