Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life by Karen Linamen

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400074029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400074020

Product Description


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. 

About the Author


No stranger to good chocolate, Karen Scalf Linamen is a popular speaker and the author of fifteen books for women, including Just Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt and Chocolatherapy: Satisfying the Deepest Cravings of Your Inner Chick. Karen writes, entertains, cooks, and pursues the sweet life with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

My Review

What I just love about Karen Linamen is that she subscribes to the belief that anything can be made better with chocolate!  And she is so right.  Some of her other books include "Just Hand Over The Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt"  and "Chocolatherapy".  She has written over a dozen self help books that are both humorous and enlightening.  She writes a blog called "Wit and Wellness" located here:  http://witandwellness.wordpress.com/.  She also has a website:  http://www.karenlinamen.com/ .  Both are worth taking a look at!

The Chocolate Diaries is a collection of fifteen tales of women's journeys on the rough roads of life and how they coped with these issues.  Coping mechanisms included prayer, confidence, friendships and of course the healing powers of chocolate.  This is a delightful book that would be perfect to pair with a box of chocolates and give to a friend going through a rough time.  It is a great read and I found it to be very inspirational.  I also loved the little recipe tips for quick chocolate fixes.  This book would be suitable to give to both Christian and non-Christian friends.  It is suitable for non-Christian friends as it is a subtle way to introduce the love of the Lord into their lives.

I highly recommend this delightful book.

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