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Trade Paperback
336 pages
Feb 2007
Bethany House

Chocolate Beach

by Julie Carobini

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Chocolate Beach is Julie Carobini’s fictional debut. She has a relaxed, spirited style of writing that holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end. This is the type of book where you find yourself talking to the characters asking them why in the world they would ever act that way or say such a thing!

Brianna “Bri” Stone is mom to a teenage son and wife to Douglas, an older attorney, whom she completely adores. When Bri decides that Douglas is losing interest, she starts taking extreme measures to makeover herself and their life in order to be more pleasing to him. But how does that line up with God? Doesn’t God create each of us as unique individuals and love us just the way he created us?

Not only is Bri busy changing her world, but she also insists on setting up her best friend Gaby with her new boss, Ty. Bri and Gaby’s relationship is so real; they have their ups and downs, but when the going gets tough, the tough make brownies. And doesn’t chocolate solve everyone’s problems?

Chocolate Beach is the perfect poolside novel; actually it is the perfect anywhere novel. It is a book about friendship and love, about discovering the “you” God designed you to be. It is a fun, fast read that will leave you craving chocolate for weeks. – Brandi Webster, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Even a laid-back beach girl has her doubts....

Bri Stone has it all: the man of her dreams and their surf-ridin' teenage son, a chocolate-loving best pal, an adorable beach bungalow, and a kicky job as a Southern California tour bus host.

She also has a few things she didn't ask for: a know-it-all friend, a snobby mother-in-law, and a Fabio-meets-Dilbert boss. All three of them seem eager to share their strong opinions and suspicions about Bri's relationship with her husband, Douglas.

When Bri's rose-colored glasses crack after she finds evidence that Douglas has grown tired of her carefree ways, she resolves to win him back. Can Bri reinvent herself—and recapture his heart?