Jan Moran is a novelist and fiction author. Her stories are smart and stylish, and written with emotional depth. She often draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details. The Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her historical fiction novels, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful.
Jan also writes historical novels for St. Martin's Press, including Scent of Triumph and The Winemakers. Her nonfiction Fabulous Fragrances series earned a spot on the Rizzoli top ten bestseller books list.
She has been featured in prestigious media outlets, including CNN, Wall Street Journal, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Costco Connection. She has spoken before Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers, and on behalf of Edelman and DeVries clients. She lives in Southern California, where she is at work on her next historical novel and contemporary series.
Jan enjoys receiving letters and emails from readers, and she is available to speak to book clubs in person or by phone or online. Visit her website at JanMoran.com. Sign up to receive special offers.
Anna Trent may be a supervisor in a chocolate factory...but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. So when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud.
After all, there is a world of difference between chalky, mass-produced English chocolate and the gourmet confections Anna's new boss creates.
But with a bit of luck and a lot of patience, Anna might learn that the sweetest things in life are always worth working for.
A heartwarming, bittersweet story of life, love and chocolate, fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner and Jill Mansell will be craving sweets along with this tale of love lost and found.
Other books by Jenny Colgan:
Meet Me At The Cupcake Café - "A hilarious, fast-paced fantasy about starting over, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Absolutely adorable." - Booklist
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris A heartwarming and bittersweet story of love lost and found
Sweetshop of Dreams A charming story of nostalgic sweets and finding yourself in unexpected places
"This is a story about food and love, yes... It is so much more than that, however."
"What I really loved was the vivid description of Paris. I almost felt like I was there, sitting on that terrace and enjoying the view of the city."
"a fantastically written book that will get those taste buds dancing"
"Romance + chocolate + Parisian backdrop sounds like a recipe for a good love story to me."
"an homage to La bohème... Moulin Rouge and part of Rent... At the very heart of this novel is bohemian Paris."What reviewers are saying about The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris:
"both believable and funny, while the Parisian setting makes this story practically irresistible." - Shelf Awareness Reader
"This cross-generational story is as irresistible as Colgan's portrayal of Paris itself-and all things chocolate. " - Publishers Weekly
"Heartwarming and funny..." -Booklist
"will have you laughing one moment and crying the next... will entertain you at every turn." - RT Book Reviews
"A tale of two Englishwomen in Paris, of love lost and found... Gently and lovingly done." - Dear AuthorWhat everyone is saying about Jenny Colgan:
"[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary... Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read." - USA Today
"Absolutely adorable... charming... an endearing, delightful read" - Silver's Reviews
Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin’s Press:
THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s.
SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer’s obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.
BOOK AWARDS:Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction