Tuesday 13 September 2011
Guest Review by Ena: CHOCOLICIOUS BY GERALDINE SOLON
When Blair Nightingale’s husband, Larry, dies,its a week later that she learns she’s about to lose everything she owns due to a foolish mistake her husband made.Blair’s life is transformed in almost an instant from rich, Silicon Valley trophy wife to poor, widowed single mum. Blair's only goal now is to provide for her daughter. So Blair begins to pick up the pieces, she realises that Larry’s best friend George always seems to be around. Blair really resents George. When Blair is overwhelmed by all the challenges she faces, she seeks comfort in baking rich, filled, three-layered cupcakes that her grandmother once taught her, and soon Blair's life is changed forever.
First of all I have to say the cover is delicious! I think I put a stone on in weight just looking at it! Back to the book, Blair obviously feels hurt and betrayed by her husband Larry, and the fact he hid their true circumstances and his mistakes away from her. Blair knows she cannot turn back time so has to knuckle down and forge a new life for herself and her daughter. Blair needs comfort so she does what most of us women do in a crisis and seek comfort. Blair seeks comfort in baking the gorgeous cupcakes she used to bake with her grandmother. That's when things begin to turn around for Blair and her daughter, as with help from George, Blair sets up her own business. The book started out being quite slow paced and then just as I was about to give up it started to gather pace and in the end I really quite enjoyed the book. I had never read anything by this author before but will certainly be keeping an eye for more now and would recommend her books to friends too.
Available Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk £2.14