Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chocolate Roses Blog Tour with Prizes!

Love Chocolate?
Jane Eyre?
Then you're going to love the blog tour (July
26-August 6)
Janie Rose Whitaker's world revolved around her chocolate shop until Roger Wentworth and his young daughter moved into the apartment across from Janie's. Anyone would think Roger fit the mold of the "perfect" guy, but soon Janie discovers secrets that could keep them apart forever. Though she resists getting involved in Roger's complicated life, they are drawn further into a bittersweet relationship.
You will laugh, cry, and crave chocolate as you read this LDS parody of the
classic novel.
We have two great prizes up for grabs!
Win either a copy of the
book (2 winners) or this fabulous apron created by Joan!

All you have to do is leave a comment (along with your email address if it isn't on
your blog profile) and answer the following question.

What's your favorite type of
chocolate: white, dark, or milk?
The more blogs you comment on the
more entries you'll receive.
All comments must be left by midnight MST on August 8 to be

July 26
Nichole Giles--Random-ish by

Joyce DiPastena--JDP News

July 27
Deanne Blackhurst--Annie Speaks
Her Mind

Tristi Pinkston--*Tristi

July 28
Taffy Lovell--Taffy's Candy
Alison Palmer--Tangled Words
and Dreams

July 29
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen--The
Write Blocks

C.S. Bezas--For the Love of the
Written Word

July 30
Sheila Stayley--Why Not?
Because I Said So!

LDSWomen's Book Review

August 2
Kerry Blair--Now &

Marsha Ward--Writer in the

August 3
Kaylee Baldwin--Kaylee

Amy Orton--Amesbury Reads

August 4
Anna del C.--Anna del C. Dye's Blog
Laurie Lewis--A View from
the Other Side

August 5
Valerie Ipson--Of Writerly

Anna Arnett--Insights and Ramblings
from Anna Arnett

August 6
Lynn Parsons
Danyelle Ferguson--Queen of the Clan

Chocolate Roses can be purchased
from Deseret Book, Amazon, and of
course your local LDS bookstore.

Chocolate Roses by Joan Sowards

Good, clean LDS romance with intrigue, humor and chocolate.

Janie and her sister own and run a high end chocolate store. Every Tuesday, a very handsome and mysterious man enters the shop and orders a chocolate rose to be delivered. Janie has a crush (obsession) on the man. Events take an interesting turn when he and his daughter moves in next door to Janie. Add the mystery of who the rose goes to, quirky characters and a crime and you have the mixture of a good story.
The only problem I had was in my own head. I kept trying to compare it to Jane Eyre and that aspect of the book didn't work for me. The similarities were: reclusive older man with daughter; the main character is older; a crazy wife and fire.
I did like the Jane Eyre quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I didn't recognize quite a few of them so now I really want to reread Jane Eyre.
This story is a quick, witty read.

Rating: PG
L: None
S: None
V: Kidnapping scene


Gail said...

I love Dark Chocolate. And the more comments I leave the more I want some.

Lalabowers said...

I love milk and white chocolate but I also like dark chocolate too. The more reviews I read about this book, the more intrigued I become. I really want to read this book.

Angie said...

I have to say dark chocolate. Looks like a good book.

Dennis said...

I love Sees milk chocolate with almonds. I love Joan's book.

Judy said...

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books and dark chocolate is my favorite.

Great looking read!!!!


Stephanie Humphreys said...

I love the book Jane Eyre. As for chocolate, Dark would have to be my favorite.

kbrebes said...

I liked your review a lot. It made sense. I love DARK chocolate!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I love dark Chocolate!

Joan Sowards said...

Hey, thanks Taffy, for participating in the book tour for Chocolate Roses, and for adding to the fun!