Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Truffles by the Sea" by Julie Carobini

*** Leave a comment on this post to win a copy of Truffles by the Sea.***
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Truffles by the Sea
Bethany House (February 1, 2008)
Julie Carobini

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?

My Review: I loved it. It was even better than the first!(which I loved) And the ending might just surprise you. :) I am also giving away a copy. Just leave a comment on this post.

"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,

"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,

"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,

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.

Julie left you all a special message:

To celebrate my upcoming 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 my blog during the tour and leave a comment and a way to contact them if they win!


bunny said...

Sounds like a great read - would love to win it! Thanks!!

Tara said...

I would love to read this book!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Hello, I have been reading Julie's interviews and reviews. She sounds like a wonderful person and her book sounds very enjoyable to read! Please
enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi

Hannah said...

i've been dying to read this book! i love chick lit! hsmuda[at]gmal[dot]com

ruth said...

What a wonderful novel for a giveaway. It would be a pleasure to read this lovely story. Thanks so much.

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

anne said...

Intriguing book which appeals to me greatly. Unique and special giveaway. Thanks.

diane said...

Interesting book which I would love to read. Great giveaway and thanks for the opportunity.

pearl said...

Thanks for this special giveaway. It would be wonderful to read this book. saubleb{at}gmail{dot}com

Karin said...

Sounds good-- please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

karin56381 (at) gmail (dot) com

Marilyn said...

Oooh what a great book! Count me in to please. Thank you!

Karen said...

I'd like to read this book! Count me in!

Megan said...

I have never heard of this author and now I really want to check her out!