The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

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Luscious, decadent, and enchanting historical romp!

London in 1662 is caught up in a whirlwind of change as Charles II’s Spanish bride, Catherine of Braganza, arrives in the city. Little does Rosamund know, but her life is just about to change as greatly as that poor woman’s. However, she has little time to worry about the lives of royalty. She works as a servant in a shoddy inn owned by her lecherous stepfather and spends her days working and dodging his and his sons’ advances. One day, while cleaning upstairs, she overhears her stepbrothers being sent to find her and climbs out the window to try to postpone the inevitable for a little while. They pursue, and in her haste to escape she runs right into the path of a carriage and, it would seem, fate. ˂em˃The Chocolate Maker’s Wife˂/em˃ by Karen Brooks is a novel of female possibility. As the author herself states, “Women began to make their presence felt in science, literature, arts, and business — so much so, as one historian has noted, the rights and liberties enjoyed by the women of the Restoration would not be seen again until the suffragette movement of the twentieth century.” What could be better than chocolate, intrigue, and a wit?!?


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Author Karen Brooks
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 608 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2019-08-20
ISBN 9780062686596
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Issue December 2019
Category Historical Fiction
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