Monday, March 02, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, a review

I will say upfront that I fell in love with this book in the first two chapters.  It was the first novel in a long time that I stayed up way past midnight to finish in just two readings!

This is a rather simple story of a young woman who has left her NFL star husband to move back to her hometown with her two children.  The story begins on the day the coffee shop she inherited from her mother reopens.  You would think such a story would be a downer, one you don't need as you have enough trouble in your own life thank you very much.

Yes, but remember... Max Lucado is the primary author of this book!  He would not leave us downcast for long.  For one thing, he allows us to view this story from both the earthly realm and as it is seen from the Heavenly perspective.

Not to mention the main character has a rather unique guardian angel who provides a lot of the laugh-out-loud entertainment in the book!

How can such a serious subject become a book that will take you away from it all for two or three or four hours... according to how fast you read?  All I can say is, I wish I could buy a case of these books and hand them out to people who need some joy brought into their lives.

No, it is not going to make the list of literature for deep thinkers.  But that is not what most of us need.  There are plenty of those out there.  Yes, it kind of wraps things up too easily and you don't get to know some of the secondary characters very well. 

But that is not what it is about.  It is an enjoyable read with a great message of love, faith, trust, and forgiveness.  Loved it!

This book was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review but the opinion is my own.

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Vee said...

Sounds as if it is a good one! Especially, if you say so. (I didn't know that Lucado wrote novels.)

Unknown said...

Thanks for this review. Looking forward to the read!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I know a lot of people who would enjoy some light hearted reading! We have quite a few people in our church who have suffered losses this past year.

A book like this would bring joy.


Anonymous said...

Max Lucado is such a word master. I think it would be a great book to enjoy. Thanks for your insight. Pam (SD)