Author: Katherine Reay
Genre: Christian Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Title: Of Literature and Lattes
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: June 12,2020
Return to the cozy and delightful town of Winsome, where two people discover the grace of letting go and the joy found in unexpected change.
After fleeing her hometown three years earlier, Alyssa Harrison never planned to return. Then the Silicon Valley start-up she worked for collapsed and turned her world upside down. She is broke, under FBI investigation, and without a place to go. Having exhausted every option, she comes home to Winsome, Illinois, to regroup and move on as quickly as possible. Yet, as friends and family welcome her back, Alyssa begins to see a place for herself in this small Midwestern community.
Jeremy Mitchell moved from Seattle to Winsome to be near his daughter and to open the coffee shop he’s been dreaming of for years. Problem is, the business is bleeding money—and he’s not quite sure why. When he meets Alyssa, he senses an immediate connection, but what he needs most is someone to help him save his floundering business. After asking for her help, he wonders if something might grow between them—but forces beyond their control soon complicate their already complex lives, and the future they both hoped for is not at all what they anticipated.
With the help of Winsome’s small-town charm and quirky residents, Alyssa and Jeremy discover the beauty and romance of second chances.
Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay is quite an interesting book.
The plot was deep and full of twists. I wanted to unravel the twists early but I encouraged myself to be patient. I wanted to give up from the first few pages but I found myself opening page after page to follow Alyssa’s story. You can’t seem to drop this book down.
I was curious to know about the little coffee shop that was renovated recently in the novel.
There is a good amount of suspense in the book and you need extra dose of patience to get through it.
I longed to live in Winsome. I love how little but busy the town was described as in the novel. In this town,everybody knew each other and that struck me as a thoughtful town full of kindness and support.
In this novel,books and their titles were spoken of severally. I finally understood why this novel was titled “Of Literature and Lattes”.
I even had a big suspicion about Brendon. He is a minor character in this novel and I was curious to know his story.
Themes of love,forgiveness and acceptance were thoroughly navigated in this novel. As much as we forgive others,we also need to forgive ourselves too. That’s the only way we can be truly free from inner pains,struggles and turmoils.
There are so much to glean and learn from in this book. It is a good and emotional book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About the author
Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane, The Brontë Plot, A Portrait of Emily Price, The Austen Escape, and The Printed Letter Bookshop. All Katherine’s novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and is a wife, mother, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine now happily resides outside Chicago, IL. You can meet her at http://www.katherinereay.com; Facebook: KatherineReayBooks; Twitter: @katherine_reay; or Instagram: @katherinereay