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The Chocolate Makers Wife Australian bestselling novelist Karen Brooks rewrites women back into history with this breathtaking novel set in 17th century London a lush, fascinating story of the beautiful woman who is drawn into a world of riches, power, intrigue and chocolate.Damnation has never been so sweetRosamund Tomkins, the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, spends most of her young life in drudgery at a country inn To her, the Restoration under Charles II, is but a distant threat as she works under the watchful eye of her brutal, abusive stepfatheruntil the day she is nearly run over by the coach of Sir Everard Blithman.Sir Everard, a canny merchant, offers Rosamund an opportunity like no other, allowing her to escape into a very different life, becoming the linchpin that will drive the success of his fledgling business a luxurious London chocolate house where wealthy and well connected men come to see and be seen, to gossip and plot, while indulging in the sweet and heady drink.Rosamund adapts and thrives in her new surroundings, quickly becoming the most talked about woman in society, desired and respected in equal measure.But Sir Everard s plans for Rosamund and the chocolate house involve family secrets that span the Atlantic Ocean, and which have already brought death and dishonor to the Blithman name Rosamund knows nothing of the mortal peril that comes with her new title, nor of the forces spinning a web of conspiracy buried in the past, until she meets a man whose return tightens their grip upon her, threatening to destroy everything she loves and damn her to a dire fate.As she fights for her life and those she loves through the ravages of the Plague and London s Great Fire, Rosamund s breathtaking tale is one marked by cruelty and revenge passion and redemption and the sinfully sweet temptation of chocolate. Free Download The Chocolate Makers Wife [ author ] Karen Brooks [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. story follows 17 year old Rosamund Ballister in a Cinderella style tale when she is married to Sir Everard Blithman and taken away from her home where she is treated like a servant and abused by her step father and step brothers However Sir Everard has plans for Rosamund and those plans are mainly as a source of revenge Sir Everard is kind and courteous He encourages Rosamund to take an interest in his new chocolate house Drinking chocolate was ne story follows 17 year old Rosamund Ballister in a Cinderella style tale when she is married to Sir Everard Blithman and taken away from her home where she is treated like a servant and abused by her step father and step brothers However Sir Everard has plans for Rosamund and those plans are mainly as a source of revenge Sir Everard is kind and courteous He encourages Rosamund to take an interest in his new chocolate house Drinking chocolate was new to England and was professed to cure ailments Rosamond had a flair for chocolate making and her beauty and easy manner drew many customers.As time went on cracks began to show and doubts set in as to Sir Everard s benevolence.Set in 1660 s London The Chocolate Maker s Wife is a fascinating portrayal...

  2. I can t decide whether I really liked this book or not It s based off historical characters and happenings I liked that I learned something by reading it I liked that Main character had a decidedly modern perspective I didn t like that At times I felt too much ...

  3. Chocolate had seeped into her blood As you all know by now, historical fiction is my best and favourite I ll read all sorts of genres within an historical setting that I d not even crack a cover open for with a contemporary one This year is already shaping up to be an incredible year for historical fiction Two months in and I ve read so many great titles with evenbeckoning from the pile on the bedroom floor Even though I like all historical fiction, I do have some favourite eras and Chocolate had seeped into her blood As you all know by now, historical fiction is my best and favourite I ll read all sorts of genres within an historical setting that I d not even crack a cover open for with a contemporary one This year is already shaping up to be an incredible year for historical fiction Two months in and I ve read so many great titles with evenbeckoning from the pile on the bedroom floor Even though I like all historical fiction, I do have some favourite eras and one of them is Restoration England, the mid to late 1600s The Chocolate Maker s Wife is set in the years between 1662 and 1667 For those of you who are not familiar with the era, the author neatly sums up everything I love about it in her author note in the back of the book England in the 1660s and the Restoration, was a naughty, violent, politically and religiously fraught, dangerous, cruel, exhilarating, and incredibl...

  4. 3.5 raised to 4 out of 5 Set against the background of Restoration England Charles II, latter part of 17th century an enjoyable historical romance novel about a young woman, Rosamunde, whose mother sells her into marriage to a lord, Sir Everard Blithman, Did such things really happen back then who rises from poverty and degradation to become an assertive and canny businesswoman, managing a chocolate house we d probably call it a caf where men come to enjoy the new drink, chocolate, spic 3.5 raised to 4 out of 5 Set against the background of Restoration England Charles II, latter part of 17th century an enjoyable historical romance novel about a young woman, Rosamunde, whose mother sells her into marriage to a lord, Sir Everard Blithman, Did such things really happen back then who rises from poverty and degradation to become an assertive and canny businesswoman, managing a chocolate house we d probably call it a caf where men come to enjoy the new drink, chocolate, spiced with various seasonings, sugar, and herbs and to discuss the events...

  5. Today, my lady, you also became a chocolate maker s wife The setting for this novel is Restoration London, between 1662 and 1667 London in 1662 is still coming to terms with the return of Charles II to the throne there s both frenetic gaiety and puritan sobriety And by 1667 London will endure both the Great Plague and the Great Fire.Enter Rosamund Tomkins Born into poverty and treated badly by her mother, step father and step brothers, Rosamund seems condemned to a life of drudgery in her Today, my lady, you also became a chocolate maker s wife The setting for this novel is Restoration London, between 1662 and 1667 London in 1662 is still coming to terms with the return of Charles II to the throne there s both frenetic gaiety and puritan sobriety And by 1667 London will endure both the Great Plague and the Great Fire.Enter Rosamund Tomkins Born into poverty and treated badly by her mother, step father and step brothers, Rosamund seems condemned to a life of drudgery in her step father s inn But an accidental meeting changes the course of her life Sir Everard Blithman recognises Rosamund as someone to be treasured, strikes a deal and then marries her Could it be a dream come true Si...

  6. Having read Karen s, The Locksmith s Daughter , I was eager to see what her latest novel would cover With a somewhat different approach, Karen takes you on a marvellous journey to 17th century Restoration London This book is absolutely laden with historical detail What I found here is that research dominates as Karen deftly weaves a tale of fiction around a mass of London history of the time What is not covered in this book is the question apart from the history of chocolate obviously Yo Having read Karen s, The Locksmith s Daughter , I was eager to see what her latest novel would cover With a somewhat different approach, Karen takes you on a marvellous journey to 17th century Restoration London This book is absolutely laden with historical detail What I found here is that research dominates as Karen deftly weaves a tale of fiction around a mass of London history of the time What is not covered in this book is the question apart from the history of chocolate obviously You will learn of the Restoration period, the Great Fire of London, English wars, the plague, Chocolate Houses, slavery and the first attempts of journalism Phew What a list As the author herself states in a fabulous epilogue fiction interweaves, diverges from or collide...

  7. Loved this latest historical fiction by Karen Brooks a compelling saga with a strong female character who makes chocolate

  8. This is a massive read, at 552 pages plus extras it is a huge undertaking I have to say that it took me a while to become completely engrossed in this novel, not because I wasn t enjoying the story, because I was, but because I got rather annoyed with being told over and over how our heroine s beauty and laugh and smile were so wonderful that everyone around her was completely changed when she shone any of these things upon them It got to the stage I actually started rolling my eyes As the st This is a massive read, at 552 pages plus extras it is a huge undertaking I have to say that it took me a while to become completely engrossed in this novel, not because I wasn t enjoying the story, because I was, but because I got rather annoyed with being told over and over how our heroine s beauty and laugh and smile were so wonderful that everyone around her was completely changed when she shone any of these things upon them It got to the stage I actually started rolling my eyes As the story progressed, we heard a bit less about these incredible qualities and I was able to enjoy the story much , by the 150 mark I was loath to put the book down to go to bed and despite the size of it, I did indeed take it to bed to read It was a fascinating look at a time in London s history that I had little knowledge about and I was eager to keep reading both for the history and for the s...

  9. Loved this book and its leading lady Set primarily Restoration London it covers quite a bit of historical ground and we see Rosamond develop from a strong, sensible woman living in poor circumstances to married life to an important man and having an occupation in the chocolate house Of course all is not what it seems And through the course of the book we see her go through a lot, personally and professionally The book covers the plague, the Great Fire of London andRosamond is a wonder Loved this book and its leading lady Set primarily Restoration London it covers quite a bit of historical ground and we see Rosamond develop from a strong, sensible woman living in poor circumstances to married life to an important man and having an occupation in the chocolate house Of course all is not what it seems And through the course of the book w...

  10. I didn t mind this book It s not great literature, but the plot is pretty good It has enough interesting twists and turns to keep you interested Many of them are well telegraphed, but the interesting mix of fact and fiction makes it interesting nonetheless Happily, not all of them are well telegraphed so there are a few surprises in the plot for the reader.I think the one flaw is that the heroine is near perfect, but I m not surprised given the genre of the book I would say that it is a mix I didn t mind this book It s not great literature, but the plot is pretty good It has enough interesting twists and turns to keep you interested Many of them are well telegraphed, but the interesting mix of fact and fiction makes it interesting nonetheless Happily, not all of them are well telegraphed so there are a few surprises in the plot for the reader.I think the one ...

  11. A long read that dragged at times for me The characters were quite stereotyped and the plot too predictable for my liking The heroine and her laugh and riveting beauty became irritating after a while What I did enjoy were the descriptions of the plague, the...

  12. Well this is going to go down as one of my all time favourite books Set in the mid of the 1600 s at the time of the plague and great flood this historical novel has it all from tragegy to social ethics to the rights of women to love to ambition, fear ...