I’m not much of a fiction girl, but I am a fan of Max Lucado’s work. I’m also a big fan of coffee. So when I saw Lucado’s new book (written with Candace Lee and Eric Newman) entitled Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, I decided I would take a closer look.
Like many of Lucado’s book, the lines between the spiritual world and the physical world are blurred as Chelsea Chambers, the main character in the book, struggles to revive her mother’s coffee shop. Things seem pretty hopeless until a strange internet router shows up in the shop, allowing patrons to visit one and only one website — a website that claims a direct line to God himself.
At first, many people are skeptical of the website’s claim, especially Chelsea herself. But when supernatural things begin occurring, even Chelsea begins to wonder if God is actually interested in the lives of those people connected to the Higher Grounds Cafe.
The characters in the book are well developed and the story flowed very well. It was an easy read and the type of book that makes you want to read “one more page or maybe just one more chapter”. There were a few plot elements that I found slightly disjointed or abrupt, but for the most part, it was an excellent book and one I would highly recommend that you add to your summer reading list!
Join Max for an online Coffee Chat! Two times & options for your convenience: March 24 @ 7 pm or March 25 at 8 pm, CT. Hosted by his daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, they’ll be chatting about Max’s new novel, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe & more. Watch for all the details at www.heavenlynovel.com.
Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions, of course, are my own.