From award-winning authors & proprietors of Chocolate Chocolate, Frances Park & Ginger Park finally penned their delicious memoir! Their uplifting and inspiring memoir is the perfect gift for any occasion.
The Park Sisters have been humbled by the global response to their memoir. They've received countless emails from California to Wisconsin, from Milan to Seoul praising their story.
Read synopsis below.
Frances and Ginger were carefree young women when the sudden death of their father turned their world upside down. Reeling from their loss, they turned to one another-- and the comfort of good chocolate --to numb their pain as they figured out way to create a shared future. The answer turned out to be as simple as their childhood dream: open a chocolate shop.
In January 1984, Chocolate Chocolate opened its doors in downtown Washington, D.C. But it was a rocky road to success; thanks to a crooked contractor, the walls of their shop literally crumbled around them and building a clientele wasn’t easy; many days the sisters consumed more chocolate than they actually sold. Thankfully, over time, with much hard work and perhaps even a divine dose of chocolate magic, their no name shop was transformed into a nationally celebrated boutique. Along the way the sisters found love, penned books, and befriended a charming entourage of customers whose own stories were as luscious as the bonbons that had them coming back for more.
“Heartwarming and fun, this inspirational story of how two young women created a fabulous chocolate boutique s will have desperate chocoholics mainlining chocolate syrup and snorting cocoa until they can get hold of the real thing.” --JoAnna Carl, author of The Chocoholic Mystery Series
“A charming tale of two sisters who turn their passion for chocolate into an entrepreneur’s dream by opening a luxurious chocolate boutique in Washington D.C. With a fiercely loyal stream of quirky customers, a strong commitment to family and an unflappable sisterly bond to inspire them, the Park sisters confront life’s ups, downs and in-betweens with all the grace and elegance of a perfectly formed chocolate truffle.” --Tish Boyle, author of The Cake Book
“The ultimate cautionary confectionary tale, replete with all the romance, ups and downs of any great food drama. This is a book to curl up with, along with the delicious, toothsome comfort of all the Godiva, Lindt, Baci and Bouchons, and (mood-altering) Half-Moon Buttercream Dreams you could wish for.” -- Marcy Goldman, Author, Master Baker, A Passion for Baking, The Baker's Four Seasons, founder of www.BetterBaking.com
“Chocolate Chocolate is a tale of sheer determination, overcoming evil villians, and ultimately, hard-won success. The divine descriptions of mouth-watering chocolates, the bursts of wisdom, lush detail and sisterly bond make this a very sweet read.”--Helen Tse, author of Sweet Mandarin
Quote from readers: A big THANK YOU to Ginger who was so kind to us today. "Chocolate Chocolate" was the book my book club read this month and five of us made a field trip in to the store this afternoon for some heavenly chocolate. It was so nice to meet Koomo too. We had a terrific time!
"I devoured your CC book in one sitting...delicious!" Millette