Julia’s Chocolates

Author: Cathy Lamb

Publisher: Kensington Books

Release Date: April 24, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Julia Bennett is on the run! She has left her wedding dress in North Dakota, her ex-fiancé in Boston, and has arrived in Golden, Oregon, to spend some time with her beloved Aunt Lydia. Julia is starting over. She is putting her abusive ex-fiancé behind her and is determined to live her life to the fullest, chocolate and all. Life with Lydia is definitely a bit insane, but very wonderful. There is psychic night, there are the new friends Julia is making, and there is Dean Garrett, the big and handsome man Julia cannot take her eyes off.

With the help of her new friends, the psychic Caroline, the minister’s wife Lara, and the unhappy mother-of-four, Katie, Julia is putting her life back together. No longer will she take the abuse, verbal, physical, and sexual, that has made up so much of her life. She is taking back her life and giving it all she has. Julia has challenges ahead of her, but she has many wonderful surprises too, including new jobs, two miserable children, and the growing love of a small community. But danger is stalking Julia and she is not out of the woods yet. Will she be strong enough, powerful enough, to finally face down her ex-fiancé once and for all?


JULIA’S CHOCOLATES is sure to make you laugh, sob, and ponder the realities and wonders of life. Julia has been through so, so much. At times, it was difficult reading about her past experiences because they are very painful and Cathy Lamb does not shy away from exploring those moments. However, there is so much beauty in this book. The growing friendships between the women, the chocolates that renew Julia and the blooming love between Julia and Dean, that it is also a pleasure to read this book. JULIA’S CHOCOLATES tackles some tough issues in life, things there are no answers for, but as the book explores, there is hope and Julia becomes the living example of hope as she picks up her life and tackles the challenges she faces. This is a rejuvenating and exhilarating story that will surely leave you smiling.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Sarah W

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