Friday, November 4, 2011

Book review The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Linamen

The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life

book blurb:

Ready to Make Some Sweet Changes? Karen Linamen dishes up a satisfying blend of moxie and mocha, sharing stories from dozens of women who reveal savvy strategies for embracing a sweeter life—even while traveling rocky roads. If you’re hungry for more joy, reasons to laugh again, ideas to help you heal, and reliable hope leading to a sweeter future, this journey will leave you satisfied. Funny, transparent, and uplifting, The Chocolate Diaries is like taking a road trip with good friends who are wise about life. And while you’re at it, indulge (just a little) in the quirky recipes for concocting chocolate delights out of whatever ingredients you can round up in your kitch. The road may still be bumpy, but you’ll be having too much fun to care.

my review:
I thought the book had a great premise and enjoyed the anecdotes and chocolate references. While the author had seemed to experienced some difficult times and wanted to guide her children well, I found her biblical basis and references lacking. She seemed to quote others when she made a biblical point, so she didn't have to be the one to say something "religious" and instead it was made by someone else. Want a book with guiding stories from real life? Then read this, but if you're looking for a biblical basis and backing for her advice then you'll find this chocolate lacking as I did.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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