Chelsea Chambers is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and the pieces of the Higher Grounds Cafe she has just inherited. While everyone still assumes her marriage to a NFL legend is a dream-come-true, Chelsea believes the coffee shop my be the only way she can make a needed new start for herself and her young children. When the IRS arrives with a payment due summons, Chelsea realizes that tasty cupcakes and a nostalgic coffee shop may not be enough. She needs a miracle and when one arrives, she will never suspect that Manny, the eccentric barista she hired on a whim, is the guardian angel behind it. Coffee and faith that God is control of the unknown combine to make this a sweet tale.
I've always loved Max Lucado's imaginative narratives that run through his nonfiction and children's books. When you see his name, you know are going to be served a great story coupled with a biblical lesson. MIRACLE AT THE HIGHER GROUND CAFE is his first novel, and while I don't know how much was his actual writing vs the co-authors, the story does not disappoint. From the first pages, it had the feel of an old movie in the vein of IT'S WONDERFUL LIFE or other classic angel movies with a "techy" twist for today. Perhaps plans are already in place to make this a movie. If not, Hallmark take notice, this would be make a heart warming family movie. I received a copy of this book from LITFUSE for my honest review.
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