May 12, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Thanks #netgalley @thomasnelson for providing a complimentary e copy of #ofliteratureandlattes … all opinions in this review are completely my own.
Thirty-something Alyssa never planned to return home. Suddenly, the company she works for implodes, and she is broke, under FBI investigation, and returns to her home in Winsome, Illinois to regroup. Once in her quaint and charming hometown, Alyssa faces the challenges of reconciling with her mother, earning money to fix her car, and dealing with a health crisis. She meets Jeremy who is struggling to establish a coffee shop, working toward a functional relationship with his ex, and fighting for consistent, quality time with his daughter.
A Follow-up: In this follow-up to The Printed Letter Bookshop, Katherine Reay takes us back to the cozy and charming small town of Winsome, Illinois. New characters are introduced and old characters are mentioned. Of Literature and Lattes can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s always nice to see old friends! I loved The Printed Letter Bookshop (4.5 Stars), so I was eager to read this new release.
Cozy and Charming Two-Book Series: Sometimes, a delightful, and easy-reading story with a small-town setting that features a coffee shop, a bakery, and a bookstore is just the right book at the right time. A bright, cute cover and a catchy title always catch my eye! If this is what you are in the mood for, you can’t go wrong with Of Literature and Lattes and the first in the series, The Printed Letter Bookshop. Of the two stories, The Printed Letter Bookshop is quite compelling with its strong themes of community, friendship, and forgiveness.
Setting: One reason to love Of Literature and Lattes is for the small-town, cozy setting. It’s a community where “everyone knows your name” and features all our favorite hangouts: a coffee shop, bookstore, and bakery. There’s also plenty of book talk and a book club that meets in the coffee shop!
Themes: A second reason you might appreciate this story is for its themes of community, neighbor helping neighbor, grace, forgiveness, second chances, healing, mother/daughter relationship, taking risks, friendship, finding home, and book talk.
Recommended: I’m recommending Of Literature and Lattes for fans of The Printed Letter Bookshop, for readers who might appreciate a gentle, cozy read, and for those who enjoy books about books and poignant themes. Overall, it’s a hope-filled read!
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Meet the Author, Katherine Reay
Have you read The Printed Letter Bookshop or Of Literature and Lattes or other books by Katherine Reay?
Happy Reading Book Buddies!
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes
“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text
Let’s Get Social!
Thank you for visiting and reading today! I’d be honored and thrilled if you choose to enjoy and follow along (see subscribe or follow option), promote, and/or share my blog. Every share helps us grow.
***Blogs posts may contain affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, I can earn a small percentage of your purchase price.
Unless explicitly stated that they are free, all books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library.
Book Cover and author photo are credited to Amazon or an author’s (or publisher’s) website.