Peaches for Monsieur le Curé (Chocolat 3) - Joanne Harris

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé (Chocolat 3)

By Joanne Harris

  • Release Date: 2012-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 69 Ratings

Description

'DEFTLY TACKLING THE SUBJECT OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE, THIS BEWITCHING NOVEL STIRS THE SENSES' Good Housekeeping

It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead.

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But Lansquenet is different now: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church: a minaret.

Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought change. Father Reynaud, Vianne’s erstwhile adversary, is disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him now?

Reviews

  • As juicy as a ripe peach

    4
    By Chocolate Convert
    I haven't read Chocolat but was given this book as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've immediately bought the prior two books in the series. I have to admit when I first started it I was really worried about it turning into a ham-fisted attempted to deal with Islamist extremism. I couldn't have been more wrong. It's actually a well researched, long hard look at the PEOPLE who profess a faith rather than the INSTITUTION - much more interesting! Harris's writing is clever and emotive and pulls you in to the world she creates effortlessly. I barely realized how time was passing as I delved into the lives of the residents of Lansquanet. I really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a wry and pragmatic look at the way humans interact with both those that they know, and those that they fear.
  • Beautiful

    5
    By janinegio
    I absolutely loved this. It transported me to warm summer breezes in small French villages. A great antidote to the current British 'summer'! Joanne Harris has a beautiful and poetic writing style with just the right touch of magic. Thought-provoking escapism. Perfect!
  • A great read

    5
    By Steve4556544
    I loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat and this book did not disappoint. No-one gives the reader such a strong sense of place as well as this author, and you can practically taste the food and smell the aromas as you read. There is also a real sense of magic throughout. Highly recommended.
  • Disappointing

    3
    By Sam woodhall
    I really loved the previous two books in the Chocolat series so was really looking forward to this one. Sadly for me, I just couldn't connect with the characters in this new book. The narrative was as beautiful as ever, but I felt the characters lacked depth and that you never REALLY got to know them. Maybe Zozie was such a fantastic character in the last book, that my expectations were too high.An ok read.