Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Of Literature & Lattes

Of Literature & Lattes is a sequel to The Printed Letter Bookshop, and readers may want to begin there for a better understanding of all the characters and their back stories. If that's not possible, the story can still be enjoyed on its own merits and the author does provide enough clues to pick up on past events.

This book is all about transitions and changes. The Daily Brew--a local coffee staple of the town--has been renamed and reopened but residents have been less than thrilled with the "updates." The facelift at the coffee shop is only one of the surprising changes that face hometown girl, Ashley, crawling back home after a devestating job loss. Her biggest hurdle is facing the mother from whom she's been estranged. Ashley soon realizes the challenge of staying mad when she sees how much her mother has changed while she was away. The new leaf her mother turns over is barely recognizable to Ashley. She needs to figure out where her place in the world and in her family.

There are a number of side stories taking place as well. Characters facing their own struggles, challenges and growing pains. But they all come through with the help of good friends. This was a great book that provided a refreshing tale of new beginnings and satisfying endings.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of the book, Of Literature & Lattes, from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received and the opinions expressed are my own.

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