The Lollipop Shoes Author:Joanne Harris 'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' — 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' — Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped ? at... more » least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l?Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change?.
But this new friendship is not what it seems. Ruthless, devious and seductive, Zozie de l?Alba has plans of her own ? plans that will shake their world to pieces. And with everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy?..
I just loved this book! Even more, I think, than _Chocolat_. My only real complaint was the whole Roux/Josephine-thing was never explained... And the rather open-ending makes me wonder if a third one is planned... Either way, this was a terrific book and such a satisfying read! I really enjoyed this much more than I expected that I would. It was a beautiful magical story!