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The Resource The chocolate maker's wife, Karen Brooks

The chocolate maker's wife, Karen Brooks

Label
The chocolate maker's wife
Title
The chocolate maker's wife
Statement of responsibility
Karen Brooks
Title variation
chocolate makers wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Damnation has never been so sweet... When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted. Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is only when she is married off to a nobleman that her life undergoes a transformation, as her husband recognises in Rosamund a magic she does not know she possesses, but which affects almost all who encounter her. Presiding over a luxurious chocolate house where men go to be seen, exchange news and indulge in the sweet and heady drink to which they have become addicted, Rosamund feels blessed. But disaster strikes and Rosamund stands on the brink of losing all she has worked so hard to achieve. Forced to make a choice, she can either walk away from all she has grown to love with her soul intact, or make a deal with the devil... Set against the backdrop of Restoration London, the plague and the Great Fire, this is a tale of cruelty, revenge, redemption, love and hope, and the sweet, sinister temptation of chocolate
Summary
An illegitimate nobleman’s daughter is rescued from abuse and drudgery by a chocolate proprietor in 17th-century London, where her high-society popularity is unknowingly threatened by her employer’s secret past. By the author of The Locksmith’s Daughter
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10805037
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Karen
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chocolate industry
  • Spouses
  • Nobility
  • Great Plague, London, England, 1664-1666
  • Great Fire, London, England, 1666
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The chocolate maker's wife, Karen Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065008064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 589 pages
Isbn
9781489261458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083050273
Label
The chocolate maker's wife, Karen Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065008064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 589 pages
Isbn
9781489261458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083050273

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