Blog Tour “Chocolate Roses”

A Jane Eyre Parody by Joan Sowards

This book could be a chapter out of real life for many twenty-seven year-old single LDS girls. The main character, Janie, is a witty, well-rounded woman who grows up with her sister. They live with her aunt who helps everyone else. The aunt is great, but the two girls, who have lost their parents and brother in a car accident, learn to be independent quickly.

Kylee is married and has children while Janie would love to be en her shoes, but her hips are just a touch larger and boys don’t go for her.

The two sisters own Chocolate Art Forever, a small establishment in downtown Arizona. Jamie’s story starts when a dashing man comes in every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. to order a chocolate rose to send to a woman. For months he has been doing this, and every time she sees him, Janie becomes a little more enamored of the man. No wanting to intrude or look foolish, she never approaches him and just dreams of a time he may notice her.

Suddenly, life takes a drastic turn when the dashing Roger W. moves next door to her and she finds out that he has a four-year-old daughter. The vivacious curly haired girl, Emily, falls in-love with Janie’s giant Great Dane and begs often to visit her. But the visits are not all that Janie gets when thugs point a gun at Roger, her and the mysterious woman to whom he sends the chocolate roses.

Roger’s past is catching up to him and without knowing it, Janie is drawn into the middle of it, a place where she only finds heartaches and tears. When Roger has a unfortunate accident she begs for his life, and promises in return that she will never seek him again, a promise she will keep forever.

This book is a sweet romance full of melted hearts and yummy chocolate kisses. It is a dream come true for any romantic chocolate lover.

chocolate? Love
Jane Eyre?
Then you’re going to love the blog tour (July
26-August 6)
for Chocolate Roses by Joan Sowards.


Janie Rose Whitaker¹s world revolved around her chocolate shop until
Roger Wentworth and his young daughter moved into the apartment across from
Janie¹s. Anyone would think Roger fit the mold of the ³perfect² guy, but
soon Janie discovers secrets that could keep them apart forever. Though she
resists getting involved in Roger¹s complicated life, they are drawn
further into a bittersweet relationship.

You will laugh, cry, and crave chocolate as you read this LDS parody of the
classic novel Jane

We have two great prizes up for grabs!
Win either a copy of the
book (2 winners) or this fabulous apron created by Joan!

All you
have to do is leave a comment (along with your email address if it isn’t on
your blog profile) and answer the following question.

What’s your favorite type of
chocolate: white, dark, or milk?

The more blogs you comment on the
more entries you’ll receive.
All comments must be left by midnight MST on August 8 to be

July 26
Nichole Giles–Random-ish by

Joyce DiPastena–JDP News

July 27
Deanne Blackhurst–Annie Speaks
Her Mind

Tristi Pinkston–*Tristi

July 28
Taffy Lovell–Taffy’s Candy
Alison Palmer–Tangled Words
and Dreams

July 29
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen–The
Write Blocks

C.S. Bezas–For the Love of the
Written Word

July 30
Sheila Stayley–Why Not?
Because I Said So!

LDSWomen’s Book Review

August 2
Kerry Blair–Now &

Marsha Ward–Writer in the

August 3
Kaylee Baldwin–Kaylee

Amy Orton–Amesbury Reads

August 4
Anna del C.–Anna del C. Dye’s Blog
Laurie Lewis–A View from
the Other Side

August 5
Valerie Ipson–Of Writerly

Anna Arnett–Insights and Ramblings
from Anna Arnett

August 6
Lynn Parsons
Danyelle Ferguson–Queen of the Clan

Chocolate Roses can be purchased
from Deseret Book, Amazon, and of
course your local LDS bookstore.

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2 Responses to “Blog Tour “Chocolate Roses””

  1. gailz says:

    I love dark chocolate covered Almonds.

  2. lalabowers says:

    I love white and milk chocolate. I think I need some now.

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