Bitter Chocolate Paperback
by Lesley Lokko
Three girls in search of a missing piece of their lives; three girls who will change their worlds to find it . . .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 nor 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?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 belong.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/12/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752879284
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Review by Alliebadger
Not at all the kind of book I usually pick up, but I was pleasantly surprised. It takes about 100 pages to really get into it, but once you do you genuinely care about Laure, Ameline, and Melanie. I did get frustrated with Melanie after a while and began to wonder why she was one of the focal points of the narrative, since Laure's and Ameline's were so much stronger and they know each other, but she comes into Laure's life in the end and it's interesting to know where she came from and why she is the way she is. But her story doesn't really get much closure. Overall though, a good read.