Today I am reviewing the book Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado. I recently finished this very fun book, and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with all of you.
This is such a fun story. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put the book down. The story revolves around Chelsea Chambers, her children, Manny (her very clumsy, cheerful, and interesting employee), and her husband. It takes place in the cafe that she inherited from her mom. It is a story filled with faith, redemption, prayer, and so much more. This is the first fiction story that I have read by Max Lucado, and this was just so fun. For all of you bloggers out there, the cafe has a blog called the God Blog.
The story starts with Chelsea making her cupcakes and other pastries, and serving coffee to her customers. She then hires Manny as to help here and all kinds of miracles start happening. The cafe needs some serious revamping if it is going to make it, and that is what they set out to do. While reading this book, I felt like I was there with them going through everything that they were going through.
It is a fun, fast paced book, that I think that you will enjoy. I hope that you will get it and read it soon. Let me know what you think. I always love hearing from you.
Have a great week.
Here is a synopsis of the book from the publisher:
What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would He answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea’s door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask God a question of her own. Heaven answers in a most unexpected way.