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Ava Miles, author of the #1 National Bestseller The Chocolate Garden, brings you another uplifting page-turner about hope, the will to start over, and the power of friendship. In this first Friends & Neighbors novel, meet a woman determined to realize her dreams and revitalize a beloved neighborhood with two things she believes most in: hope and chocolate.
 
From the time she was a little girl with a chocolate stand instead of lemonade, Alice Bailey dreamt of opening a chocolate shop. After all, chocolate heals everything, from heartache to woes.
 
If Alice has learned anything recently, it's that life is precious. It’s now or never—carpe diem time. She's ready to put down roots and live her dreams.
 
Only opening up a chocolate shop in this close-knit community proves harder than she imagined, especially when other neighborhood businesses are experiencing hard times. She's not only an outsider, but resentment over her circumstances breeds distrust among some of the other business owners.
 
But Alice believes in one absolute: chocolate can heal anything and it’s a great way to make new friends. And as she struggles to heal and rebuild, she shows her new friends and neighbors that life offers more richness than they realize.
 
PRAISE:
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog

“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

Love all the Merriam books but this new series is definitely ho-hum. I love reading and leaving the stresses behind for new adventures. This book brings me right back to COVID, COVID, COVID. Not what I want in a romantic getaway!

Being a choc-aholic myself, I can relate to Alice, the main female character in this book. However, it’s easy to relate to her in more ways than loving chocolate. Alice knows what loss is, she knows what grieving is and she knows what hope is. Alice is a character that would be admired in real life. As we have faced life changing challenges due to Covid, this book tackles the subject head on. Alice is forced to deal with the effects of this pandemic. And when I say effects, I’m not just talking about the loss of someone loved. That is painful enough, but also I’m talking about how people react to situations, how resentment rears its ugly head and how Alice struggles to overcome all of this while doing her best to fulfill her childhood dream. This is the first of a series that promises to be engaging, emotional and above all else …. hopeful. Sometimes we just need to sit back, relax and escape. This is a good book to take with you on that respite. I received an advance copy of this book via Booksprout and freely leave my review.

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