Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay Thomas Nelson--FICTION

Alyssa has lost everything - her high-powered job in Silicon Valley and her home there. She may even be implicated in a scandal even though she is completely innocent. As she is broke, she has no choice but to go home to Winsome, a small town which she was anxious to leave.  After reading that in order to go forward you have to go back, she feels a bit better about it. After all, her best friend is there, but Alyssa still has a conflicted relationship with her mother and a wounded soul.

Most of the people in this book also have problems. Jeremy has bought the local coffee shop, considered a 'home away from home' by the locals but they are upset with his changes, and he can't get ahead. He asks for Alyssa's help.

This book also features characters from The Printed-Letter Bookshop, including Janet, Alyssa's mother and Chris and Maddie.  Most of them are hurt and struggling, but Winsome, a warm, friendly town and community helps to heal them, along with faith, which plays an important role in this Christian novel.

I love Katherine Reay's writing and the , but calling the town Winsome is taking it a little far, I think. It seems a bit too cliched!

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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