Libby’s Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters
Published March 8th 2019 by Ambassador International
Can grace and love be found amongst coffee grounds? Sonja Parker is about to find out.
Excited to leave her stale life in the big city behind, Sonja takes the money her grandmother left her and purchases Libby’s Cuppa Joe, a thriving coffee shop in a small community in Wisconsin’s Door County. Sonja may have business sense, but is she ready to face the world on her own?
Sonja soon discovers owning a business requires more than offering a good cup of coffee. She must make major repairs to the building as well as major
repairs to her heart. Do the former owners, Libby and Joe hold the answer? As Sonja seeks to make Libby’s Cuppa Joe a viable business, can she also find herself and the God she has abandoned?
Libby’s Cuppa Joe is a riveting tale of second chances, forgiveness, and not living on borrowed faith.
Libby’s Cuppa Joe is a sweet, enlightening story of a woman who finds more than just a new business opportunity in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. When Sonja wants to move closer to her parents, yet not back home, she uses her inheritance from her Grandma Grace to buy a coffee shop in a tourist town. She knows nothing about running a coffee shop, but she is smart, cocky, and self-reliant and has a plan. Things do not always run smoothly and some poor choices cause some problems, but with the help of friends, family and Reverend Kevin, she moves forward in her life.
Libby was a likeable character who is flawed. We get to see Sonja struggle to get past the mistakes she has made and watch as she journeys down the road to adulthood with many bumps along the way. When she finds herself a single mother trying to run business she begins to make decisions as a mature woman and mother. She meets several people whose faith is important to them, and through them she finds her way back to her Lord. I liked the many people who lived in Fish Creek and her parents who support her along the way. Her relationship with Joe, the previous owner of Libby’s Cuppa Joe, was wonderful. It showed such a caring and compassionate side to Sonja which also helps her to grow as a person, helps her get accepted in town and gives peace to Joe. It wasn’t until she finally accepts and participates in a relationship with God that she completes her journey and becomes a humble, happy and strong woman. I loved the epilogue, as it ties up some loose ends and gives the reader a good feeling. This is the first book I have read by Rebecca Waters, and I enjoyed the story. I recommend this one to Christian Fiction lovers, and those who enjoy second chances and faith journeys. I received a copy of this book from Just Read Publicity Tours upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Waters has been a writer most of her life. Her first published work was a story in the school newspaper she wrote in second grade. For many years Rebecca used her stories as illustrations in church settings and to entertain her own three daughters. Her professional writing included educational articles and research.
Following her retirement as a professor of education from Cincinnati Christian University, Rebecca turned her pen to the world of fiction. She has also published several articles in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest. Her first novel, Breathing on Her Own, was released in 2014.