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➮ [Read] ➪ Christmas Chocolat By Kate Defrise ➺ – Nuiun.de In this warm engaging debut novel four siblings make their way home where their father the memory of their mother and long held family secrets all collide just in time for Christmas For Maggie Arnaud In this warm engaging debut novel four siblings make their way home where their father the memory of their mother and long held family secrets all collide just in time for Christmas For Maggie Arnaud and her siblings childhood Christmases meant lavish feasts and beloved rituals The day began with hot chocolate and cougnole de Noel —the sweet rich bread traditional in their parents’ native Belgium Those special holida.

Ys ended with their mother’s death and their father has grown distant each year But now he has summoned his grown children once again And none of them is eager to expose their imperfect lives to his scrutinyJacqueline is an opera singer living in Brussels—outwardly successful but yearning for a deeper fulfillment Near Philadelphia cookbook writer Maggie’s career and marriage are in turmoil Colette an aspiring cloth.

christmas mobile chocolat kindle Christmas Chocolat PDFYs ended with their mother’s death and their father has grown distant each year But now he has summoned his grown children once again And none of them is eager to expose their imperfect lives to his scrutinyJacqueline is an opera singer living in Brussels—outwardly successful but yearning for a deeper fulfillment Near Philadelphia cookbook writer Maggie’s career and marriage are in turmoil Colette an aspiring cloth.

10 thoughts on “Christmas Chocolat

  1. Sophia Sophia says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFTis the season for holiday reading and my mood for nostalgic family oriented food filled traditions of celebration soaked stories They can be saccharine sweet and I eat that stuff up I wanted to read this one because this is a debut author and she writes about a Belgian American family of siblings who are all talented in their own ways and live their own lives but are now being called home together for the first time in yearsEach sister shares the narration in turns Magali or Gali begins the story She is the middle sister the homebody family anchor and custodian of their Belgian heritage and family traditions Gali is a happily married wife mother homemaker former chef and published writer of cookbooks for the hopeless cook She dreams of one day writing a


  2. Diane Diane says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFThis book is like a luscious multi layered dessert with rich buttercream filling and Belgian chocolate ganache A complex delicious story about a Belgian family three sisters and one brother who've been summoned not asked by their father to return to their family home in Philadelphia to celebrate Christmas this year something they haven't done since they were childrenPhilippe Arnaud the very elegant but emotionally stunted patriarch of the family devastated by the loss of his wife Camille many years ago commands rather than communicates with his fabulously artistic children none of whom feels they can meet his lofty expectations Jacqueline Arnaud the oldest sister is an opera singer and the only one who still lives in Belgium with her husband Laurent She has beauty a golden voice a seemingly charmed life but never children having suffered through devastating miscarriages She loves her European life and career and has alway


  3. Marlene Marlene says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFThe Christmas season used to mean festive meals and holiday traditions for the Arnaud children But when their mother passed so did those events And with that came the distance that their father put between them Now all grown up they are surprised when they are summoned by their father to gather as a family under one roof None desires to return to Philadelphia but even as adults and after all the time that’s passed they still know not to deny their fatherEach sibling is dealing with their own set of issues And to call the family dysfunctional is putting it lightly But as they come together they reconnect on events of the past and fill each other in on the happenings of each of their lives Emotions will be high during this reunion but when their father drops a bomb on them the true reason behind this reunion this difficult situation gets a million times tougher Just at


  4. Suzanne Frank Suzanne Frank says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFThis book is delicious It's funny sexy and gives you a craving for the good things in life friends family laughter love chocolate and wine Not necessarily in that order It's about authenticity and forgiveness fear and childhood perception and reality and so much love I can't really think of a woman who won't love it who hasn't lived some part of it and that is genius to be so specific that we all see ourselves in the pages The auth


  5. Cathy Cathy says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFI wonder which of the sisters Kate is? I wish she was able to write another book


  6. Kat Kat says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFEnjoyed the three sisters storylines but would have liked substance to the ending Inspired to try her recipes


  7. Pam Pam says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFStory of a family that has fallen apart since the death of the mother Told from the points of view of the children each of them fears that they are inperfect and not worthy of their father's love


  8. Mary Swenson Mary Swenson says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFThe foods are amazingly described in a beautiful way The characters are high maintenance and we’re driving me crazy with the choices they were makingBut the ending helped💞


  9. Nancy Narma Nancy Narma says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDF“Chocolate Does Solve Everything Doesn’t It?”The Christmas Season is a difficult time for a majority of us and the Arnaud Family is no different What are planned as festive celebrations in the various households are spun on their ornament axes when their stern mournful Father Philippe Arnaud summons all of his four children to his house for Christmas He will not take “No” for an answer Alarm tears through the Family as they have not shared Christmas in their old homestead since their beloved Mother passed some years ago Could he be ill? Is he getting married for the umpteenth time? There are bound to be personality clashes but no one could have predicted the unraveling of secrets and startling events that


  10. Stevie Carroll Stevie Carroll says:

    PDFEPUB nuiunde #232; Christmas Chocolat Kindle #192; christmas mobile, chocolat kindle, Christmas Chocolat PDFPreviously reviewed on The Good The Bad and The UnreadI’m always a little wary of reading books with ‘Christmas’ in the title too early in the year but this story begins in the autumn and deals mainly with the run up to the Festive Season which makes things a little easier for me Plus how could I resist a book with the promise of Belgian recipes and ‘Chocolat’ as the other half of the title Told in the alternating points of view of the three sisters their brother is strangely silent this book reveals the impact on the members one family when their usual holiday routines are thrown into chaosAll four Arnaud


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