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Bookworm: Julia’s Chocolates by Cathy Lamb

December 30, 2009

A couple months ago, my book club read The Last Time I Was Me by Cathy Lamb.  I really enjoyed this book and fell in love with the characters.  As soon as I finished that book, I looked up Cathy Lamb to see what else she has written and found Julia’s Chocolates, which was actually her first novel.   I loved it just as much as The Last Time I Was Me, although it definitely had some darker themes.

Synopsis:  At the beginning of the story, Julia is fleeing from an abusive relationship and seeks refuge at her quirky (an understatement but I can’t think of a word stronger than quirky) aunt’s home in Oregon.  Julia starts the process of healing from a life of abusive relationships and makes strong new friendships in the people in her aunt’s community in Oregon.  On top of all this, there is a studly man in town, some giant painted pigs, and, of course, chocolate.

My review: I loved it!  I fell in love with the characters as much as I did in Lamb’s other novel.  Have you ever finished a book and felt a little sad to see it end because you liked the characters so much?  And maybe wished it was a series so you could find out what they did next – because of the characters, and not from some cheesy cliff-hanger at the end?  That’s how I felt about this book.

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  1. Madalene Braunwarth permalink
    December 3, 2012 5:16 am

    Dark chocolates and milk chocolates are the best. ^

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