Peaches for Father Francis

Peaches for Father Francis

Book - 2012
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The tantalizing sequel to the blockbuster  New York Times  bestseller  Chocolat

Even before it was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Joanne Harris's  Chocolat  entranced readers with its mix of hedonism, whimsy, and, of course, chocolate. Now, at last,  Chocolat 's heroine returns to the beautiful French village of Lansquenet in another, equally beguiling tale.

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to return to Lansquenet, where she once owned a chocolate shop and learned the meaning of home. But returning to one's past can be a dangerous pursuit, and Vianne and her daughters find the beautiful French village changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices in the air, and--facing the church--a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help. Can Vianne work her magic once again?
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670026364
0670026360
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 453 p. 24 cm.

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Rock_Shadow
Apr 26, 2017

The book if full of summer wind , delicious smells, and mysteries. Very fun reading!

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Einer2
Feb 02, 2017

A great story for our times! Probably liked it even more than Chocolat although it was a bit slow in the beginning but it's been a while since I read it and watched the wonderful movie or perhaps because I skipped The Lollipop Shoes. Planning to go back and read it after I've revisited Chocolat.

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Mcbarb45
Jul 14, 2015

Beautiful book about a rural french community where several cultures clash and resolution doesn't come easily.

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pattyloucor67
Dec 02, 2013

Equally as good as Chocolat! This one would make an even better movie, with the suspense this story has. The character run true to the previous book. Several years have passed, and Vivianne now has a daughter who might be autistic - unsure of this, but many characteristics. The ending was worth waiting for, yet there still is a shadow of a doubt as the where Vivianne decides to settle.

A delightful and compelling tale of a woman drawn back to the 'scene of her crime' in Chocolate. The town has changed and the clash of the Muslim and Christian [well at least Western] cultures is beautifully woven into the story as Vivian finds a bit more about her own truth. Her magic is not so potent here. But her strength as a compassionate human saves the life and reputation of le Cure and rips back the hijab of a misogynist Muslim community before another generation of evil is sown. Nice closure to Viviane’s story. Great summer read.

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volken
Mar 21, 2013

Too long and drawn-out and not as absorbing as Harris' other works.

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lozza1401
Mar 21, 2013

Loved this book. So descriptive and vivid. I felt I was in Lansquenet and that the scenes and scents had come to life. I found it hard to immerse myself out of it from time to time.

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Oct 18, 2012

This is the third book set in Lansquenet. We met Vianne in Chocolat, and Lollipop Shoes. Ms. Harris writes like an old friend. Vianne is currently staying in Armande's house after receiving a letter from her (8 years after her death). Monsieur Le Cure is troubled with the immigration of a community of Muslims. This time it is not chocolat that brings everyone together, but the lovely peach tree outside Armande's home. Truly a heart warming book.

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