From the time she was a little girl with a chocolate stand instead of lemonade, Alice Bailey dreamt of opening a chocolate shop. After all, chocolate heals everything, from heartache to woes.
It takes losing her best friend to the coronavirus and inheriting her cherished home for Alice to decide to go for it. If the past months taught Alice anything, it’s that life is precious. She’s ready to put down roots and live her dreams.
Only opening up a chocolate shop in this close-knit community proves harder than she imagined, especially when other businesses were hit so hard. She’s not only an outsider, but resentment over her circumstances breed distrust among some of the other business owners.
But Alice believes in one absolute: chocolate can heal anything and it’s a great way to make new friends—even a neighborhood hit hard by illness, despair, and financial troubles. And as she struggles to heal and rebuild, she shows her new friends and neighbors that life offers more richness than they realize.