Bitter Chocolate

Bitter Chocolate

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Laure, seventeen, beautiful and already abandoned twice in her young life. Once by the glamorous mother she can barely remember, a woman who brought shame on the St Lazare family name and fled to America; and then again by a handsome soldier who left her pregnant and alone, facing the wrath of her grandmother. Amelie, caught in a world where she's neither servant or mistress, trapped between the St Lazare family she's always worked for and the simmering hostility of a country on the verge of meltdown. With a past she knows nothing about and no family of her own, she yearns to find a place that can be home. Melanie, the rock star's daughter who has everything money can buy except the love she craves. A daddy's girl caught in a whirl of damaging relationships, testing those closest to her. In one man, she sees the chance to change her life for ever, but at what price? Three girls in search of a missing piece of their lives; three girls who will change their worlds to find it. In a story that begins in the relentless heat of a Haitian summer and sweeps through the luxury of America's elite to the colourful chaos of East End London, BITTER CHOCOLATE is a glorious tale of the quest for love, marriage and finding a place to more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 164 x 238 x 46mm | 839.14g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752869094
  • 9780752869094
  • 1,722,198

About Lesley Lokko

Lesley Lokko was born in Scotland in 1964 of mixed Ghanaian-Scots parentage. She grew up in Ghana, and was educated in Ghana, the US and the UK. She trained as an architect and divides her time between Ghana and the more

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'So engrossing, you'll want to read through your lunchbreak.' NEW WOMAN 'Sheer indulgence.' DAILY EXPRESS 'A sexy, sophisticated page-turner.' EVE 'Lokko captures the bustle of east end London and luxury lifestyle in America while following three separate girls on the look out for love, marriage and a sense of belonging to someone, somewhere.' THE BIG ISSUE 'A blockbuster with brains ... the ultimate guilty pleasure.' BELLA 'A bittersweet story of love, pain and three feisty women.' WOMANshow more

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945 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (266)
4 40% (374)
3 24% (223)
2 7% (65)
1 2% (17)
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