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Julia's Chocolates - Cathy Lamb
Julia's Chocolates
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From the moment Julia Bennett leaves her abusive Boston fiance at the altar and her ugly wedding dress hanging from a tree in South Dakota, she knows she's driving away from the old Julia, but what she's driving toward is as messy and undefined as her own wounded soul. The old Julia dug her way... show more
From the moment Julia Bennett leaves her abusive Boston fiance at the altar and her ugly wedding dress hanging from a tree in South Dakota, she knows she's driving away from the old Julia, but what she's driving toward is as messy and undefined as her own wounded soul. The old Julia dug her way out of a tortured, trailer park childhood with a monster of a mother. The new Julia will be found at her Aunt Lydia's rambling, hundred-year-old farmhouse outside Golden, Oregon. There, among uppity chickens and toilet bowl planters, Julia is welcomed by an eccentric, warm, and often wise clan of women, including a psychic, a minister's unhappy wife, an abused mother of four, and Aunt Lydia herself - a woman who is as fierce and independent as they come. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness. But what will it take for them to brave becoming 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. Nobody anywhere makes chocolates as good as Julia's, and now, chocolate just might change her life - and bring her love when she least expects it. But it can't keep her safe. As Julia gradually opens her heart to new life, new friendships, and a new man, the past is catching up to her. And this time, she will not be able to run but will have to face it head on.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780758214621 (0758214626)
ASIN: 758214626
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
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5.0 I LOVE These Women!
I left my wedding dress hanging in a tree somewhere in North Dakota. I don’t know why that particular tree appealed to me. Perhaps it was because it looked as if it had given up and died years ago and was still standing because it didn’t know what else to do. That is, by far, one of my favorite...
Shelly's Book Journal
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1.0 Julia's Chocolates
Underneath all the triteness and sterotypes, there is a story here. A story I thought would be so much better, so I weeded through it until the end.This story, despite the topic, is fluffy. While the characters seem to have struggles, they easily pop through it and come out, not just better, but o...
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The book opens as Julia leaves her wedding dress hanging on a tree. "I left my wedding dress hanging on a tree somewhere in North Dakota." She flees to her Aunt Lydia's farm in Golden, which was the only place of escape for her during summers of her childhood fraught with abuse from the hands of h...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it
3.0 Julia's Chocolates
I LOVED Henry's Sisters by the same author, so I was really looking forward to this one, but it just didn't pull me in. There are some very "over the top" and "cliche" story lines that turned me off. That being said, the author is wonderful at creating quirky and fun characters that you can't help p...
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