The Bride Wore Chocolate

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Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump's Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller - The Bride Wore Chocolate!

Life couldn't be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she's set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There's just one wrench in the fairytale. Two weeks before her wedding she wakes up in the wrong man's bed. Candace thinks she'll be able to run ...

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Overview

Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump's Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller - The Bride Wore Chocolate!

Life couldn't be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she's set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There's just one wrench in the fairytale. Two weeks before her wedding she wakes up in the wrong man's bed. Candace thinks she'll be able to run out the door and forget all about Michael Vogler, but the Boston millionaire has other plans for the jittery bride.

As the wedding approaches, Candace's life is further complicated by a thrill-seeking grandma and a meddlesome mother whose marriage track record rivals Elizabeth Taylor's. She attempts to drown her sorrows in chocolate, but with a sexy bachelor appearing on her doorstep at every turn - she finds herself wondering if there's enough of the sweet stuff in the world to stop her heart from racing every time he comes near.

*Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937776817
  • Publisher: TKA Distribution
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 1,080,383
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners. Visit her website at www.ShirleyJump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.ShirleyJump.blogspot.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2005

    I laughed out loud!

    This latest fun fare from Shirley Jump made me laugh out loud! And what a wonderful and rare gift laughter is for a reader. Our heroine wants to control her life (who doesn't?) and discovers it's easier said than done. The hero is sexy and funny. There is an eclectic group of friends and secondary characters, including a motor-cycling grandmother. And to top it all off: mouthwatering recipes for any and all things chocolate. I had a wonderful time reading The Bride Wore Chocolate. You will, too!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    The story was funny and entertaining. However, the lack of prop

    The story was funny and entertaining. However, the lack of proper punctuation and the typos were horrendous. Throughout the whole book, instead of 'than' the book said 'man'; for 'breath' it said 'bream'; for 'the' it said 'die'; for 'that' it said 'mat'; for 'I' it said '1'...the list goes on and on. Come on people, do your homework.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    Originally Posted on Romance Junkies

    At first glance, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is another 'bride-to-be falls for her one true love-and it's not the groom' story. If you come to that conclusion from reading the back blurb of the book, you'd be correct. But-and it's a huge but-this story is that and so much more. And it's the so much more that makes this book well worth reading. Candace Woodrow is a lot of things. Restless, a little nervous about getting married to the man who is definitely Mr. Right, surrounded by in-laws that make the Osbourne's look like a tame addition to the local petting zoo. Most of all, she's living her dream by owning and running her own business, Gift Baskets to Die For. 'Candy' Woodrow, however, is having one heck of a time resisting Michael Vogler-and the sinfully delicious creations that she makes for her business. Her chocolate cravings are out of control, and it's enough to drive a girl to distraction. Not to mention that Michael looks better than a Godiva-dipped strawberry, and Candy is definitely in over her head. What makes this book so great is a mixture of wonderful writing, witty dialogue, family members that will leave you exasperated and laughing out loud-and the best chocolate recipes that I've ever had the fortune to stumble across. Yes, recipes. Each chapter is prefaced by a chocolate confection with oh-so-punny names such as 'Rebecca's Chuck-the-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies' and 'Maria's Something's-Up Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas.' The recipes alone are enough to make this book a keeper. The story of a bride who is engaged to be married for all the wrong reasons is an added benefit. The arrival of the man who throws Candy's life into a tailspin is a definite plus. And when it all comes together-to bring to life the story of love, passion, and chocolate-what you end up with is a humorous story of the heart. All in all, for those readers with a gigantic sweet tooth, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is a sweet, indulgent love story to cure your cravings.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    This story was lots of fun! and worth the time to read it...the

    This story was lots of fun! and worth the time to read it...the typos in the 1st copies were a glitch in the system and are now fixed and it is such a great read!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Editing anyone?

    This book was a cute story. Unfortunately it was overrun with so many errors it was hard to understand. I never look for errors and never point them out but, these made the story confusing in some places. I wouldn't recommend this book because of them.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    Cute story! Amazing recipes...what's not to like! Shirley Jump'

    Cute story! Amazing recipes...what's not to like!

    Shirley Jump's new book puts us in one of those situations we pray we never find ourselves in...waking up somewhere and not knowing how in the heck we got there! But luckily for us,we don't have to figure out how to get out of the mess...we can just read on and see out how to Candice will get out of it!

    When you throw in a crazy, thrill seeking Grandma and cerial marrying Mom, this book is a recipe for a scrumptious afternoon!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    At first glance, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is another "bride-to-be falls for her one true love-and it's not the groom" story. If you come to that conclusion from reading the back blurb of the book, you'd be correct. But-and it's a huge but-this story is that and so much more. And it's the so much more that makes this book well worth reading. <BR/><BR/>Candace Woodrow is a lot of things. Restless, a little nervous about getting married to the man who is definitely Mr. Right, surrounded by in-laws that make the Osbourne's look like a tame addition to the local petting zoo. Most of all, she's living her dream by owning and running her own business, Gift Baskets to Die For. <BR/><BR/>"Candy" Woodrow, however, is having one heck of a time resisting Michael Vogler-and the sinfully delicious creations that she makes for her business. Her chocolate cravings are out of control, and it's enough to drive a girl to distraction. Not to mention that Michael looks better than a Godiva-dipped strawberry, and Candy is definitely in over her head. <BR/><BR/>What makes this book so great is a mixture of wonderful writing, witty dialogue, family members that will leave you exasperated and laughing out loud-and the best chocolate recipes that I've ever had the fortune to stumble across. Yes, recipes. Each chapter is prefaced by a chocolate confection with oh-so-punny names such as "Rebecca's Chuck-the-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies" and "Maria's Something's-Up Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas." <BR/><BR/>The recipes alone are enough to make this book a keeper. The story of a bride who is engaged to be married for all the wrong reasons is an added benefit. The arrival of the man who throws Candy's life into a tailspin is a definite plus. And when it all comes together-to bring to life the story of love, passion, and chocolate-what you end up with is a humorous story of the heart. <BR/><BR/>All in all, for those readers with a gigantic sweet tooth, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is a sweet, indulgent love story to cure your cravings.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    There'll be a hot time in Beantown tonight ;-)

    Meet Candace Woodrow, a fun-loving 20-something who owns a gift basket business in a Boston suburb with her two best friends. Candace is a chocoholic, owns a three-legged dog, has a motorcycle-riding grandma, and is planning a wedding...to Barry Borkenstein, the oh-so predictable but stable accountant guy who controls her in the most passive-aggressive ways.<br><br> Despite Barry's lukewarm personality, Candace is fully prepared to say 'I do.' Except then, after one wild night of carousing, she wakes up in the rumpled bed of Michael Vogler, a <i>Highlander</i> lookalike and successful businessman. Even though Michael's arrival chips away at Candace's resolve, she knows the folly of falling for a man who is good at bedsport but wanting in the commitment department.<br><br> This is a saucy, hilarious tale of wacky prenuptial mishaps, delicious sexcapades, chocolate desserts, and knowing when to ride the familiar route or take the bumpy, unmarked trail.<br><br> Highly recommended!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    What's not to love about this book? Chocolate and sexy men! Just

    What's not to love about this book? Chocolate and sexy men! Just my style of romance. It's a book sure to keep you giggling. The recipes Shirley shares are DELISH! And the story line is one that will leave you begging for more of the same. It's a great summer read. Light and fresh...you'll love it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Anonymous

    Decent story but the typos are making it very hard to read. There are wrong words in several spots, like someone decided to throw just any word in. And missing punctuation is rampant. I know it was only 2.99 to buy so I feel bad for complaining.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    This book is not funny. Numerous typos on this e-book make it a

    This book is not funny. Numerous typos on this e-book make it almost confusing. The characters are so stock and unrealistic and the author does not bother to give them any authentic dialogue.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Great story but the translation from printed to ebook was not ch

    Great story but the translation from printed to ebook was not checked very carefully. LOTS of incorrect words or typos which were distracting since you had to re-read the sentence to figure out the meaning.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Cute stoty

    Cute story! Way too mayn tpyos! I had to stop reading it. Waht a wasit of moeny!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Loved it

    This one made me laugh out loud numerous times....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Good

    Good

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Story seems to be OK (I'm about halfway through the book), but

    Story seems to be OK (I'm about halfway through the book), but - enough with the stupid recipes!!!!! A few scattered through the book would be fine - but one after every chapter? Very annoying to have to skip several pages at the end of each chapter. And I won't even get into the numerous typos that are everywhere. Sometimes makes it difficult to figure out what the author was really saying. If this is what the &quot;savory and sweet&quot; series is like, I certainly won't buy any more of them.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Huge Shirley Jump Fan!

    Always been a Shirley Jump fan girl and couldn’t wait to settle into my “reading chair” and get started on this one. It definitely didn’t disappoint. I finished it in a day, and I’m almost done with the first half of The Devil Served Desire. I’m not terribly patient, so love it when I discover a series I can just pick up and read straight through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    I've read one other Shirley Jump book (Simply the Best) which ha

    I've read one other Shirley Jump book (Simply the Best) which had a lot of funny moments, so I decided to give this book a try. So glad I did. I literally howled with laughter. My dog was disturbed, to say the least. LOL. Anyways, I'd definitely recommend this to my friends and I'm going to check out her other books in the series for sure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Amazing!

    I loooove this book! Complete with a wild grandma, a sexy hero, a boring fiance (and his mom). This book is great!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

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    This was a cute story, but to be honest my favorite part of it w

    This was a cute story, but to be honest my favorite part of it was definitely the chocolate recipes. I wanted to drop everything at the beginning of each chapter and run into the kitchen and try them (or, to be honest, have a scantily clad but well-built man do it for me. He'd need to do it shirtless, because it's been so hot out lately. I'm just thinking of him, honest). This says good things about the recipes, but the fact that I was so willing to put the book down...not so much. Of course, I didn't put the book down, so read into that what you will....

    This book is written in a light, breezy style that is fun to read, though at times the metaphors, which are cute, do get to be a bit much. They're creative, but perhaps used a bit too frequently. I did enjoy the characters, though, and will definitely sign on to read Maria's story, when it's released as an ebook. In all, this was a perfect don't-have-to-think-too-much-it's-summer book. With a HEA. And chocolate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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