Thursday, October 18, 2012

Better Than Chocolate Book Review

I have a wonderful, more cheerful book to tell you about tonight called Better Than Chocolate written by Sheila Roberts. This book will be a deep departure on what I had to write about last night. I figured now would be a good time to have something that most men refer to "women's things or books" or "women's issues". Sigh, don't we get that enough, already?

Here is an exerpt from the back of the book:
Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they’re about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?  
After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They’ll have a chocolate festival! Time’s running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town’s behind them, so everything’s bound to go smoothly.  
Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother’s attempts to help aren’t helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It’s enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake’s also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there’s something even better than chocolate.
This company has been in the Sterling family for a long time and Samantha Sterling has been an overseer of the chocolate company in Icicle Falls for some time. Right now they are all sitting beside their mother, who is mourning the death of their stepfather, Waldo, who had taken over the business when he married their mother.

But, poor Waldo did not have a clue on how to run a business this large. Samantha's great grandmother, Rose,  had started the company and then Samantha's father had taken over and had a very successful run of the company. Waldo had undone just about everything the company had built up. He had gotten the company in the red and them way over their heads.

A new bank manager, Blake Preston told them that the bank would be foreclosing on the company in a few weeks.

Samantha knew she had to come up with some way to save the company and she was the one who thought of the Chocolate Festival. Unfortunately, even though it was very successful, it raised only half of the money needed. 

Preston Blake comes to see Samantha with an offer and a personal check to help cover the other half, if only Samantha would go out with him on a date. What can she do? What will she do to save her great grandmother's company?  How far can she go?

I am going to stop there because the author and the book agency have agreed to give one of my reader's their own copy to read.  Thanks so much! Open to the U.S. only.


JuneA** said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds yummy!

June M. said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. This book does look good.
RC: June Manning
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

Commented on Fb as June Manning
(Same name on RC form)

Gala said...

thank you for another great book review

Paula L. said...

Thanks Mary!

Paula Lee
jandplee at att dot net

aerstad said...

thank you for the giveaway

aerstad said...

oops i forgot to leave my name and email so it is amy e. and

Kathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tia Dalley said...


Great giveaway!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea Williams

Teena in Toronto said...

I enjoyed it :)

Linda Kish said...

Sounds great. Count me in, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Denise Z said...

I don't know, how can anything be better than chocolate LOL Well I am willing to find out. Thank you for the fun giveaway opportunity.

Karen said...

Karen Klauber

Francine said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Francine Anchondo