Trailer ✓ Bitter Chocolate PDF by ✓ Lesley Lokko

Trailer ✓ Bitter Chocolate PDF by ✓ Lesley Lokko This was an accidental read I mistook it for another book of the same title Imagine my surprise when I opened a book I supposed to be about fair trade chocolate and instead found myself reading a novel I read a few chapters and was unimpressed, but for some reason I pressed on The book is 500 pages so I wasn t sure if I would actually finish it.
A few chapters in, though, I fell in love with the main characters The novel explores the interconnected lives of three women Laure and Ameline grow up in turbulent Haiti Laure is the granddaughter of the grand matron of an old family Ameline is her reste avec, a servant child chosen to grow up in the household with Laure Privileged Melanie is the daughter of an aging rock star based in London, England.
Laure goes to United States to live with her estranged mother When the government of Haiti is overt Two rich, idle young women, abandoned by glamourous, thoughtless parents, go in search for love and self respect across three continents in Lokko s jet setting blockbuster of a novel Laure St Lazare is the 16 year old daughter of a runaway mother who lives with her widowed, loveless grandmother in a rambling mansion in Port au Prince, Haiti Despite her good family, she has dark,Bitter Chocolateskin, which is undesirable in her native land Melanie Miller is the 18 year old daughter of a rock star father, divorced from her mother who is now married to a wealthy, prize winning architect and lives in London Her father has constantly neglected her and at the start of the novel he fails to show for her 18th birthday.
I bought this book on a whim from ebay, the description proclaiming the no Previous Trashionista editors Gemma and Jenni loved Lesley Lokko s first two books, Sundowners and Saffron Skies, so I was keen to read her third, Bitter Chocolate, although slightly concerned because it s over 500 pages long Spanning decades and continents, it s the story of three women Ameline, Laure and Melanie Laure and Ameline have grown up together in Haiti, while Melanie was raised in London, the financially spoiled but emotionally neglected daughter of an aging rock star.
Ameline was taken into Laure s family as a reste avec literally stay with a poor child kept by a rich family as a companion to their own child i.
e Laure Now the girls are grown up, Ameline is little better than a servant to Laure s grandmother, but she and Laure love each other like sisters Laure s mother, Belle, is living in Chicago, apparently in disgrace after giving birth to the dark skinned L Great read Was recommended by a friend and was difficult to find but this author writes with a style I enjoy and has well developed characters A story about 3 young women with formidable challenges in different parts of the world, primarily centred around Haiti and the UK Topical considering the recent disaster and Haiti and quite an intimate look at the social structure class system in parts of the country Will look for other books by this author.
This book was amazing I enjoyed the stories of Ameline and Laure, it was beautiful, unique and special.
This book centers on the story of Ameline, Laure and Melanie Ameline is a reste avec which means a Stay with who grew up as a slave without a past and a family she grew up as simply ameline, no heritage, no surname, no family Ameline works for laure privileged family, not only as a slave but she came to be Laure s best friend and sister Laure St Lazare however, is the 16 year old daughter of a runaway mother, she lives with her widowed, loveless grandmother in a rambling mansion in Port au Prince, Haiti she loves her reste avec who she has come to fondly refer to as a sister After she got pregnant, she had to leave to stay with her mother in the United State with Ambientato ad Haiti, negli Stati Uniti, in Europa e in Africa dagli anni Ottanta fino a praticamente i giorni nostri, Cioccolato amaro racconta le vicissitudini di tre ragazze Laure, Ameline e Melanie Laure la rampolla di una ricca famiglia di Haiti decaduta economicamente e anche un po in disgrazia a livello sociale Laure infatti il risultato della relazione della madre, Belle, con uno stalliere di colore molto scuro, una grande onta ad Haiti Belle ora vive in America a Chicago e Laure sogna solo di andarsene dall atmosfera stagnante della casa in cui vive con la rigida nonna Ameline la reste avec di Laure una reste avec una specie di dama di compagnia proveniente dai ceti sociali pi bassi , quasi una sorella in realt Melanie la figlia di una famosa rock star che per non mai stata un padre per lei Anche la madre c Laure, Beautiful And Already Abandoned Twice In Her Young Life Amelie, Caught In A World Where She S Neither Servant Or Mistress Melanie, The Rock Star S Daughter Who Has Everything Money Can Buy, Except The Love She Craves Three Girls In Search Of A Missing Piece Of Their Lives Three Girls Who Will Change Their Worlds To Find It It s an interesting story of three different women and how their lives develop the interesting part about Haiti and Baby doc could have been explored better than just a lucky escape Most Haitians couldn t escape the story of the rock star s daughter Melanie quite superfluous and shallow I think the author wants to illustrate that sometimes having everything is a curse in disguise because nothing makes you happy but still, I can t help but think it doesn t fit as nicely as the Laure Amelie story and their family secrets that eventually come to light, their return to their homeland and their home and their ascent to a better life, to a secure future, to building success with their own hands.
While I do like the story, it s at most a fluffy vacation read The language and the style is quite simple, the story is interesting but sometimes Incorporating what is essentially three stories into the one book, Bitter Chocolate just did not work for me The tale of three young women, Laure, Ameline and, Melanie, in my personal opinion that the author would have been better sticking to the story of one, at a push, two of the characters rather than this somewhat epic tale that just did not flow.
A considerable read of 577 pages, because of the way in which it was written I d find myself forgetting what had happened to say Ameline by the time the author had devoted several chapters to the other two women before returning to her story Not that I was particularly interested in the adventures of any of the three women who I didn t think were well developed by the author.
The other characters faring little better, on the whole I This book tells 3 different stories within the one novel I didn t finish this book because it did not capture my interest Even after 50 pages or so it felt as if nothing at all had happened I believe the problem is the way the book is set out The three stories are told consecutively and you jump around from story to story with very little notice This made it very difficult to follow the story and therefore almost impossible to enjoy the story I wish the author had decided to tell just one of the stories If she felt the need to tell all three stories she should have separated them into different novels This would have made the books much easier to read and they still would have been around 200 pages in length I can t recommend this book, however fans of the author may enjoy the story if they are used to the writing style.

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