“The Chocolate Diaries”

Book Review for “The Chocolate Diaries—Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life,” by Karen Scalf Linamen, WaterBrook Press, 2011

I love Ms. Linamen’s light, yet deep approach to life’s difficulties. She is genuinely honest and reflective as she shares her and other’s tough experiences. The book is filled with practical lists and fun interjections such as “don’t forget to add eat chocolate today at the top of every list.  No matter how many things I fail to accomplish, I can always cross at least one of them off my list.” 

Each chapter begins with a witty quote and ends with a Q & A: What’s your secret to a sweeter journey on the rocky road of life?  The chapters end with reflective questions and a delightful chocolate recipe.   

I’d recommend this book to anyone having trouble digesting life right now and desires unbiased personal insights coupled with a few good laughs. I appreciate the fact that Ms. Linamen gives credit to God who can wipe away our tears when chocolate alone won’t do the trick. She reminds the reader that power, wisdom, and help can be found in Scripture.

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.


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