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Truffles by the Sea by Julie Carobini – CFBA Feature

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

This week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance introduces:
Truffles by the Sea by Julie Carobini
Bethany House (February 1, 2008)

About the Author:
Julie Carobini is an award-winning writer whose stories often spotlight her family, the sea, and God’s timely work in the lives of those around her. She lives with her husband, Dan, and their three children in Ventura Beach, California.

She also likes to blog! Go leave her a comment at Waves of Grace.

Special Note from Julie:
To celebrate this CFBA tour March 5-7, I’ll be giving away a copy of Truffles by the Sea AND and a 1/2 lb. box of yummy truffles to three of your readers.

All they need to do is drop by this post on my blog during the tour and leave a comment and a way to contact them if they win.

About the Book:
If you read, Julie’s first book, Chocolate Beach, then you might remember Gaby as Bri’s dramatic, lovesick best friend. Unfortunately, things get worse—much worse—for her before they get…well, best not to give it away.

Sometimes all a girl has left is chocolate…

Gaby Flores has a penchant for drama and an unfortunate knack for dating Mr. So Wrong. After breaking off yet another relationship, watching her apartment building burn to the ground, and discovering that her dippy delivery guy has run off with most of her business, Gaby decides it’s time to turn things around.

So she moves to a tiny waterfront loft and takes on a new motto: “Be gullible no more!” With help from her friends, she works to rebuild her flower shop—and her life. But when legal troubles and quirky neighbors and two surprising romances enter her beachy world, Gaby’s motto and fledgling faith are put to the test.

Can a young woman prone to disaster in both work and love finally find happily ever after?

What Other Readers Have Said:
“Truffles by the Sea is delightful! Julie Carobini has a new fan in this reader, and she’s earned a spot on my keeper shelf.” –Kay James, RomanceReaderatHeart.com

“This book is a delight to read, and the author has us rooting for Gaby from page one. This girl’s never-say-die attitude is incredible, and her life is filled with all kinds of foibles. This is chick lit with heart – about so much more than finding a man…. While keeping the light chick lit tone, this book satisfied while avoiding the tired old formulas. Just when I’m ready to give up on the genre, I stumble across an author who can write without relying on stereotypes.” –Cara Putman, writerinterrupted.com

“I liked Julie Carobini’s first novel, Chocolate Beach, but her sophomore release, Truffles By The Sea, greatly surpasses it. I thoroughly enjoyed Carobini’s second book and felt her writing was much stronger throughout. The characters are deeper and yet funnier – a great combination…. It’s a great read for a cold winter day – you can curl up with the book, a nice fire and pretend you’re the one by the sea.” –Jill Hart, RadiantLit.com

My Two Cents:
Read My Review. Don’t forget to Check out other CFBA Member’s Posts and Thoughts on this book using the links on the CFBA Blogroll under the CFBA medallion in my right sidebar (the rectangle is the reviewer’s blog links). Don’t forget to check out the Amazon Page (Click the bookcover) and the Author’s Website (click her picture).

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