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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Carobini Narrator: Carol Monda Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781436116541
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Award-winning journalist Julie Carobini is a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Her debut novel whisks listeners away to California’s sunny coast where carefree Brianna Stone’s idyllic life is complicated by her bizarre new boss, her meddling mother-in-law, and her too-busy-to-believe husband. Reinventing herself with a dazzling wardrobe and flattering hairstyle, Bri tries to recapture her husband’s attention before it’s too late. Download and start listening now!

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  • Carobini’s descriptions … are … witty and engaging …”—Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Jones | 2/19/2014

    " Overall I enjoyed this book and found it to be a light and entertaining read. It is the sory of Bri who feels that her husband of 14 years is bored with their marraige. She then sets out to do something about it. Initially I thought it was a bit difficulot to get going and I couldn't identify with the charcters, but this soon changed. I found myself wanting to keep reading to learn more. This is a christian novel bu the christianity is not overpowering and I think blended in really well. If you lie a good raomance that will keep you reaing then this is the book for you "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly R. | 2/14/2014

    " I want to like this book, but "you're" does not mean "your" and way too many adjectives are driving me crazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/13/2014

    " this is a great summer read! the ending will be a shocker but overall its wonderfully written and had lots of quirks an good description. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ida | 2/9/2014

    " I wanted to like this book. Every once in a while I try a "Christian Fiction" book because I like clean books (that's why I mostly read young adult fiction). But I too often find that Christian authors are poor authors. Feel free to send any recommendations to disprove this generalization. But Chocolate Beach was awful. I didn't even finished, although I tried, I really did. The dialogue is horrible! The plot is gruesomely slow and the religion seems forced and fake. A young teenage beach bunny working in a coffee shop falls for an older lawyer. They get married, immediately have a baby and 14 years later she's wondering if he still loves her. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Just skip it. Its awful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/3/2014

    " This is was my first time reading Julie Carobini. I enjoyed this book, although I couldn't really relate to Bri's character (other than not getting along with the mother-in-law). It was a light read, pretty predictable, but well written. I will read more books by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Herrin | 12/31/2013

    " First let me start off by saying this book was a free read on my kindle, and therefore my opinions may have differed had I paid for it. The story over all was decent enough for what it was. The author did a fairly decent job at giving you relate able characters and strong relationships between them. However I found more than a few typos (which could have simply been in the kindle edition) and a few grammar errors. The biggest problem I had with the book was it didn't flow smoothly. There were awkward mentions of God that stuck out like sore thumbs instead of blending into the story. It almost felt like the author tried to fit in a reference to God "x" amount of times so that it could be considered a Christian Romance. There were conversations that didn't seem natural between characters. It was obvious that their purpose was to give the reader some sort of information and it was like a red flag waving in your face. She also tries to draw you in several times with references to pop culture (i.e Country songs or the Six Flags guy)that seemed odd somehow. The writing just wasn't as mature as I expected, but overall I enjoyed the storyline for what it was. It was a fairly light read, but it did take me a few days to finish and there were parts I couldn't put it down. I'd be willing to read more from the author to see if her writing styles mature with time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/28/2013

    " This was an easy light read, but totally fluff. Ditzy mom. Moral of the story? Communicate and meditate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corissa | 12/21/2013

    " The pace of this book was very slow. I couldn't keep my attention focused on this story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 12/16/2013

    " Enh. It wasn't bad, but it didn't strike any chords with me either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Anselmi | 12/15/2013

    " This is not a masterpiece of fiction, but it's a great summer read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 12/7/2013

    " book was ok. I would consider this Christian fiction, in which is not a genre that I read frequently. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 12/1/2013

    " Was "ok" but wouldn't tell anyone to read it. Time would be better spent on other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Hanks | 11/30/2013

    " Chocolate Beach was as fun as its title. What could be more enjoyable than a beach and CHOCOLATE?? It's witty and light. Perfect for a get-away read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjory | 10/31/2013

    " good book, but shame that the ending was a bit predictable - after all, things don't always work out happily ever after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna Mullin | 9/3/2013

    " Fun to read since it was set in Ventura. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/9/2013

    " A light/summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/2/2013

    " this was a good easy reading book. it was funny and sad at times. just what I needed at the time. being open and honest with your spouse is the best for a message. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lara | 11/2/2012

    " Just kept waiting for something to happen. Painful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/25/2012

    " Some unbelievable parts, but great things about chocolate and the beach! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 6/7/2012

    " Great summer read! Also, a nice pick up on Amazon's free Kindle offerings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 4/23/2012

    " It was a cute story about a family and thier friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Smith | 1/9/2012

    " I liked it. Some of the scriptural lessons seemed a little forced into the natural flow of the story, but overall, it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/25/2011

    " This is the quintessential summer read! The story just flows. The characters are quite well defined and each one brings something different to the story. The plot doesn't require an outline to follow! Read it at the park, at the beach, or under a tree in your own backyard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawnkeck | 2/1/2011

    " Its okay. I hate to trash characters or authors but it was a cliche book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 12/30/2010

    " Was "ok" but wouldn't tell anyone to read it. Time would be better spent on other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 11/2/2009

    " Enh. It wasn't bad, but it didn't strike any chords with me either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 9/9/2009

    " This is was my first time reading Julie Carobini. I enjoyed this book, although I couldn't really relate to Bri's character (other than not getting along with the mother-in-law). It was a light read, pretty predictable, but well written. I will read more books by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sbugsy | 8/26/2009

    " I enjoyed this book but it kind of was drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellyrock | 3/10/2009

    " I really liked this book alot. It started off slow but by the fourth chapter, I was hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Howery4 | 2/12/2009

    " good, interesting, i think i liked the setting more than anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 2/8/2009

    " Fun to read since it was set in Ventura. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/14/2008

    " This was an easy light read, but totally fluff. Ditzy mom. Moral of the story? Communicate and meditate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2008

    " Some unbelievable parts, but great things about chocolate and the beach! "

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About the Author
Author Julie Carobini

Julie Carobini is the bestselling author of five novels, including Fade to Blue and Shore Thing. A busy writer and editor, Carobini lives on the California coast with her family.

About the Narrator

Carol Monda is an award-winning actor known for her work in Out of Season, After You Left, and The Gentlemen. She is an accomplished voice-over artist and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, having lent her voice to over one hundred audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers by Jodi Picoult, Lucia Berlin, Lisa Jackson, Chuck Palahniuk, Colum McCann, and Carla Neggers.