The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life by Karen Linamen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Chocolate Diaries was a light uplifting read although I didn’t really learn any “secrets.” The recommendations for a sweeter journey were what you would expect: pray, read the Bible, spend time with friends, listen to music, cry when you need to, laugh whenever you can, and of course, eat chocolate. But the stories that some of the women shared were very inspiring, and the book itself is a good pick-me-up. The author also inserted a great deal of humor. I would give this book as a gift, maybe as part of a basket with indulgences like bubble bath and chocolate truffles. Though I didn’t learn anything new, I felt encouraged after reading it. I also liked the collection of recipes that were scattered throughout the book. I don’t cook, but for many of the recipes there was no cooking required. Overall, The Chocolate Diaries is a feel-good read featuring godly women that have endured much but have learned to live lives of joy and peace despite great hardship and trial.
In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received this book for free from Kregel Publications.