Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Shades of Chocolate by Cecelia Dowdy
Jason Matthews is working through his anger and loneliness after his mom dies. His father wants him to learn more about the corporate side of their baking business, instead of working in the kitchen baking. He travels, acquiring family owned bakeries. He decides to take a vacation and spends it in the town of Blue Spring.
Toni Brown owns a bakery, Shades of Chocolate, in Blue Spring. She is struggling to move on after being hurt by her fiancée. She is struggling with her faith in God. When Jason shows up just when she needs help with vandalism, can she trust Jason to be there for her? Can she learn to rely on God?
Jason is drawn to Toni. She’s been hurt, doesn’t trust God, and has been receiving threatening phone calls. Jason wants his father’s approval, which doesn’t include working in a bakery. He enjoys his time with Toni, but when he has to go back home, can they forge a future together? He wants to show her God loves her and that going through the hard times can be made easier by leaning on God.
Everybody deals with grief and anger differently. Can God heal Jason’s relationship with his father before it’s too late? Will Toni learn to lean on her faith in God when bad things happen? This book was a great read. Readers will be able to relate to the characters’ struggles and questions about God to find a closer relationship with God for themselves.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.