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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Hot Chocolate: Book 1 of the Alcott Family Adventures is written by Dawn Greenfield Ireland. The Alcott sisters are the heiresses to an enormous chocolate empire. Their father is under the care of Dorothea and a nurse called Bambi. However, Dorothea has decided that he needs more care and they agree to move him to an assisted living home, giving his nurse a handsome payoff. That isn’t enough for Bambi’s husband though, who decides to bring a lawsuit against the family. The Alcott sisters are well known and well liked and they also have the money to hire a good lawyer. But is their money and standing enough to have the case dismissed? Or will the situation take another, more sinister turn?
Hot Chocolate: Book 1 of the Alcott Family Adventures by Dawn Greenfield Ireland is a delightful story with characters that are bright and colorful. Ms. Ireland has written a well-crafted story with a great plot, one that you think you have figured out. We know all the characters – or at least we think we do - but then something else happens that turns the story on its head. I found myself thoroughly engrossed in this story; it was a real page-turner, one of those that you just have to keep on reading to see what’s going to happen next. The book moved along at a nice pace and the characters were extremely well written and matched to the story. And let’s not forget the recipes included at the end of the book, the recipes of some of the wonderful meals that the sisters enjoy throughout the story – a very nice touch. Really looking forward to reading book 2 in this series.