Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Chocolate Diaries

If you are in the mood for a sweet, light-hearted read that gives a mixture of faith, family, healing, hope, and recipes for quick chocolate treats this may be just the book you have been looking for to spend a relaxing afternoon or two. Karen Linamen shares not only her own heart but stories of other women who have struggled and gone to reach new peaks of joy again. I usually attend one or two women's conferences a year, and I am assured at each of them that this is just the type thing we women enjoy, so I am sure this will appeal to many.

I guess I just don't have an over-abundance of these girly, shopping, bonding, fluffy desires. I admit that I read this right after a tornado caused much devastation to my state, so I was even more distracted than usual. It did help pass time, and it did make me smile, but I just could not handle a steady diet of this type of reading material. Well written, and I can think of several of my friends who will want a copy of their own, but I need to stick with mission-minded material more than "me"-minded material. So, it is great for women who need a light pick-me-up dose of encouragement and may be exactly what someone needs when life just needs a dollop of sweetness.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".

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