Wednesday, March 5, 2008

CFBA Tour of Truffles By The Sea

Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Truffles by the Sea by Julie Carobini

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Truffles by the Sea

Bethany House (February 1, 2008)


Julie Carobini

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!


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?

"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,

This book was really fun to read and it is not necessary to read book one first in order to enjoy Truffles By The Sea. I had fun following Gaby through her attempts to maintain her life after a series of bad luck tries to derail her. You would enjoy a trip to the beach with Gaby!

Leave a comment and I will give away a copy of Truffles By The Sea next week. And don't forget to visit Julie's blog (in her author bio) for another chance to win her book (and she's giving away a box of truffles too - I won't be giving away any truffles in my giveaway... I am pregnant after all!)


windycindy said...

Hello! I have been following Julie's interviews and her book reviews. Please enter me in your drawing. I do appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi

Anonymous said...

this book looks so yummy, please enter me, thanks!

Hannah said...

i've been dying to read this book! i love chick lit and unfortunately i just got laid off so i can't afford to spend too many extra dollars. hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com
btw, your pregnancy stories are making me laugh a little. i'm 23 and single so i have no idea what it is like to be pregnant but i think maybe you should write a funny novel about it or something...

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. :)
Lora L

Bunny B said...

Ooo... cool prize! Please let me join this contest. Thanks!

bunnybox9 [at] lycos [dot] com

alissa said...

This book is so appealing and lovely. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

lsooy said...

I can't wait to read this book. I've only seen positive reviews. It's been on my PBS wish list since November.


PS - Love your blog. I read frequently and always find new books to read!

Anonymous said...

i would love to read this book. it looks so good. please enter me in the drawing. scrappingsteph from PBS

Christianna said...

Please enter me in this drawing as well. Thanks!!!

hippmom said...

Gotta like anything with the word Truffle in the title!

Pamela J said...

I've not read a chick lit book yet. This sounds like a great one to sit down with and 'taste'.
Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

bigguysmama said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds like everyone who's read this book has really enjoyed it! Please enter me in the conetest. Thanks.



Missy Tippens said...

This book sounds great! I'd love to win it.

missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

Patty said...

I have heard so much about this book too. I would love to win it.

pleblanc_1 at charter dot net

Cherie J said...

I have the first book on my TBR. Would love to have the second so that I can read them back to back. Please enter me in the drawing.

Janna said...

And the winner is......

Missy Tippins!

Congratulations, Missy - get me your address and I will get that in the mail to you!