Good afternoon, savvy savers! Today I want to bring you another book I recently had the pleasure of reading, Hot Chocolate in June, by Holly Mthethwa.
Hot Chocolate in June, a is a rough-and-tumble memoir, set to be debuted this May, by Ambassador International. The author, a devout, hands-on missionary, with prior experience in some of the poorest and most devoid areas of India, which lead her to her life’s mission, to become a community advocate for orphaned children in South Africa.
Mthethwa lusciously recalls her personal escape from the entanglement of self-exiling depression, brought about by the death of her friend, mentor, and traveling compassion, her father, to a life filled with immeasurable joy, hope, and purpose. Using humor and gritty urban-honesty, Mthethwa leads the reader on a righteous path, that makes leaving the life of rural Nebraska, for the straights of South Africa, seem almost normatic in direction.
While diligently working as a community activist, the author manages to forge a new home life, mentally and emotionally recuperare from difficult childhood events, all the while fogring an iron clad love affair, with both the children of her orphanage, and her future husband!
Despite the semi-charmed nature of this narrative, the author is also quick to not let the reader be under the delusion that living in her world is idyllic, as she vividly recounts the harsh reality of post-apartheid South Africa, and the many realities that come from abused social mores, difficulties in communities strive to overcome racial and culture differences, and the life of those living under the pandemic of AIDS.
This book, though referenced as Christian Women’s Literature, is a memoir thats knowledge runs vast, and heartfelt sentiments runs as deep as a river.
This is a must-read this Spring.
To find out more about this author, and her book, click here.
In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from Ambassador International Publishing, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.