“The wind keeps worrying at the cords that keep us safe. Still we hear its siren call. And it smells of other places. It speaks of danger and sunlight, adventure and joy. It catches at the back of the throat like unexpected laughter“
Several years after reading Chocolat I have chosen The Strawberry Thief, the 4th book in the series. Vianne had been away in Paris with her two daughters Anouk and Rosette but now re-established in the Chocolaterie in the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes she has an on/off relationship with Roux, Rosette’s father who lives in his boat on the river. She desperately misses Anouk but feels secure with Rosette whose lack of speech and strange ways keep her at home with her mother. And yet she feels happy to let Rosette wander without fearing she will come to harm.
But then the wind returns, things…
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