When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial.
As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/03/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552998482