by Susan Bishop Crispell


From Susan Bishop Crispell comes an audiobook as sweet as it is touching.

With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella's latest request: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father who's back in town for a few months – and as charming as ever.

Noah broke Penelope's heart years ago, but now part of her wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to protect Ella from the same heartbreak. Now Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.

“Readers looking for a feel-good story with a little bit of enchantment sprinkled in will eat this one up. A pleasantly sweet tale about true love, fate, and family.” — Kirkus Reviews

“It sets the “typical” tropes just slightly off center and creates fresh layers of the unexpected. The small‐town setting provides the perfect backdrop for the story…Overall, this novel is a Hallmark movie mixed with chocolate and a delightful dash of the “just maybe”!” — RT Book Reviews

“Come for the life-changing chocolates and opinionated apothecary table, stay for the enchanting eight-year old and complicated secrets. After reading Susan Bishop Crispell’s charming DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE, you’ll want to take up residence in Malarkey, sip magical hot cocoa, and change your own fate!” — Amy E Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake