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Weekend Cooking …. ‘Chocolicious’ (Fiction Book)

Button for Weekend Cooking memeWeekend Cooking is hosted by Beth F, over at ‘Beth Fish Reads’. It is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page. When leaving your link, don’t forget to leave a comment for Beth F, we all like to receive comments and share your thoughts.


I didn’t consciously realise that I had read many books which are even remotely ‘foodie’, but when I thought back, I came up with a couple of obvious candidiates right away …. So this week I would like to share a book which I reviewed some time ago, yet will never forget, if only for its decadent and enticing cover art ….


A week after Blair Nightingale’s husband, Larry, dies, she learns she’s about to lose everything she owns due to a foolish mistake Larry made.

In an instant, Blair’s life is transformed from rich, Silicon Valley trophy wife to poor, widowed single mom. Her only goal now is to provide for her daughter.

As Blair begins to pick up the pieces, George—Larry’s best friend and the man she truly resents—seems to always be around.

When Blair is overwhelmed by all the challenges she faces, she seeks comfort in baking rich, filled, three-layered chocolate cupcakes that her grandmother once taught her, and soon Blair’s life is changed forever.

A Photograph of women's fiction author Geraldine SolonMy review of this book is here.

Visit Geraldine Solon’s site here.

I have to admit to being a hopeless chocoholic, so I am only pleased that this book was sent to me electronically, rather than as a hard copy. Looking (or rather drooling) at that image every time I picked up the book, would have been tortuous to say the least! Geraldine was even thoughtful enough to have a milk chocolate cupcake produced for the cover, especially with the finishing touch of the chocolate flake bar as well, she must have known that I am not a fan of dark chocolate, in fact I can’t stand the stuff!

In fact, I am very fussy about my milk chocolate as well, and generally only eat ‘Cadbury’ and although a true chocolate connoisseur will tell you that ‘Cadbury’ isn’t really a chocolate that any discerning expert would ever consider eating, I happen to like the taste of it!

When checking out the ‘Cadbury’ website to copy across the link, I noticed that by sheer coincidence, their latest recipe, is for delicious looking chocolate cupcakes and is a simple enough recipe for even me, someone who is allergic to the kitchen, to follow and make a passable attempt at!

The link to the recipe is here. I love the easy to follow pages and instructions and of course the picture of just what the finished product should look like!

Chocolate aside, ‘Chocolicious’, the book, was an excellent read. A fantastic emotional rollercoaster, that leaves you with a renewed sense of faith in people, and has received plenty of well deserved acclaim for its author Geraldine Solon.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
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