BITTERSWEET SURRENDER

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While some parts of the underlying love story are predictable, and it's not too heavy on spiritual content, this
is a good story of love after a loss
and dealing with past hurts and
insecurities. A reading group guide
is included.

Carly was devastated when her husband left her while she was coping with breast cancer. She's kept busy running the Mocha Day Spa, a place where women can get pampered -- with chocolate! When Jake, her online romance, decides to return to town, she knows she has to get her own life, and body, in shape. Her friend and accountant Scott is busy trying to straighten out the spa's financial issues without alarming Carly while her brother CJ expects Carly to continue bailing him out of his financial messes. Will Carly finally be able to move beyond the insecurities of her past and find success in her business and love life? (THOMAS NELSON, Jul., 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee