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Dreaming in Chocolate A story of love hot chocolate and one little girl s wish for her mother that will make your heart swell At twenty seven Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list Only the list i

  • Title: Dreaming in Chocolate
  • Author: Susan Bishop Crispell
  • ISBN: 9781250089076
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dreaming in Chocolate By Susan Bishop Crispell, A story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl s wish for her mother that will make your heart swell.At twenty seven, Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list Only the list isn t hers After her eight year old daughter Ella is given just six months to live thanks to an inoperable brain tumor, Penelope is determined to fill Ella s remaining days wA story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl s wish for her mother that will make your heart swell.At twenty seven, Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list Only the list isn t hers After her eight year old daughter Ella is given just six months to live thanks to an inoperable brain tumor, Penelope is determined to fill Ella s remaining days with as many new experiences as she can.With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate caf Penelope runs alongside her mother in a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants The one sticking point is Ella s latest addition to her list get a dad And not just any dad Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father and the only person Penelope knows to have proved her true love hot chocolate wrong.Now Noah s back in town for a few months and as charming as ever and the part of her that dreamed he was her fate in the first place wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him The other, practical part, is determined to keep him from breaking Ella s heart too.But as Ella s health declines, Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.

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    1. 4.5 starsI really enjoyed this magical book Will one need to suspend some disbelief while reading this book You betcha Does Chocolate have healing properties I would like to believe yes This is a feel good book But wait How so The daughter has an inoperable brain tumor and has 6 months to live How can this be a feel good book That is where the magic of this book happens Penelope is a single mother raising her eight year old daughter, Ella, on her own Penelope owns a Chocolate Cafe with her Mothe [...]

    2. I have enjoyed Susan s other books, so I was pretty excited to get into this one I really liked Penelope and Noah She s reluctant and he s charming and together they have a hint of chemistry I m sure there would be a lot if Penelope would let it happen I think Sabina was my favorite character and of course Ella stole every scene she was in It was absolutely adorable seeing her trying to play matchmaker One of the things I love most about Susan s books is that the magic is right out in the open [...]

    3. ARC provided by the author for an honest review I thoroughly enjoyed this story from beginning to end A small town in western North Carolina is home to a magical chocolate shop owned by a young woman and her mother.Embraced by the town, there is even a festival that gives the residents the opportunity to make a wish for their future after having some magical hot chocolate.The drama is that the shop owner Penelope is having a crisis of faith Despite the entire town wishing for a healing the previ [...]

    4. A touching story about love, magic and chocolate Penelope is attempting to fulfill Ella s her dying daughter bucket list Ella s natural father, Noah, is unaware that she exists as he left town before she was born Ella s list includes having a dad and family This story is about magic and believing, sweetened with marvelous chocolate.

    5. A magical tale of a mother Penelope and her daughter Ella Penelope has a bucket list for Ella since her days are numbered.She feels the magic is in the Chocolate and the wonderful recipes found in the old desk.I received this book from the author for my honest review.

    6. ARC provided by the author for an honest review Love and hot chocolate are at the center of Susan Bishop Crispell s Dreaming in Chocolate, along with circumstances no mother should have to face.Penelope Dalton is a single mother working alongside her own mother in a chocolate caf The caf is a place of magic and wonder, filled with chocolates, caramels, toffee, and hot chocolate Most of what is sold is believed to have healing powers But Penelope no longer believes in the magic, not since her eig [...]

    7. Title Dreaming in ChocolateAuthor Susan Bishop CrispellPublisher St Martin s Griffin Reviewed By Arlena DeanRating FiveReview Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop CrispellMy ThoughtsIt was quite interesting the way this author puts together this fictional story of Dreaming in Chocolate that has a mix of magical realism that deals with the healing powers of its chocolates We find the story somewhat sad in thatwell let me say Penelope Dalton is a single mother who works with her mother at the cho [...]

    8. What an intriguing concept Susan Bishop Crispell, Author, of Dreaming in Chocolate has whipped up Who doesn t love chocolate, or wishes for that matter The genres for this story are Fiction, Women s fiction with an essence, and tad of magic mixed in The chocolate have a certain magical quality There is an old apothecary table that has opinions and offers suggestions and recipes What else can you add to the mix Kudos to Susan Bishop Crispell for adding a colorful cast of lovable characters in a q [...]

    9. This is a thoroughly charming and magical book I loved the characters, the small town, and the magic of love.Thank you Net Galley for the ARC.

    10. This book surprised me It was a simple story about a single mom with a dying child who has made a bucket list Simple right not so much Also involved is a magical table that gives the mom and her mom recipes that are magical Want to know what someone thinks, try the caramel make a wish the chocolate does it every time When the dad comes back into the picture, it gets complicated, as Penelope does not want to risk her heart again Plus the child, Elle, is delightful She brought quite a few smiles t [...]

    11. I won this book on Once I started reading this book chapter after chapter I became involved But suddenly the book ended leaving me wanting and with many unanswered questions Perhaps a book 2 Penelope owned a Chocolate Shoppe with her mother that was said to have magical candy recipes but when Penelope s dearest wish didn t come true she began to doubt their powers until Noah came back to townCould she dare to hope again

    12. This is the first book I have read by this author, but I loved this book It is a charming story about chocolate, magic love This is the perfect book to read during the holidays It will make you want to have a cup of hot cocoa curl up in front of the fire while you read it too Not to mention, how can you resist the title of this book

    13. Set in a small North Carolina town, the story focuses on a chocolate caf , The Chocolate Cottage, the magic it conjures with the help of an ancient apothecary cabinet and the bucket list of an eight year old girl Penelope and her mother Sabina have mixed and dispensed the magical chocolate as well as other normal confections for years providing clarity, courage, hope and showing true love to their customers, and culminating in a Winter Solstice festival where their Kismet hot cocoa is available, [...]

    14. I received a free copy of this book from St Martin s Press partner for an honest review This is a beautifully written book with very likeable characters I am not a reader of books with components of magic so I had to overcome my skepticism and just enjoy the book Penelope and her mother run a shop that sells chocolates and hot chocolate There are various magical benefits to some of the chocolate that they sell This is well known around the community and the townspeople come looking for chocolate [...]

    15. Penelope owns a chocolate shop with an apothecary table The table produces chocolate recipes that have magical cures to fix a broken heart, to make someone tell the truth, to make someone fall in love Penelope has turned cynical with regards to the table because she feels it did not make her one wish come true Will she get her wish in the end What a delightful story Who couldn t help but fall in love with Penelope s daughter Ella She firmly believes in the magic of the table and refuses to give [...]

    16. A delightful book that will have you reaching for chocolate and wishing the magic was real Susan Bishop Crispell has whipped up a confection that will melt your heart and leave you rooting for all of the characters.And I really want that apothecary table

    17. Woman Penelope owns a magical chocolate shop, yet can t cure her own daughter s Ella inoperable brain tumor.I very much enjoyed this story about Penelope, a mom who has tried everything to save her sick daughter, Ella, from an inoperable brain tumor And hello, who can resist plain chocolate, let alone magical chocolate Penelope owns the Chocolate Cottage which sells Espresso truffles that gave a jolt of energy Jasmine tea caramels that calmed frenzied nerves Spicy hot chocolate that sparked drea [...]

    18. Like the perfect chocolate candies it describes, this book manages to deftly balance its component parts so that nothing overwhelms Readers aren t required to commit entirely to a tale of a young child with an incurable disease, a romance between two lovers fighting their fate, or a widow choosing an altered state rather than face her loneliness Each of those stories alone has their strengths and pitfalls, when combined with a magical desk that produces recipes for, yes, magical candies, then th [...]

    19. I want a magic apothecary table When I picked this book up, I wasn t sure what to expect But I loved every minute of it The writing has an almost dreamy quality that matches the tone of the book The characters tug at your heartstrings from the beginning It was so good, I kept wanting to slow down and really savor it so it wouldn t end, just like a steaming mug of rich hot chocolate Dreaming in Chocolate was a delight from start to finish Can t wait to read Crispell s other books I received a fre [...]

    20. I had really enjoyed Ms Crispell s debut, The Secret Ingredient of Wishes, last year so naturally when I heard about her sopho book I knew I had to read it Dreaming in Chocolate is a heartbreakingly honest read.I m not a fan of magical realism but Dreaming in Chocolate presented the magical aspect in a simple way The thought of magic working in real life took some getting used to but I loved how the magic of the chocolates were portrayed as a possibility only One had to want it for it come true. [...]

    21. Dreaming in Chocolate is the perfect mix of Practical Magic and The Good Witch I absolutely loved it This is a quick read that is a heart warming story of three generations of women who run a chocolate shop that serves up magical treats in the small town we all want to live in As far as hole in the wall towns went, Malarkey took the cake Nestled in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, the town was one where people found themselves in one of three ways they were born there, they knew someone wh [...]

    22. A feel good love story with a twist of naughty, a twist of nice, a twist of everything with some spice.Dreaming in Chocolate was a story about being truly authentic in the time we have here on Earth, living a life you re meant to live on your terms, and finding love within the madness we call life through a wee bit of soul food and special cups of hot cocoa and along the way some special treats.At twenty seven years old Penelope Dalton is worried over her dying daughters last wishes a bucket lis [...]

    23. Chocolates that have magic I always knew that chocolate had special powers a good reason to eat But this book, Penelope and her mother run a caf that makes chocolate and other candies that have special powers They are given special recipes to make chocolates that will help each other and their customers with their lives The catch, the one thing Penelope really needs a special recipe for never happens My heart wanted to break for Penelope and her daughter but their way of living life made me smi [...]

    24. 4.5 StarsThis fabulous, heart warming, emotional story features Penelope, Ella and Noah I understand why Penelope felt the way she did about Noah Her stubbornness started to get irritating after a while When her daughter is sick and her bucket list included things that were in Penelope s grasp, she should have done it Noah was great He handled everything with an understanding not many would have Of course Ella was super cute I loved the addition of the Apothecary Table being magic That was a twi [...]

    25. Thank you to St Martin s Press for the free Netgalley copy This is for real the sweetest I mean that literally book I have read in a long time I loved this little story based right here in my home state of North Carolina The story begins many years ago when boy meets girl Girl drinks magical hot chocolate to see her true love Boy freaks out and leaves town One minor problem Girl is pregnant with their child Fast forward eight years Penelope is running a magic chocolate shop while raising her ter [...]

    26. Thank you, Netgalley, for this arc This book was fun I loved all the chocolate and the fun, festival, family friendly atmosphere My heart broke for Sabina, Penelope s mom, as she continued to grieve for her husband I m not quite sure why Penelope was so hard on Noah Not telling him that they had a child together, and then highly doubting he was going to stick around in town I loved the scene toward the end where Noah babysits Ella and they bake cookies together The ending, to me, ended abruptly, [...]

    27. I love this book so much I was actually sad that I finished the book and wanted to reread it instantly This is truly one of my most favorite novels to date

    28. There was so much I enjoyed about this novel the town of Malarkey, NC, the magical apothecary table, Kismet hot chocolate that tells you who your true love is, Noah I loved how the author explored the concepts of fate and free will I loved watching Penelope figure out whether she could give Noah a second chance, whether he was worth the risk.It was an easy book to read and I think many people will enjoy reading it There was just one problem.As a reminder, a 3 star review means I liked it I reall [...]

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