Chocolatour receives five-star review from Readers’ Favorite

Today was a super day for Chocolatour!

The book received a five-star rating from the Readers’ Favorite Reviews and Awards site.

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I’ve entered Chocolatour in several categories in the awards, and with any luck, come July 1, 2014, I’ll be announcing that we’re a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Awards —  to be chosen September 1, 2014 .


Here is the review that you’ll see on the Readers’ Favorite site:

Review of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate, Volume I
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite”To all chocolate lovers, this is a travel book that you will not want to overlook. Doreen Pendgracs’ Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate takes readers around the globe in the hunt for the best chocolate, chocolatiers, chocolate makers, events and attractions from seven countries including France, Italy, and Switzerland, and to the growing cocoa regions of Peru, Ecuador, and the West Indies.
I strongly suggest to readers to have a chocolate bar near because Pendgracs bombards Chocolatour with picturesque and delicious photos of everything related to chocolate, including recipes from chefs.

Do you know the difference between cacao and cocoa? If you love chocolate but lack the knowledge like me, Pendgracs deftly explains relevant terminologies specific to the world of chocolate in Chapter 1. Novices of the chocolate culture will know what differentiates chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and chocolate masters. Readers will love chocolate in Chapter 2, “Chocogasms and Other Health Benefits of Chocolate”. I do have my personal favorite – Chapter 9, “Sweet Success in Switzerland”, as my two favorite chocolate products are Toblerone and Lindt.

Simply put, Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate gives seasoned and new chocolate lovers incomparable insight into the self-indulgent culture of chocolate. It is undeniably an enjoyable and easy read with an appetizing theme boosted by clear, flawless prose. If you plan to travel soon, it is wise to bring this book along. Delightfully, this is only volume one of Chocolatour, so you can look forward to more of Doreen Pendgracs’ mouth-watering quest in the next installment.”


Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

6 Responses

  1. Pat Bodman says:

    Congratulations Doreen!!! Isn’t this kind of like getting your star on Hollywood Boulevard??? lol!! Fingers crossed for other rewards and recognition of your work!!

  2. Arleen says:

    What a great review. You have taken an idea that in my world is unique and have developed it well. I have to say if I did what you did I would get fat and have pimples all over my face, so I admire you. Good luck and I hope you get the award.

  3. Thanks so much, Susan. Fingers crossed that the top-notch review will translate into an award or two.
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  4. Wow!!! That is awesome my friend. I am so happy for you. To be honest, I find it no surprise at all. It is very well deserved and spot on. 🙂
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