Foreword Reviews

Straight Uphill

A Tale of Love and Chocolate

2020 INDIES Winner
Bronze, Romance (Adult Fiction)

Five generations of women confectioners in a hilltop Italian village work the improbable magic of love and chocolate. Can a brokenhearted American tourist fight the ghosts of her past to find a new life? Can a courageous mother save the village in the midst of war; and a renegade daughter redefine familial love? Could unlikely couples find each other despite their differences? If an abandoned widow navigates a shifting sense of purpose, will the legacy of chocolatiers take a new turn?