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Discover a Love as Sweet as Chocolate!The power of love -- it can move mountains, make our dreams come true, and comfort us on the darkest of days. Whether we're in a relationship with a special partner, in search of a perfect soulmate, or touched by this precious feeling when we least expect it, we've all fallen under its spell. Chocolate for a Lover's Heartis for any woman who has given in to love in its many guises -- tender and innocent, passion-filled and complex, endless and everlasting, courageou...
Moms Love Chocolate, Too! Mothers do it all -- they teach, listen, guide, and protect. They shelter us from life's unexpected storms, nurture us into adulthood, and know just when to push us from the nest. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate series offers up a rich, soulful celebration of motherhood, one that any woman -- mother, daughter, sister, or best friend -- will love. Here are more true stories that capture the essence of what it means to be a woman and that honor the unforgettable experience of mothering, from the heartwarming and hilarious to the bittersweet: a mother sending her child off to school, or down the aisle...a mother who knows just what to say and when to say it -- or keep it to herself...a stand-in mom who passes for the "real thing" with flying colors...a mother whose intuition never fails....You're sure to recognize yourself -- or your own mom -- in the pages of Chocolate for a Mother's Heart.
Rich, enticing, and delectable as a luscious box of chocolates, this collection offers 55 tales of life and love as a teenager. From teens of every age, including women who remember what it was like, come stories of first love, first jobs, best friends, heartbreak, hope, innocence, and the real world. Poignant, funny, and powerful, these stories tell it like it is. From the recollection of a first kiss to tales of self-consciousness about a changing body, from painful struggles with parents and grandparents to the joy of abiding family love, teens will see themselves in these pages and find comfort in knowing that they are not alone.
Sweet and Spirited Heartwarming, haunting, and often hilarious, the delicious stories in Chocolate for a Teen's Spirit touch on the things all young women face as they move into adulthood and search for spiritual grounding during times both tame and turbulent. Written by teens themselves as well as by women with good memories for those years gone by, these true-life tales range from lighthearted vignettes to poignant confessions. The Chocolate storytellers share their own moving experiences -- about setting a goal and reaching it, about being the victim of a cruel trick and rising above it, about finding love in unexpected places, and about finding the Divine in all things. Chocolate for a Teen's Spirit will help you discover all the facets of a spirit-filled life -- ways to nurture your faith in yourself, to use your creative gifts, to find love through friends, parents, partners, and teachers, and to experience pure joy.
Inspirational stories are themselves like chocolate--they warm our hearts and lift our spirits. These incredibly touching and true stories narrate how women have played important roles as mothers, wives and friends, sharing each other's joys and sorrows through the years. Here readers can learn lessons that teach us how we should appreciate what we have, to love the life we are given and to be as strong as the lighthouses that withstand the fury of the stormy sea, guiding lost sailors to their right destinations.
Be Brave! Celebrate and Eat Chocolate!Every woman knows that courage isn't just something you find in a crisis, it's something you tap into every day of your life. In this triumphant salute to mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, and colleagues, these 77 true-life stories celebrate women at their best -- willing to take risks, stand up for family and friends, find the love they need, claim their true spirit, laugh at their own foibles, and celebrate someone else's success. Once again, Kay Allenbaugh has called upon women of all ages and backgrounds to share their own experiences as well as the strength and wisdom that have helped them through everyday challenges and difficult times. Here are tales about surviving loss, showing compassion, getting fired (and getting even), facing illness, laughing at yourself when the chips are down, and stopping long enough to enjoy sweet success! This volume in the belovedChocolateseries celebrates a softer element of courage -- kind yet strong, loving yet steadfast -- exploring the many subtle ways courage manifests itself in day-to-day life. This book is sure to feed your hunger for courage!
Is anything sweeter or more precious than a treasured dream? In Chocolate for a Woman's Dreams,77 all-new, real-life tales celebrate the power of dreams to shape our lives at any age, whether we are exploring new possibilities, achieving long-sought goals, or making long-held wishes come true. Here are stories of women who overcome adversity to start anew, and women who gracefully take on the inevitable changes that each stage of life brings. Whether the goal is enhancing their personal lives with friends and families, improving their professional lives by pursuing new challenges, or learning to see the joy in all things, the women here show that anything is possible when we listen to our hearts and follow our dreams. With its irresistible subject and its abundance of cheer, humor, and encouragement, Chocolate for a Woman's Dreams is sure to be on the top of your wish list.
Treat yourself to 77 true stories that celebrate life and capture the essence of what it means to be a woman. Like chocolate, these stories soothe, satisfy, and delight -- better yet, they're good for you! Written by and for women, here are heartfelt insights on commitment, compassion, work, marriage, friendship, motherhood, love, courage, spirituality, passion, and dozens of other topics. Contributors share their most personal experiences -- funny, poignant, powerful, and uplifting -- as they inspire you to jump-start your own life, discover your talents and vocations, overcome old fears, find love, and let your dreams take flight. Like a box of chocolates, this book can be enjoyed in one sitting, or you can pick out treats at random and savor them one at a time. Whether you want a good laugh or need a good cry, the perfect "chocolate story" is right here, waiting for you!
Rich, sweet, and deeply satisfying, the stories in Chocolate for a Woman's Soul Volume II celebrate the women who have made the Chocolate series a bestselling and beloved success. Once again, Kay Allenbaugh graces us with her rare talent for presenting stories that speak to women everywhere. These 77 true tales show women discovering the best life has to offer while negotiating the twists and turns of love, listening for the divine, or finding peace even while overcoming life's biggest challenges. Whether their stories are poignant, heartwarming, or humorous, the Chocolate storytellers remind us once again of the timeless joys of heaven-sent moments, finding work you love, cherishing friends and family, and believing in yourself.
These are stories that will fill your heart with inspirational joy and awaken the inner child in you. The unforgettable true stories of romance, bravery and spirit included in this book will help you discover the real meaning of life and share in the divine experience of being a woman.
Love, like chocolate, comes to us in many varieties -- pure and simple, rich and complicated, sweet and bittersweet, and always memorable. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate for a Woman's Soul serves up 77 delectable new "chocolate stories," real-life tales that celebrate the many ways we express our love. You'll find strength in stories that honor the power of unconditional love, and learn a lesson in courage as you read about women facing their ultimate moments of truth. You'll take delight in a reflection on the ever-elusive perfect relationship, and find comfort in stories about the generosity of the human spirit. Like the finest chocolate, these inspiring tales will boost your spirits, lift your heart, and soothe your soul.
Treat yourself to more chocolate!Love, like chocolate, comes to us in many varieties--pure and simple, rich and complicated, sweet and bittersweet, and always memorable. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate for a Woman's Soul serves up 77 delectable new "chocolate stories," real-life tales that celebrate the many ways we express our love. You'll find strength in stories that honor the power of unconditional love, and learn a lesson in courage as you read about women facing their ultimate moments of truth. You'll take delight in a reflection on the ever-elusive perfect relationship, and find comfort in stories about he generosity of the human spirit. Like the finest chocolate, these inspiring tales will boost your spirits, lift your heart, and soothe your soul.
¡A las mamás también les gusta el chocolate! Las madres hacen de todo -- enseÑan, escuchan, guÍan y protegen. Nos dan refugio durante las inesperadas tormentas de la vida, nos sustentan y cuidan para encami-narnos hacia nuestra vida adulta y conocen el momento preciso para hacernos abandonar el nido. Ahora, la creadora de la exitosa serie Chocolate ofrece para el deleite de toda mujer -- madre, hija, hermana o mejor amiga -- una espléndida y emotiva celebración de la maternidad. He aquÍ más historias de la vida real que capturan la esencia de lo que significa ser mujer y que honran la inolvidable experiencia de la maternidad, desde lo conmovedor y lo divertido hasta lo agridulce: una madre que envÍa a su hijo a la escuela y lo ve alejarse por el corredor hacia su aula; una madre que sabe exactamente qué decir o no decir y el momento para cada cosa; una mamá suplente que pasa por "la de verdad" con enorme éxito; una madre cuya intuición nunca falla. Seguramente te reconocerás a ti misma o reconocerás a tu propia madre en las páginas de Chocolate para el corazón de mamá.
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