Monday, December 21, 2009

Book Review : Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

I love this cover ~ It's so pretty!

Book Details:

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0802798128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802798121
Synopsis:
When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's coffee shop, she leaves him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over, never expecting this random act of kindness to turn her life upside down. The adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is actually a guardian angel on a break between missions, and now he won't leave until he can reward Katrina's selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Fame and fortune seem like the obvious requests, but after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. But how can she tell him the truth, when her heart's desire has become Malcolm himself?

Review:

I absolutely adored this book! It holds my attention until the last page! Coffeehouse Angel is narrated by Katrina, the shy and self-conscious girl who lives with her grandmother, Anna, who owns an old-fashioned coffeehouse. Katrina thinks herself as plain and ordinary, being not aware of her talents. When her grandmother falls sick and her business is threatened by their next-door-neighbor, Java Heaven, Katrina's worries starts to double.

Although Malcolm is an angel, his appearance is quite quirky - he wears kilt. This has aroused some small talks among Katrina's friends and family. Suzanne instilled a flash of humor in some of the pages, which makes me laugh. Malcolm wants to grant Katrina's biggest wish/deepest desire. But the problem is, Katrina doesn't even know what is her deepest desire.

Suzanne's writing is really good! I love all the characters, and the flow of the story is excellent! Although the words used are simple, the meaning behind them is huge. Forgiveness is one of the main themes of this story. Katrina learns to forgive the nefarious owner of Java Heaven, Mr. Darling after a conversation with her grandmother in the hospital.

Always remember that to forgive is to set someone free. (pg 217)

I love the ending of the story and wouldn't prefer it another way! If you want to know what happened, please be sure to get yourself a copy of Coffeehouse Angel. Cute, romantic and heart-warming, Coffeehouse Angel is guaranteed to be delicious and entertaining to the last drop!

Rating: 10/10

A great THANK YOU to Suzanne Selfors for sending me a (signed) hardcover copy of Coffeehouse Angel! ♥

Lovely Links:
Buy Coffeehouse Angel on Amazon
Read more about Coffeehouse Angel
Coffeehouse Angel Facebook Fan Page

Also by Suzanne Selfors:
Saving Juliet

9 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!


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Vera said...

This is just the book for a coffee addict like me!

justpeachy36 said...

This sounds like a really interesting book.

Park Avenue Princess said...

This book sounds like it was made for me! Great review! Thank you for sharing!

It's definitely going to my wishlist

xoxx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

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Anfisa said...

This book sounds so interesting! I can't wait to read it and find out what the ending is like. Great review.

P.S. He wears a kilt?!

Raspberry said...

This book looks great - every time I read the summary I think, "Why haven't I read this yet?!" Thanks for the review.

Margie said...

This sounds like a fun book with interesting characters. Your review makes me wantg to read the book!
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Kirthi said...

I've been dying to read this, I love your review!

etirv said...

I have been curious about this book, the lesson of forgiveness is so relevant especially now, thanks for your review!