We love it! Baked. Melted. Solid. Yum! One of my favorite “chocolate memories” took place in 2004 at my daughter Courtney’s wedding. Instead of offering a groom’s cake, we ordered a chocolate fountain (complete with someone to man it). This was before the days of those do-it-yourself chocolate fountains. We’re talking the real deal here. I filled the table with everything a person could ever want to dip into the chocolate: fruit, cookies, pretzels, marshmallows. . .you name it, we had it. About halfway into the reception I realized that a large chunk of our guests had gone missing from the activities. Where did I find them? At the chocolate fountain! Grown women, small children, little girls in (previously clean) frilly dresses. . .they were all clustered around the fountain. Our photographer even caught a picture of my sister-in-law leaning down with her tongue out, as if drinking from the fountain!
People have a tendency to “gather around” the things they love. I kept this idea in mind while writing my novel LOVE FINDS YOU IN CAMELOT TENNESSEE. In that wacky story, the citizens of Camelot Tennessee link arms to save their town. To raise funds, they put on the musical, Camelot. Chaos ensues when auditions begin, because very few people in the town can act or sing! Still, they “gather around” the project and put on a terrific show. And, much like the situation at my daughter’s wedding, some folks come out a little messy in the end. Others shine like stars. Most, like our wedding guests, end up happy and full. . .satisfied. The town is saved, and everyone lives happily ever after.
I highly recommend chocolate. Oh, and I highly recommend LOVE FINDS YOU IN CAMELOT TENNESSEE, too. Here’s the official blurb: Friends Amy and Steve are trying to save her town with performances of the musical, “Camelot.” But when a handsome newcomer cast as Lancelot takes an interest in Amy, the classic love triangle just might take its drama offstage!