The Chocolate Garden: Dare River

The Chocolate Garden: Dare River

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by Ava Miles
     
 
Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family.

In THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN, USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles takes us back to Dare River...

Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after a tragic marriage. Plants she understands,

Overview

Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family.

In THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN, USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles takes us back to Dare River...

Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after a tragic marriage. Plants she understands, but men...well, they're of the weed variety. She's started her own landscaping business, catering to her country music rock star brother's friends. Her first client is sexy, soulful, Alpha hero material, and the one man who tantalizes her and scares her to death.

John Parker McGuiness is a man of many talents, working as a songwriter and lawyer for country music's biggest stars. He's drawn to Tammy like no other and hires her as his landscaper, wanting to show her they're made for each other. When Tammy learns he's a professed chocoholic, she fashions a magical garden for him--a chocolate garden.

As the garden comes to life, their love for each other grows. When tragedy strikes Tammy's home,
John Parker is willing to move mountains to protect her and her children. Tammy struggles to guard her newfound independence as they use the magic of the chocolate garden to help her children feel safe again. But when secrets from Tammy's past resurface, can their love and passion survive the memories haunting her?

Dare Valley:
NORA ROBERTS LAND
FRENCH ROAST
THE GRAND OPENING
THE HOLIDAY SERENADE
THE TOWN SQUARE
THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS
THE PERFECT INGREDIENT
THE BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE
DARING BRIDES (a collection of wedding stories)
THE CALENDAR OF NEW BEGINNINGS ~ coming April 2016

The Dare Valley Meets Paris Mini-series:
THE BILLIONAIRE'S GAMBLE
THE BILLIONAIRE'S SECRET
THE BILLIONAIRE'S COURTSHIP
THE BILLIONAIRE'S RETURN

Dare River:
COUNTRY HEAVEN
COUNTRY HEAVEN SONG BOOK
COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOK
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN: A MAGICAL TALE (a children's book companion)
FIREFLIES AND MAGNOLIAS
THE PROMISE OF RAINBOWS
THE FOUNTAIN OF INFINITE WISHES ~ coming 2016

Once Upon A Dare:
THE GATE TO EVERYTHING ~ coming 2016

REVIEWS:
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog

"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 NYT Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today

"...Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story." Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:
USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers after receiving Nora Roberts' blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts' name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. A mere six months after her debut in 2013, she'd hit the USA Today Bestseller list and released five books. So far, over a million readers have discovered Ava's stories, which have reached the #1 spot at Barnes & Noble and ranked in Amazon and iBooks' Top 10. Ava's books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor's Picks and are being translated into multiple languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150733329
Publisher:
Ava Miles, Inc
Publication date:
08/11/2014
Series:
The Dare River Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,165
File size:
623 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles joined the ranks of beloved storytellers after receiving Nora Roberts' blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts' name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND. A mere six months after her debut in 2013, she'd hit the USA Today Bestseller list and released five books. So far, over a million readers have discovered Ava's stories, which have reached the #1 spot at Barnes & Noble and ranked in Amazon and iBooks' Top 10. Ava's books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year and Top Editor's Picks and are being translated into multiple languages.

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The Chocolate Garden: Dare River 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Ava's books available, so I consider myself a true fan of her writing. Having said that, I was pretty disappointed with The Chocolate Garden. I love all of the characters, and the connection between all of her books. I found myself sooo frustrated with Tammy's decisions. Having been in an abusive marriage myself, I speak from experience. I thought she went completely overboard in her independence seeking. Towards the end, to me she was just exasperating. After my divorce, I would have died to have found someone like John Parker to sweep me off my feet, and love my children like they were his own. I thought the overall storyline was good, but I hate the way it unfolded. Call me traditional, but I happen to love books that end like a fairy tale, with marriage and happily ever after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book that I've read by Ava Miles and I was absolutely thrilled with it. It tugged at my heartstrings, made me angry, made me laugh and was so full of wonder. If I could go back and undo all that I have read and do it all again I would. Tammy the heroine is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after an abusive marriage that she endured for years. She and her children are living with her brother and slowly working on making changes to their lives that impact them positively. John Parker is the man that has loved her since he met her and is inching his way slowly into her life until she is ready to take the leap to love again. If Ava Miles keeps writing stories like this one I will keep coming back again and again for more. I was given this ARC in order to give an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone. Lori P
Anonymous 24 days ago
I was locked out of the other res.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Look, it's just... I hate the off-and-on thing. I don't know when I'll be back this time. I'm out of options. I'm just going to leave for good. Okay?
Anonymous 6 months ago
VERY good book. Really enjoyed 2nd in series 298 pages of romance, family and suspence.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Hhhmmm. Wanna start a game or something at Mansfield? Maybe start another 2p craze? XD
25jump More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. You have to do what is best for you and don't let anyone tell you what to do. Tammy has to find her own way and JP is waiting for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed book one and started this book just to find out who the leak was but quickly got engrossed Tammy's story and loved the glimpes about Amelia Ann and Clayton story. Amymj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for more
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Loved the first so much,had to but the rest of the Dare River books. Truly enjoy them!
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Great follow up to the first
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Slow slow moving and at times lost my interest-loved characters
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