The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris Book Summary and Study Guide

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The loveliest chocolate shop in Paris is a story about thirty year old Anna, who works in a chocolate factory and suffers a freak injury. She ends up in a hospital with a few toes removed, and reunites with an old English teacher, Claire. Claire begins teaching her French again and together, they have many lovely moments. Anna returns home, living with her parents after a recent breakup and unemployed. She is quite desperate, but Claire finds an opportunity for her - she is to go to Paris to work in a gourmet chocolate shop run by an old friend of Claire's. We are introduduced to two stories - Anna's in the present, and Claire's in the past. Claire was the daughter of a preacher and went to Paris as an au pair. While she was there, she fell in love with a man named Thierry, who ran a chocolate shop. Unfortunately, they lost all contact when she returned to the UK. Anna meets Thierry as well as an interesting cast of characters, including Thierry's estranged son, Laurent, who slowly peaks her interest and becomes a love interest. Claire has cancer and she decides to make one final trip to Paris to say goodbye after Thierry suffers a heart attack. The two reunite and share a few beautiful moments in the city of love, while Anna's and Laurent's romance also blooms. The story ends with Claire succumbing to her illness, happy to be with the people she loves. As one love story ends, the other is just beginning.
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Best part of story, including ending: I loved the descriptions of Paris and the chocolate.

Best scene in story: I loved reading about how chocolate was made.

Opinion about the main character: Anna was quite a scaredy cat and very cautious, but I loved how she grew during her time in Paris.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   chef or baker Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Lover is    -   physically ill/deformed

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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