Joan Soward’s New Novel CHOCOLATE ROSES

Love chocolate? Love Jane Eyre?
Then you’re going to love the blog tour (July 26-August 6) for Chocolate Roses by Joan Sowards.


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 Jane Eyre.

Recently I received a free copy of Chocolate Roses to review. I was wondering what my response would be upon reading it. Why? Because romance is one of the few genres I avoid. I’m not a big fan of it. Not sure why, but there you have it. So I was pleasantly surprised to find once I began Chocolate Roses, I really wanted to know how it ended. I felt very wrapped up in protagonist Joanie’s life.

The greatest enjoyment from the novel? Janie was NOT a knock-you-dead-gorgeous female. Far too many stories seem to have larger-than-life women who are more beautiful than is realistic. One of the reasons I found Chocolate Roses fun to read was because Janie felt like “Every Woman.” If Janie could have the happy ending Chocolate Roses offers, there really is hope for the rest of us!

Chocolate Roses does have some difficult and sad moments in the story line, which is to be expected (being based on Jane Eyre). But if you are looking for a unique and quick read, something fun for your free time in the next few weeks, pick up Chocolate Roses. It really is a quite creative and fun read!

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 eligible.

July 26

Nichole Giles–Random-ish by Nichole

Joyce DiPastena–JDP News

July 27

Deanne Blackhurst–Annie Speaks Her Mind

Tristi Pinkston–*Tristi Pinkston

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 & Here

Marsha Ward–Writer in the Pines

August 3

Kaylee Baldwin–Kaylee Baldwin

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 Things

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.

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7 thoughts on “Joan Soward’s New Novel CHOCOLATE ROSES

  1. Dark chocolate would be my first choice, although I wouldn’t turn down any of them. Chocolate Roses sounds like a fun book.

  2. Great chocolate choices! And yes, as to the “follower” button, WordPress I guess got creative and calls it “Email Subscription.” It’s up at the top of the page. A little wordy of a title for simple saying “follow,” don’t you think? :0)

    Have a super day, ladies!

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