Shades of Chocolate

April 18th, 2016. Filed under: Monday's Musings.

Shades of Chocolate
By Cecelia Dowdy


The Bakery Romance Series Book Two

Toni enjoys making sweet treats in her bakery. Haunted by her abusive childhood, she struggles with her faith in God. Her world changes when a handsome stranger comes into her bakery, reminiscing about his childhood. Jason Matthews misses his days of working in his family’s bakery. Estranged from his father, he longs to find the joy and comfort of baking again. Can Toni and Jason overcome their pasts and their problems and learn to trust one another?


Oh, my. We are talking shades of deliciousness. Can you imagine walking into a bakery, taking a deep breath and smelling all that chocolate? That unique bakery is one of the main characters in this book.
Toni and Jason come from very different backgrounds, but do have the love of baking in common. Jason needs to escape his father’s heavy handedness while Toni needs to escape her childhood and ex-fiance’.
They join forces when Toni needs help in the bakery and Jason needs baking therapy. Will this be only an interval of a couple months or will they give into their hearts and figure out how to have a long distance bakery romance?
Thank you so much, Cecelia, for your Bakery Romance series. I’ve enjoyed both Raspberry Kisses and Shades of Chocolate. I’m definitely looking forward to Sweet Dreams, the third in your series.

***A special thank you to the author for providing a review copy.***


Cecelia Dowdy has been an avid reader since she learned to string letters together to form words. While pursuing a business degree in college one of her professors tried to convince her to get an English degree since he felt she was a great writer. Years later, after receiving her BS in Finance, she took her former teacher’s advice, and started pursuing her literary career.

She loves to read, write, and bake delicious desserts during her spare time. Traveling is another favorite hobby, and she’s been to various countries around the world, including Germany, France, England, Tahiti, New Zealand, Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Santo Domingo. She enjoys listening to old tunes with her husband on Saturday nights. Currently she resides with her spouse and young son in Maryland.

You can read more about Cecelia and her books here.

2 Responses to Shades of Chocolate

  1. cecelia dowdy

    Nancy, thanks so much for reviewing my novel! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!

  2. Nancy

    Cecelia, there’s not been a book of yours that I haven’t enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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