Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Scalf Linamen

If you are looking for a light hearted, fun and humorous girlie read, with lots of practical advice, this book is for you! The author interweaves her life experiences with her love of chocolate, mixed with encouraging stories of other women overcoming life's obstacles. This book is highly entertaining, and the author immediately draws you in with stories of her daily struggles as a divorced, single working mom trying to navigate (hilariously) through life. Each chapter ends with a recipe for making something chocolate, and I am looking forward to making the Chocolate Cherry Cake on page 121. I also loved the engaging statements that were at the beginning of each chapter that created excitement for the upcoming stories that would be presented. Most women (and men) cannot help but love, "Every morning, put eating chocolate at the top of your to-do list. That way, you'll always get one thing done." This book put a smile on my face AND in my heart, and after reading it I wondered why I have not been reading more books like it! This book would also be a fabulous gift for a woman who is going through a trial and needs a pick-me-up!

I received this book from the publisher. 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."


  1. Christy! Thank you for such a glowing review of my book "The Chocolate Diaries!" And what a good writer you are! I loved your phrase "fun and humorous girlie book." In fact, your entire review was delightful to read (nevermind that it was about MY book... it was delightful reading regardless of the topic!)

    Now that I've discovered your blog I'll have to check back often to see what you're writing about!


    Karen Linamen
    Humorous Inspirational Speaker
    for Women

  2. Oh my goodness! I feel so honored that an author has so kindly posted on my blog! This has totally made my day! Blessings!


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