The House of Hope & Chocolate Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Ava Miles, author of the number one national best seller The Chocolate Garden, brings you another uplifting book about hope, the will to start over, and the power of friendship. In this first Friends & Neighbors novel, meet a woman determined to realize her dreams and revitalize a beloved neighborhood with two things she believes most in: hope and chocolate.
From the time she was a little girl with a chocolate stand instead of lemonade, Alice Bailey dreamt of opening a chocolate shop. After all, chocolate heals everything, from heartache to woes.
If Alice has learned anything recently, it's that life is precious. It’s now or never - carpe diem time. She's ready to put down roots and live her dreams.
Only, opening up a chocolate shop in this close-knit community proves harder than she imagined, especially when other neighborhood businesses are experiencing hard times. She's not only an outsider, but resentment over her circumstances breeds distrust among some of the other business owners.
And as she struggles to heal and rebuild, she shows her new friends and neighbors that life offers more richness than they realize.
Read by Cassandra Campbell...
Cassandra Campbell is a prolific audiobook narrator with more than 700 titles to date like Where the Crawdads Sing and The Help. Winner of four Audie Awards and nominated for a dozen more, she was a 2018 inductee in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame as well as a 2021 inductee as a Golden Voice, AudioFile magazine's lifetime achievement honor. She has consistently been an AudioFile Best Narrator as well as a Publisher’s Weekly Best Narrator of the Year. As an acting teacher, she spent five years as a faculty member of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and has performed in and directed dozens of plays at theaters across the country.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 48 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 07, 2021|
|Publisher||Ava Miles Inc|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #63,511 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#179 in Friendship Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,275 in Friendship Fiction (Books)
#2,617 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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I must also admit I had my doubts about about how Ava could pull off her signature hope, love and happily ever after, while writing about small town businesses during the Pandemic we are still in the throes of. I read to escape reality and COVID and the plight of small town businesses seemed a little to close to home. Especially so ,as I drive through main street small town, Missouri and see rundown buildings and For Sale signs on so many businesses. But in true Ava Miles style, the story of a community that despite years of differences,and competition, comes together to save their town from becoming a ghost town, is as heartwarming as a Hallmark Christmas movie! I was enchanted from beginning to end. And I also came away with some very good ideas about possible solutions to my own hometowns troubles.
Another aspect of Ava Miles Romance Novels is the accurate portrayal of love, even romantic, sexual love, at all ages. Whether her characters are in their twenties, thirties or eighties, she writes love scenes, that will have you melting like a wonderful piece of dark chocolate melts deliciously in your mouth. She makes you believe in fated love, soul-mates and loving relationships until the day you die, all over again!
Again a well-done, feel good novel that you really shouldn't miss. It will instill in you a feeling of love, joy, peace and Hope at a time when you need all the hope you can get!