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)

by

Julie Carobini



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
http://juliecarobini.blogspot.com/ during the tour and leave a comment and a way to contact them if they win!



ABOUT THE BOOK:

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, RomanceReaderatHeart.com



"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, writerinterrupted.com



"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, RadiantLit.com



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Posting Information


The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764204270

Author's picture is:



The book cover photo is:

Julie can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

44 comments:

Deborah said...

i'm up with a review and i'm giving away a copy of the book too!

Michelle said...

I am up and giving away a copy. No review yet. I'm way behind.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted.

Jenny said...

It's up...

Deena said...

Up, reviewed, and a giveaway...I'm off to "ping!"

David Meigs said...

Ive posted too!

Ausjenny said...

im up also.

Amy said...

My review is up! Great book!

Rel said...

Up down under - review and giveaway to come!

Just call me Kimmy said...

(sung to Crazy Frog)

Ping Ping Ping Ping Ping
Ping Ping Ping Ping Ping
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Blog Blog...

lol... My review is up!

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Mine is up~ loved the book!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Mine is up:

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/03/cfba-blog-tour-truffles-by-sea-by-julie.html

Erica Vetsch said...

Mine's up.

Kim said...

I'm up and off to ping. Loved getting to know about Julie, not so crazy about the book.

Kim
berlysue(dot)blogspot(dot)com

Prairierose said...

Mine's up...

http://www.quiettimewithcarolyn.com/Serenity/2008/03/05/blog-tour-truffles-by-the-sea/

I'm 1/2 way through this book - and loved it so much, I ordered Chocolate Beach.

M. C. Pearson said...

Up at Mimi's Pixie Corner.

Leah said...

My link is up at:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/friends4tea/492860/

Cee Cee said...

Mine is up. Review to come...

Michelle said...

my link is up as well
Michelle
www.homeschoolblogger.com/trio

Marci said...

My post is up - www.writer-lee.blogspot.com

:)

Amy Wallace said...

My post is up and I have a copy of this very fun and super chocolate book to give away.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com

Really enjoyed this one.

Janna said...

I'm up with a mini review and giveaway - I really enjoyed this one!

Janna
www.cornhuskeracademy.blogspot.com

Angela Breidenbach said...

I'll be up on Thursday, sorry Julie, I told you Friday. Had my dyslexic moment.
Angie

Gretchen said...

Posted!

Jim Thompson said...

My post is up here.

loves to read said...

posted! loved the book :)

Christy LaShea said...

Loving the book!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Up at the dregs.

Brittanie said...

Posted with giveaway.

carla stewart said...

I'm up.

Cara Putman said...

I'm up now on my blog and shoutlife page

Margie Vawter said...

Mine's posted.

Jasmine said...

Mine is posted!

ForstRose said...

Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat. About half through reading. Loving it so far. I am soo much like Gaby, in some ways, its scary. Will have a review up once I finish reading.

Melissa

LaShaunda said...

Mine's up

amyanne said...

I'm up too.

Ruth said...

Posted.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

My post appears tomorrow AM. I'm giving away a copy of the book and hope to have a bonus interview with Julie...IF she returns it in time. :)

www.ambermiller.com

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sorry I missed this one, but I was out of town on a speaking engagement!

Georgiana said...

I'm brining up the rear!

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

My review is posted at A Christian Worldview of Fiction.

Becky

Jason said...

Mmm...truffles!

Posted.