[PDF / Epub] ✑ Desejos de Chocolate ☄ Trisha Ashley – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • Desejos de Chocolate
  • Trisha Ashley
  • Portuguese
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9898228474

10 thoughts on “Desejos de Chocolate

  1. says:

    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 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 recommend A great disappointment


  2. says:

    This was a fun character story without a lot of surprises, but with enough charm to make it very enjoyable Ashley does a good job with small town British life, bringing both the central family and surrounding neighbors to life in a way that s organic and yet still serves the story.This is only my second of her books, and already I sense a pattern Witches and vicars and good friends and goofy families and solidly middle aged women who think they re past their romance years So far, those are me This was a fun character story without a lot of surprises, but with enough charm to make it very enjoyable Ashley does a good job with small town British life, bringing both the central family and surrounding neighbors to life in a way that s organic and yet still serves the story.This is only my second of her books, and already I sense a pattern Witches and vicars and good friends and goofy families and solidly middle aged women who think they re past their romance years So far, those are merely common elements, though, and not really anything so rigid as a formula And so far, I m still eager forI think the key draw, for me, is that her heroines are so charming in their brave, yet understated way They have gumption, even if they re used to burying it much of the time And I like her way with past loves come calling in the most interesting ways.Still, to be honest, there s not a lot that s ground breaking, here There s not a lot of drama and heartbreaks are pretty firmly in the past And, as I said above, there aren t a lot of twists that you can t see coming miles away Indeed, this was a solid 3.5 stars or so throughout But I m bumping to a four if only because I had such a hard time putting it down last night and stayed up way, way too late to finish it to me, that s a sign I enjoyed itthan I want to let on even to myself.Oh Plus bonus points for prominent mentions of my own favorite books and movies including the marvelous Bride and Prejudice


  3. says:

    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 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 life, Ms Ashley may come under fire for a certain lack of progressive feminism But when so much chick lit involves ditzy, stupid girls doing ditzy stupid things, it makes a nice change to read about capable, grown up women.It also no doubt is a reflection on the way that my life has changed as I ve progressed through to my late thirties Ten years ago when I was living a generallyglamorous life, reading about cocktails, parties and shoes wasn t quite so annoying Two kids later and my life is a constant round of cleaning, cooking and caring, with a job somewhere in the middle to keep me on my toes It does at times feel less than fufilling, especially as I am not exactly good at thedomestic pursuits So reading about women who are not only good at them but enjoy them is weirdly comforting I think its a bit like Georgette Heyer mentioned in this book as the heroines favourite author another tick for me Even when I was younger, I gravitated towards the self possessed, sensible heroines rather than the young, silly ones I very much enjoyed Kitty, Hero et al But I looked up to Sophy, Annis and Frederica.I also need to thank Ms Ashley for getting me through my recent readers block Ive had a heap of DNFs lately due to one thing or another, so actually reading this through to the finish was quite a result


  4. says:

    Overall this was just an okay read for me, very predictable I usually really love sweet light romances, however I found this story to be lacking a bit of personality Don t get me wrong, this is a cute book, but it was just okay.


  5. says:

    3.75 stars A very charming story Very English and a bit eccentric It had a tendency to run on a bit be slow but that was also part of its charm Liked the main character of Chloe along with her friends Felix Poppy Filled with eccentric characters living in BBC type English village The story revolves around Chloe, her chocolate business, her eccentric pagan family her past loves that includes the new vicar 3.75 stars A very charming story Very English and a bit eccentric It had a tendency to run on a bit be slow but that was also part of its charm Liked the main character of Chloe along with her friends Felix Poppy Filled with eccentric characters living in BBC type English village The story revolves around Chloe, her chocolate business, her eccentric pagan family her past loves that includes the new vicar


  6. says:

    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.


  7. says:

    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, 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, it seems as if Chloe s life is about to get a little bitdifficult because the vicar is none other than Raffy Sinclair Is Raffy still the same Raffy who broke Chloe s heart, or is it possible that he s changed Better yet, is Chloe even over Raffy s betrayal Until last year I d never actually heard of Trisha Ashley until I was offered the chance to read her last book Wedding Tiers I found myself thoroughly enjoying the book and when I heard the synosis for her 2010 release, Chocolate Wishes, I became evenexcited a book about chocolate is always going to win me over, I m afraid I eagerly awaited it s release and was pleased to receive a copy a few weeks ago in my mailbox I was reading something at the time but knew I was going to start it as soon as I had finished with the book I was reading.As well as telling the tale of a chocolate maker the plot also has lots of other strands Namely magical type strands I am in no way interested in paganism or witchcraft or anything of the sort in fact, the whole thing boggles my mind so when we first learn of Chloe s grandfather s beliefs, I was very worried I have no idea, even after reading the book, what on Earth it is that Chloe s grandfather believes in I am in no way religious so everything relating to paganism and witchcraft went right over my head Even less interesting to me was Chloe s interest in angel cards, tarots cards and things like that Again, that is something I am totally disinterested in and I can t say I totally believe in the entire card reading thing To my dues, I read the book with as much open mindedness as possible, and I must say that Ashley did offer an interesting perspective on everything but as I said above, it all just went above my head.One thing I did really enjoy was the chocolate making part of the plot I ve never read a book that has it s heroine as a chocolate maker and it sounds like a fascinating process Trisha Ashley must have really done her research on the art of chocolate making and she made it sound fantastic All of the pages that involved chocolate making held my attention beautifully and I must admit that, when reading the back of the book, I thought that was all the plot would have to offer As far as my ignorance towards religion goes, that wouldn t have been a bad thing for me.Another huge plus point about the book for me was the friendship between Chloe, Poppy and Felix It was a hugely believeable friendship and I could totally see why Felix seemed to be besotted with Chloe Like Chloe, though, I thought Felix and Poppy would be perfect together and wondered if they would ever realise they were made for each other All three friends were immensely likeable and Chloe as our lead character sounds like the kind of person you would want to be friends with In fact, all three of them would make some pretty fantastic friends I really liked Chloe s brother Jake, too, whom she brought up single handedly as their mother was really quite flighty and was rarely around for the two of them Even though their religious beliefs confused me, I did quite like Grumps and Zillah They were both a bit wacky and had entirely different views on things but they were still great characters I don t really know what I made of Raffy, the man who broke Chloe s heart when she was a teenager, and came back into her life when he became Sticklepond s new vicar I am not in any way religious so whenever a book includes someone who is a slave to God I never really know what to make of him her I appreciated Raffy s beliefs and I know religion is important to some people but it s not something I particularly like reading about.I liked returning to Sticklepond and I like how Ashley keeps all of her characters in or around the same village Christina Jones also does this and I always marvel at how they manage to weave all of the characters stories together and manage to bring old characters back As well as the plots mentioned above, the entire reason for the Lyons move to Sticklepond was so Grumps could open a museum That opened up an old rivalry between Grumps and a man named Mann Drake Again my ignorance belies me and I have no idea what that rivalry was truly about I can t say I know how that particular rivalry ended as I found myself skipping the parts where paganism witchcraft etc was mentioned as I just couldn t keep up with all of the different parts that I truly had no idea about.I did enjoy Chocolate Wishes but I can t rate it any higher than I have because of the simple fact that, for the most part, I was entirely confused It may well show my ignorance toward religion and all of the different beliefs people have but if something doesn t interest me, it doesn t interest me and I m not going to pretend to like it when I honestly don t Trisha has written another readable story but if religion isn t your thing then I wouldn t recommend you read it as, like me, you may find yourself confused Those interested in paganism and witchcraft will undoubtedly love the book For me, though, as much as I love Trisha s books, Chocolate Wishes just wasn t for me


  8. says:

    Love this book.The writing is amazing, the plot is great and the characters are awesome The writing was very flowing so it was a quick read and it s mistly light hearted and I found myself laughing aloud at most of it.Was really drawn in by this story, although it has alot of things going on in it, it really ties in nice and snugly and flows well.A great book to read at any time of year, great if you need a little pick me up and also helped me get out of a bit of a reading slump.Would highly re Love this book.The writing is amazing, the plot is great and the characters are awesome The writing was very flowing so it was a quick read and it s mistly light hearted and I found myself laughing aloud at most of it.Was really drawn in by this story, although it has alot of things going on in it, it really ties in nice and snugly and flows well.A great book to read at any time of year, great if you need a little pick me up and also helped me get out of a bit of a reading slump.Would highly recommend for anyone D


  9. says:

    Sorry but very disappointed in this book, felt like no real storyline Wanted the book to end quickly which isn t a good sign for me


  10. says:

    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 Plot The 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 Plot The book is based in Sticklepond which is a quaint little village in Lancashire The main character is Chloe who makes chocolates which contain little prediction wishes inside of them Since her Grandad Grumps gave her a charm to recite over the chocolate bath the chocolates seem to taste even better and have some side effects The chocolates seem to be the only thing which is going right in Chloe s life as she has been left broken hearted by her university love Raffy Sinclair when he went off with his rock band never to return Her mum has up and left her which has meant Chloe has had to bring up her brother Life is never easy at home as she lives next to the museum which her Grumps and her Aunt are about to open Her aunt is a tarot reader and can also read tea leaves and her Grumps is a warlock so life is never ordinary Chloe s life is all stirred up when a blast from the past turns up as the new vicar of the village Characters Chloe who is our main character is a very warm and loveable character She seems to be very down to earth which is a surprise considering how the rest of her family are She seems to have a very loyal and caring personality and I think this is why I found throughout reading the book that I wanted things to turn around for her to give her some enjoyment in life Poppy and Felix were Chloe s best friends who have also been brought up around the same kind of family member as Chloe so they all feellike brothers and sisters to read about than friends The relationship between the three of them was lovely to read Grumps who is Chloe s Grandfather made for a very strange character to read about and I have to say I could not connect to him at all during the book I do not feel like his character was needed in this book My Opinion Ok I am sorry but judging by previous reviews about this book I think I am going to upset the apple cart with my opinion on this review but let us all remember we all have different tastes I found it so hard to work through this book as I was so disappointed by the storyline I have learnt one thing whilst reading this book and that is not to judge a book by its cover as this book is not all about chocolate I found the story was taken over byinvolvement with tarot reading, witch craft and religion which personally is not the topics I enjoy in a book and certainly not what I expected to be reading after looking at the front cover and reading the sympnosis The parts of the book which were revolving around Chloe and her friends Poppy and Felix and also around her love life was quite nice to read but each time I started to enjoy these parts the next chapter would involveabout warlocks and tarot which then put me off reading the book again Another point I must make is on the front cover it says Full of Down to Earth Humour I have to say personally I didn t find any humour in this book at all I also did not like the way the book finished I had to check the spine to make sure no pages had been ripped out as the story seemed to come to an abrupt stop There is a part in the 2nd to last chapter where a comment is whispered to Chloe which seemed of some importance and we never did find out what that was, I have got an idea what it could be but unless there is going to be a follow on book to this one then I think we should have been told what the comment was I would not recommend this book and it is not one that I would ever read again and if there is a follow up to this book I will not be rushing out to get it I was very disappointed by this book I just wish there wasabout the chocolate business andabout Chloe s life rather than all the warlock business as I really do not think that it was needed in this book in fact I have to say I think it was that that ruined the whole book for me


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About the Author: Trisha Ashley

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 caf , but her publisher declines to verify this She lives in North Wales.