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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café by Max Lucado with Eric Newman & Candace Lee

           What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? How would he answer?
In Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café, Chelsea finds herself in a new phase of her life, now baking and making coffee at her mother's (previously her grandmother's) cafe. With a fresh start, she thinks she can make it on her own but, she soon finds out that she needs more than just luck; this newly single mom finds herself in desperate need of a miracle.

            Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.

           First, you need to know I love coffee, I love Max Lucado and his books. This story was just the best of both worlds. The story is set in San Antonio and was nice to read of the various familiar places.  The story of this special coffee house, its' owner, and 'other' guests, It was easy to put myself in the story and the characters were believable and well written. I enjoyed the flow of conversation and the absolute real conversational language. The story deals with real life problems and frustrating issues and does it in a way that will hold the reader's interest all the way through the book. It is also a story of hope, healing and faith.

           Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café is a story full of heart, depth, giggles, and spiritual insight. The story becomes a sweet read with characters to root for. The angelic aspect was created with humor and delight in the only way Max Lucado does.  It was a quick read that left me feeling like I too stepped inside the Higher Grounds Café; it had a real-life feel to it. I highly recommend this book to give to friends, and good for book clubs, it also has discussion questions.

           I received copy of book from Thomas Nelson Publishing in their BookLook program for bloggers for my review.