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Chocolat by Joanne Harris

★★★★☆ In Lansquenet, nothing much has changed for decades and decades. That is, until Vianne Rocher comes to settle and begin a chocolate shop and outrages the local priest to begin such a shop in temptation and sin - and at the beginning of Lent, too! But slowly and surely, the town gives in, despite the preaching and the threats of damnation, but evil still lurks in the corners. But sometimes the only way to cast out true evil, is to expose it to the light..

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The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

★★★★★ Mila and her siblings live alone in the forest after her father has left them five years ago - right when the winter came and never left again. Then one night a fur-clad stranger comes to their door, asking for shelter for himself and his men. The next morning, Mila's brother, Oskar, has left. Mila is convinced he's been taken, and sets out to save him.

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The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

★★★★★ Willa Jackson tries to live a quiet life, an adult life, working in her own shop and doing laundry in the evening, just like her Dad would have wanted it. The only thing she allows herself is looking at the progress of the restoration of the Blue Ridge Madam, the building that was once her family's pride but because of a scandal no longer belongs to them. Then one faithful night, she meets one of her old classmates by chance, and Willa's quiet life is not so quiet anymore, forcing her to deal with her past and allow herself to have a future.