Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chocolate Rabbit

"Chocolate Rabbit' by Petra Sabine Manning" gets 5 stars from me. Nikki Fisher accepts a journalism position as the assistant to a foreign newspaper correspondent after much thought. She is really Monika Groebel, who as a child escaped from an East German childhood when her father and other members went missing because they wouldn't embrace Communism. Monika is adopted and lives in Chicago, Illinois when she takes this job. Nikki decides to go back to Europe and search for answers to her questions about her family's survival. Monika meets new and old friends in this story and is reunited with a old love who she has blamed wrongly for father's disappearance. The story begins on the day before Easter and ends the day before Easter. I think you will understand the title when you read the book. This book is fiction but is based on the real-life of the author. The book interweaves between the present life of Nikki/Monika and the past life of Monika. She encounters dangers as she searches for the answers. She discovers treasures she didn't know she has and uses them to help free others. This book has mystery, friendship, and love (with a couple of sex scenes that are not a lot of details which if you don't want any then I think it would be easy to skip about 4 or 5 sentences and then get back into the story but you won't want to skip more than that before you would miss the next train of thought in the book).
This book is "published by Dorrance Publishing." I received a complimentary copy of ("In My Father's House") as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

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