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Loved This Book
ByBookwormon May 31, 2017
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I highly recommend reading this book.
I loved how the characters meet and developed a love story with suspense with the stalker and how they believe the lord will get them through anything. Who doesn’t love chocolate.
Continue writing stories like this and I will purchase them anytime.

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Book Review “The Chocolatier”

  1. Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

The Chocolatier by Brenda Scruggs is a complex yet sweet romance that centers on a man and a woman from very different worlds, yet they are perfect for each other. Charles Riviera is the heir to a chocolate empire that thrives on the dark, rich, sweet intensity of chocolate. He loves his job, he loves chocolate, and he really enjoys working as Director of Marketing. However, he had no idea that life had an even sweeter surprise waiting for him in the form of a delectable woman who is hiding deep pain.

Charlene Callaway has seen the worst that love and romance have to offer. Ready to marry the man she loved, she found him cheating on her with another woman on their wedding day. Broken hearted and bone weary, she moves away and gets a job at a chocolate company. She had no idea that her future was waiting for her in the form of a dashing, handsome and very interesting man. But bad luck still has an eye on her. She has a stalker and he will not stop until he has her. What can Charlene and Charles do in a situation like this? They are hardly ready to accept their feelings for each other, so what will they do when they have to confront an adversary that is hell-bent on claiming Charlene?

Brenda Scruggs did a wonderful job of creating characters that were real and relatable. The element of surprise, romance, and suspense was great and very well built. The scenarios were real, complex and believable. I loved the sweet love between Charlene and Charles, nothing was forced and Scruggs gave them time and the opportunity to fully explore their feelings for each other before they gave love a chance. The Chocolatier is a complete novel that gives you a sense of fulfillment and leaves you smiling.

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New Release from Susanne Dietze

Back cover blurb: Journey now to Ruby City, Idaho of 1866 where… A Marriage Mishap Creates an Awkward Love Triangle in this Silver Mining Town Looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach, mail-order bride Rebecca Rice is pleased to marry her shopkeeper intended, Mr. Fordham, until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, not Theodore—proceeded by the title Deputy. Is it possible to marry the wrong man? When the newlyweds realize, they’ve married the wrong partners with similar names, an annulment seems in order—and fast, since Rebecca’s true intended is impatient to claim her as his own, not to mention Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father. But when the legalities take longer than expected, Rebecca wonders if Tad wasn’t the right husband for her all along. . . . Picture

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Romance Blurb

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Thanks for Sharing Kari!

Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.

When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.

If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance. Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?

Don’t miss A Ruby Glows, the fifteenth romance in the Cutter’s Creek Series, by Kari Trumbo. If you like engaging, sweet stories that leave you wanting even more, then this historical Christian romance is just for you!

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Romance Blurbs

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 Wellington Cross Series

This is a historical romance series set in the late 1800s.

Welcome to my world of Wellington Cross.  I want you to close your eyes with me and imagine yourself on a plantation on the James River in old Virginia, sitting on a veranda gazing at the billowy boughs of tall oaks and magnolia trees.  Oh, the heat finds you where you are, so see yourself drinking a cup of tea or a mint Julep.  Or take a bottle of Madeira wine and a blanket down by the river and watch the sunset, feeling the warm wet southern breezes against your face and deeply inhale the scent of jasmine so sweet it becomes one with your soul.  This is the world of Wellington Cross, and I want to take you there.  This plantation has more stories than you can imagine.  So many stories, you will need to shoo them away with your hands like lightning bugs.  Sit for a spell and read about a world away from our own and far in the past.  You may just want to stay.

If you want to list your romance novel for February just email it to me. scruggs3@nctc.com

 

 

 

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During this week’s shopping, I noticed that a few shops are already filling the empty Christmas space with Valentine product. Each year, it seems the next celebrated day is being advertised earlier and earlier. I’m not sure I like that since that means I’m getting older sooner. (laugh).

So, even though, it’s still December, I’m getting this advertisement out there. On my blog for February, I’ll be posting excerpts of Romance Novels. (Sorry, no erotic) If you’d like to have your novel featured so that it gets some attention, please feel free to email an excerpt and pic of book. Scruggs3@nctc.com.

It’s not to late, if you’d like to be featured in January for Business. Just click on the Business Women feature in my blog posts to get information.

I strongly believe in People helping people. So, if my blog helps you get sales, then I’m glad to help.

Merry Christmas and Happy Valentine’s whoop’s maybe, I should wait on the Valentine’s Day.

 

Chocolatier Book Reviews

Book Review for “The Chocolatier”

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More than just a romance, October 25, 2016

This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition)
The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles and Charlene were struggling with each other until it became apparent that Charles had more feelings for her than he had imagined. The intensity of the stalker and the harrowing actions were well written.

I enjoyed the thriller aspect of the story as much as the romance. It is a complex story that takes you into a deep place and shows that love can happen when you least expect it.

Thanks Vicki for the review!
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Are you ready for a Contest? Romance Me is having a contest.

Fellow Writers,

Author.Me is opening a free Romance Me Contest. Free sign up until December 15, 2016. So, pop those fingers and get to writing, or brush off that piece of manuscript that’s lingering on your screen and send it in. Self-Publishers are acceptable. Check out their site @ Author.me/romance.contest or just visit their website Author.Me. I’m not a spokes person for the site. I’m just excited. Hope you win! Gotta go, I’ve already popped my fingers and getting ready to type.

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“The Chocolatier”

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A smile came to her lips., “Yeah, a new chapter in my life.” She reached for her keys, thinking maybe she would venture out and walk along the bay but the ring of her phone interrupted her thoughts. “There’s an opening in your field of expertise at my work.” Julie’s voice sounded out.
“Oooh, you make it sound so professional for a chocolate factory,” Charlene said jokingly. “Yeah, chocolate factory,” Julie said with a smile. She might think twice once she actually sees the company. “Take down this number and call in an hour. The gentleman you need to speak with will be back from lunch.” “Alright, got it,” Charlene said. “And seriously thank you.” “Don’t thank me yet. Remember it’s a chocolate factory,” she said teasingly. “Bye.”