Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Libby’s Cuppa Joe by Rebecca Waters with JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Libby’s Cuppa Joe
Author: Rebecca Waters
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction
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.
There is so much to like about Libby’s Cuppa Joe.
Sonja purchased a business using her inheritance from her grandmother. Even though she is almost thirty, she struggles a bit with doing adult things, yet feels at times like she is smothered by her parents. As she walks the road of adulthood with her new responsibilities as a business owner, she strays from the way she was brought up. She gets involved with a man who convinces her she doesn’t need to ask her parents for advice and that what others think doesn’t matter. Damon leaves her when she tells him she loves him – leaves with her money, and leaves her with a gift that forces her to own up to her mistakes. While Damon does move in with Sonja, the indication seems to be that he has his own room. It is not until we find out that Sonja is pregnant that the reader realizes that there are things going on between Damon and Sonja that the author doesn’t mention.
Rebecca Waters has written a well-thought-out story about finding one’s way as an adult. Yes, mistakes are made. But with the love and support of friends and family, Sonja finds her way back to the Lord. As you read the story, you can see the Lord’s hand on Sonja’s life – much like we may see in our everyday lives. We don’t know, don’t understand why something happens yet once we get down the road of life we can see clearly the Lord’s hand in those events.
I won’t tell you what they are, but I loved the surprises in the Epilogue!
I would not hesitate to add this book to my K-12 Christian School library. The book is definitely appropriate for the high schoolers and maybe some of the older middle schoolers.
Thank you to JustRead Tours for the complimentary e-copy of Libby’s Cuppa Joe.
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.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of Libby’s Cuppa Joe and (1) winner will receive an ebook copy.
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