Monday, September 13, 2010
Coffeehouse Angel By Suzanne Selfors
From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . . .
Coffeehouse Angel was, to me, was like one of Aesop's fables. There were a lot of lessons in the plot and were important to the development of Katrina. Her grandmother's coffee shop is going down the toilet and instead of quitting like she usually does, she enlists the help of her friends to help her.
Katrina is a female idol. She has a habit of quitting things and she finds a way to overcome it.
My favorite character though was not Katrina, it was Malcolm. I've always liked angels and Malcolm was one of a kind. He was a messenger angel and decides to reward Katrina after she gives him treats from the shop. I liked his contrast of naivety and wiseness. I was totally hopeless at the end and thought they were gonna give up, but they persevered and won! Even though they forgave their enemies, they still got their kick in the face.