Thursday, October 11, 2012

Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts ~Blog Tour~

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they’re about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?
After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They’ll have a chocolate festival! Time’s running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town’s behind them, so everything’s bound to go smoothly .
Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother’s attempts to help aren’t helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It’s enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake’s also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there’s something even better than chocolate.

~My Thoughts~

Aside from this strong craving for chocolate after reading this book....

Ms. Roberts wrote a wonderful book full of characters that kinda of remind me of my trip to Washington, but the town I visited wasn't called anything as cool as Icicle Falls!!

Samantha, was in NO way going to let her family business go down without a fight and she prove that meant by all means possible.
She brought her sisters, her  mom, the town, the press, TV and finally love saves it in the end...and of course a check...LOL

I really enjoyed how this story didn't just hand over the company over and say..."Oh we're sorry" or work some love scene from there. Instead , Ms. Roberts made her characters work for it and romance was found along the way....well maybe for some.

The only one character  that kinda got a bit boring at times was Muriel....I know she just lost hubby number 2 and her part was major to the whole downfall, but I just didn't understand why some parts of her grieving were needed in the book.(Just commenting...don't shoot me)

I do look forward for more tales from Icicle Falls, since there are so many different characters that we introduced that still have tale to tell.   

~Buy Your Copy~

~About The Author~

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. She’s been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys writing songs. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. I enjoyed it :) I agree with you re Muriel ... considering all that was going on, I wished she'd be stronger sooner.

  2. Better than chocolate? is there really anything better than chocolate?