Julia's Chocolates

Julia's Chocolates

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When Julia Bennett leaves her abusive fiancé at the altar, she knows life will never be the same again. Seeking comfort, she heads to her Aunt Lydia's rambling farmhouse where she is welcomed by an eccentric, warm, and wise group of women. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness.What will it take for them to become their true selves? For Julia, it's chocolate. All her life, baking has been her therapy and her refuge, a way to heal wounds and make friends. But it can't keep her safe. As Julia gradually opens her heart to a new life, with new friendships, and a new love, the past is catching up to her. And this time, she'll have to face it head on.

Publisher: New York :, Kensington Books
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780749017057
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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CRRL_MegRaymond Jul 25, 2017

After fleeing her bad fiance in Boston, Julia goes to the only place she’s ever felt was home - her aunt Lydia’s farmhouse in Oregon.

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TheresaAJ
Jul 09, 2013

This book has one of the best opening sentences ever -- "I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota." This debut novel by Cathy Lamb follows Julia Bennett's journey from abused child to abused fiancee to independence. Along the way, she forms a core group of friends that also have challenges but support each other. This novel shows you that change, while often difficult, can be accomplished with surprises and rewards along the way.

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junetoon
Aug 10, 2011

I LOVE this book. Not only is it funny, but it gives emotion. Its happy, your happy, its sad, your sad. I highly recamend this book for anyone who needs a good laugh.

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Vandyoak
Feb 16, 2011

I have read this and two other books by Cathy Lamb and have found her subject matter/writing style to be funny and engaging.

However, many of her characters are too one-dimensional to be very sympathetic or compelling.

The settings and subject matter of all her books (Oregon and women finding salvation in a small town) are very much the same. Reading her books back to back is not the best way to experience them.

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