Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

GIVEAWAY

LUCADO, MAX
LEE, CANDACE
NEWMAN, ERIC
MIRACLE AT THE HIGHTER GROUNDS CAFE

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, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

My Review:

So different and refreshing. The story has a magical, fairy tale quality to it but is anchored in faith. So many beautiful images conjured up by these well-crafted words. In fact, it's the kind of story that I had no trouble visualizing -- like a movie running through my head. Particularly love the notion that the essence of prayers linger long after they have been uttered. And that they cast light through the darkness. This was a major 'goosebump' read for me -- which means it spoke to my soul on many levels.

There's humour and sorrow; fear and anger. A gnarly slice of real life. Through it all, the authors show how God can meet you wherever you are with unconditional love. Inspiring and hopeful -- a heaven sent read that is sure to bless you.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Thomas Nelson for supplying me with a review copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 15 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!
Join Max in celebrating the release of his new fiction book by entering his iPad giveaway and RSVPing to his Coffee with Max webcast!

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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 23rd. Winner will be announced March 24th on the Litfuse blog. Then tune in later on the 24th for his Coffee with Max webcast. RSVP here!

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26 comments:

  1. Kav, this book sounds fascinating. Thank you! I have not seen this book until this post. :)
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It's amazing, Amy. All the charm of Lucado's incredible picture books only for adults. Good luck!

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  2. Sounds like a very powerful and moving book! I receive daily devotional e-mails from Max but have not read any of his books.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's amazing, Patty. The man is both talented and inspired.

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  3. I am currently reading this book; loving it. I get Max's E devos also. Kav, your review of this book is perfect!
    Don't enter me....I know whoever wins will love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. So glad you are enjoying it too. I didn't know that Max Lucado did email devotionals. I will have to check it out.

      Wouldn't this be a great choice for a book club? So much to talk about.

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  4. It does sound like a refreshing story. Love to read it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  5. Sounds like a good one, Kav. Thanks for the giveaway!
    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Anna. Good luck.

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  6. Sounds wonderful!
    Thanks so much for doing this!
    Deborah

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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  7. Yes I'd love to win this one, love Max Lucado's books.
    rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. He's such an inspiring author. Good luck, Becky.

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  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  9. Lucado is one of my favorites and now Kav has made me want to read this RIGHT NOW! Thanks for a great review.

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    1. LOL -- I love an impatient reader. Good luck, Cindy.

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  10. Great concept and always am up for a read by Lucado. Thanks.
    hulett house at mchsi dot com
    -Kim

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    1. There are so many wonderful moments in this book. Definitely worth the read. Good luck, Kim.

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  11. I am a big fan of Max Lucado but haven't read this book yet. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's just out, Charity. I've read more of Max Lucado's picture books and a few non-fiction. This is the first fiction book I've read and I loved it. Good luck.

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  12. I really do enjoy Max Lucado's books. This one sure looks interesting.

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    1. He's a talented writer for sure. Good luck SLM

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  13. I am a big fan if Max's and am sure this will be a hit too

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    1. It really is, Karen. Good luck.

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