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Julia's Chocolates
Julia's Chocolates
Author: Cathy Lamb
"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." In her deliciously funny, heartfelt, and moving debut, Cathy Lamb introduces some of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758214621
ISBN-10: 0758214626
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 170 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
wow, I loved this book! Best thing I've read in ages.

The characters are well developed - highly quirky, funny and will without a doubt work their way into your heart. Although this is a story about friendship and courageous women, it is also a tale about facing your fears, having the courage to take risks and finding yourself. What a journey - I simply howled about the Psychic Nights, cheered at the victories and felt the fear they faced. I can not wait for Ms. Lamb's next book and have to admit that it was hard to see this book end.

There were many moments where I laughed and cried during this treasure.
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Helpful Score: 7
I could not put this book down! I immmediately fell in love with Julia and Aunt Lydia and all the other characters except for the fiance. This book had flashbacks mixed in with the current which usually creates a disjointed flow, but the author made it work and I simply could not make myself move away from the story and how it would end. I loved the details of the the chocolate treats and I wish that I could get some myself. Wonderful read, I would recommend it to anyone regardless of their favorite genre, this was just such a good story.
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Helpful Score: 6
It was a really good book, in my humble opinion. I laughed out loud several times, wanted to scream in frustration a couple of times, and had to wipe tears from my eyes and blow my nose once or twice, too...a totally absorbing and lively read! I wish I had had an aunt like Julia's in my life!
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a heart-warming read! The well-developed characters kept me fascinated and not wanting to put the book down. The underdogs come out on top and it was a book that stayed in your mind for quite some time after you closed the last page. I enjoyed the Pacific Northwest setting and, being from North Dakota, I could just picture that wedding dress hanging from that tree. There was suspense along with romance in a nice combination. I will read this author's other books and recommend this one highly!
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Helpful Score: 5
One of the best books I've read in ages! About half way through, I started reading really slowly just to try to make it last longer. Like Cathy Lamb's other book, it deals with a tough emotional topic with care, yet you ended up laughing at the same time. Lamb is a wonderful author and I'm only sad that she doesn't have any more books out yet! I give this book two thumbs up!
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The book was a Great Read with eccentric characters. I have purchased all the other Cathy Lambs books as well.
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Very satisfiying read
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Like every Cathy Lamb book I have picked up I have loved the characters, become obsessed with the story and finished reading in just a few days. Yes, at times things can be a little predictable but always a great read. It's nice to have intelligent "chic lit" out there as a buffer between the heavier reads. Sometimes you just need a nice light read.