A great sequel to Lollipop Shoes. It follows Vianne as she returns to Lansquenet after receiving a letter from beyond the grave. Filled with the familiar characters from Chocolat such as Joesphine, Reynaud and Luc Clairmont, Harris also introduces a wealth of new characters with the settling of Moroccan Muslims in the small town.
As always, Harris manages to capture the sound, smell and atmosphere so that when you open the book all senses are alert as you read the wonderful descriptions. Of course, there is the dark and mysterious side of the book with the appearance of Karim and Ines Bencharki. Vianne finds more than she bargained for on her return and this threatens to pull apart the life she has created in Paris.
An excellent read and a wonderful continuation. I have loved reading about Vianne since Chocolat, and this book did not disappoint. The only bad thing is when it’s all over.