A young widow. A husband she thought she knew. On the picturesque Italian coast of Amalfi lies a chocolatier's destiny...San Francisco, 1953: Heartbroken over the mysterious death of her husband, Celina Savoia, a second-generation chocolatière, takes their young son to Italy's shimmering Amalfi coast to meet his father's family. Just as she embarks on a magical life of making chocolate by the sea surrounded by a loving family, she begins to suspect that her husband had a dark secret--forged in the final days of WWII--that could destroy the relationships she's come to cherish.
While a second chance at love is tempting, the mystery of her husband's true identity thwarts her efforts. Challenged to pursue the truth or lose the life and those she's come to love, Celina and her late husband's brother, Lauro, must trace the past to a remote, Peruvian cocoa region to face the deceit that threatens to shatter their lives.
In The Chocolatier, Jan Moran, bestselling author of the contemporary Summer Beach series and the historical novels, The Winemakers and Scent of Triumph from St. Martin's Press, offers a testament to the resilience of love, along with insights into the fascinating world of chocolate-making. For fans of Adriana Trigiani, Danielle Steel, Renee Rosen, Susan Meissner, and Lucinda Riley.
A solid pick for fans of historical romances combined with a heartbreaking mystery." - Library Journal
“A delicious novel that makes you long for chocolate.” – Ciao Tutti
"A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." - Booklist
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance." - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
Give yourself the gift of The Chocolatier now.