The Chocolate Affair

The Chocolate Affair

by Helen Ellis
     
 

Henrietta Pittman already has three novel manuscripts lying forgotten in the bottom drawer, so why challenge the Delta Cove Writers Group to write another 50,000 words in 30 days? From Day One things do not go well for her. For instance, there's Matt Watson, her critique partner, who's determined to out-write her with his scorching sex romp, "Drop

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Henrietta Pittman already has three novel manuscripts lying forgotten in the bottom drawer, so why challenge the Delta Cove Writers Group to write another 50,000 words in 30 days? From Day One things do not go well for her. For instance, there's Matt Watson, her critique partner, who's determined to out-write her with his scorching sex romp, "Drop Dead Blonde". Henny can't even make up her mind what to write! Finally she decides on "The Chocolate Affair" - after all, isn't chocolate every girl’s soother of sorrows; panacea of all ills; comforter; consoler; obsession-maker; greed gatherer?

But widowed Henny is also trying to cope with her feelings for Matt, while contending with her daughters, Louise and Allie, and their burgeoning teenage problems. Then there's her boss, Jay Franklin, expecting her to run his garden center business, but not coping with her suddenly popular innovative garden concept. And her psycho cat, Rissole...

So, can she write "The Chocolate Affair" despite all distractions? Can she cope with new disasters, bringing back terrible memories? And can she do it all without Matt? He's become important to her, but he disappears in strange circumstances at a crucial moment, leaving behind a legacy to help her face the future. Will they face it together?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044905832
Publisher:
Helen Ellis
Publication date:
09/05/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Originally a writer of children's books - Max, and the Gang of Five - being her last (Zeus Publications), Helen is now a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and specializes in contemporary women's fiction, humorous romance, romantic drama, and even urban fantasy. She has had short stories published in the RWA's anthologies, Little Gems, and online in the USA and Germany.
"Escape to Santorini" is her first eBook novel,
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/155527
then "Marigold's Luck":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205359
"One Greek Summer":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205692
"The Chocolate Affair":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/228573
Often wondering if, in a past life, she lived on a Greek island, Helen has traveled for the past twenty years throughout Greece. She has spent much of this time in villages studying customs, and enjoying the day-to-day life of the people. She says she’s been looking for her special place, but in the meantime has gathered experiences, images, indulgences, and friends.
Helen's travel writing includes, "Paros", published in Lonely Planet’s "Rite of Passage - Tales of Backpacking Round Europe", P.168, (2003), a photo/para "postcard" of Israel in "The Asia Book", (2008) P.216, and her latest travel piece on Greece - "Ancient Charms for the Young-at-heart which appeared in the Sunday News Limited newspapers in Australia, (2011)". Earlier, Helen has written an eBook called Greece - Gleeful Glimpses.
Her memoir "Make Mine A Moussaka" is her most recent work: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/136266
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQJ0KX2
And you can view her folio of Greek photographs on her website - http://greekpixandwords.com.
Knowing that it is always a problem when you want to visit a foreign country but don’t know a lot about it and how it works:
Helen recommends her eBook - "GREECE - 100 Travel Tips": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/126404
She also runs a service for travelers planning a holiday in Greece. She finds you can Google until the cows come home, but never quite sort out in your mind exactly what you want, without a little help. Having traveled the Mainland, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese, and having learned the way things tick, she knows the best archaeological sites, the most interesting islands, the best places for R&R, relatively unknown spots, excellent beaches, good hikes, and can suggest best Budget accommodations or top-of-the-range resorts.
For further details contact her - helen@helenspixandwords.com

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