Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Chocolate Diaries

The title to this book alone made me want to read it. Unlike the author, I'm not a chocoholic, but I was intrigued at the idea of a Christian Living/Women's interest book that had something to do with chocolate. The idea of the book is simply finding the sweet pieces in a life filled with bitter ingredients. It started out with talking about how to blend these bitter ingredients into the recipe of your life to make a sweeter product in the end. I had to give this book three stars out of five because I felt that as a "Christian Interest" book, there wasn't a lot of Christian going on. It just didn't blow me away, which is what a book would have to do to earn all five stars. The exception to this is definitely the second to last chapter, which pretty much nailed the whole thing. If that chapter were the entire book, it would have gotten 5 out of 5 stars. I did like that the author didn't sugar coat anything despite the sweet title. She got in and got right to her point. The book contains funny anecdotes and great tips on handling the little things in life. Possibly my favorite part of the book (with the exception of that exceptional chapter of course) was that each chapter ended with a recipe or chocolate idea. It was definitely a rather enjoyable and easy read.

You can order this book here.

Read the first chapter here.

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

1 comment:

karen said...

Mary! I very much enjoyed your review of my book, "The Chocolate Diaries." And a special nod of appreciation to you for not being a chocoholic and reading it anyway! :)

I love your insights! Keep up the good work on your blog. And now that I've found your work, I'll have to check back often and see what you're up to!


Karen Linamen
Humorous Inspirational Speaker
for Women