Truffles by the Sea
Bethany House (2008)
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Reader Views (7/08)
“Life is like a box of a chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.” Perhaps you know this quote from the movie “Forrest Gump.” Do you ever feel that way when you go to a bookstore too? Sure the book looks interesting on its cover but it is just as delightful inside the covers?
For “Truffles by the Sea” the answer is definitely yes. From its front cover with its sea of chocolate and relaxing beach chair and umbrella to the end of this book, you will be discovering one treasure after another. Julie Carobini has created a sequel to “ChocolateBeach” that is as equally delicious as her first in the series.
Gaby Flores is a gal who has had a run of bad circumstances in her life. She has recently suffered through another broken relationship, seen her apartment building burn to the ground and discovered that a delivery driver has run off with a great deal of her business. But is that going to get her down? No, she has to pick herself up, dust herself off and go on with her life.
She moves to a tiny waterfront apartment in a rather rich neighborhood. She has been dating many different characters which add a lot of variety to her life. Some of these characters are very colorful, but reading about her adventures in dating will have you laughing. Throughout the book your appetite for creative, fun and Christian friendship will be satisfied page after wonderful page.
There are numerous storylines taking place in this book. However, the transition between the different storylines is very smooth. Gaby’s friends Bri and Livi are two of the sweetest friends you could ever meet. But not everything is always smooth sailing. She has many bumps along the road. This book is very inspirational when you see how Gaby has moved on with her life rather than just lie down when the chips are down. Her reliance on God and his timing reigns through.
If your mouth is watering for something sweet and delicious, don’t reach for the chocolates and load yourself up with sugar. Reach for “Truffles by the Sea” even though you might want to have a box of chocolates close by, because once you start reading this book you won’t want to lay it down until its very last page. “Truffles by the Sea” by Julie Carobini is a treat for people who enjoy good Christian romantic literature! Sink yourself into this treasure today!