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Friday, March 27, 2015

Miracle At The Higher Grounds Cafe: A Heavenly Novel by Max Lucado

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe
About The Book:
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café 
(Thomas Nelson, February 2015)
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 Thoughts:

I have always enjoyed Max Lucado's style of writing in his non-fiction spiritual books - it is easily understandable and speaks directly from his heart.  So when I found out that he was writing a series of novels featuring heavenly visitors, I was thrilled! And after reading "Miracle At The Higher Grounds Café," I was absolutely not disappointed!

Lucado presents his readers with the gift of the charmingly beautiful story of Chelsea Chambers and her attempt to regain control of her shattered family life as she also tries to save her family's longtime coffee shop business in San Antonio, Texas.

When one day Chelsea discovers that her Wi-Fi service is actually a "hotline" to God, where He answers customers' questions, she suddenly finds her business is busier than ever before as people line up for blocks with their questions.

With a little help from her friends and her loyal sister, plus a visit and a little intervention from her own guardian angel, Chelsea regains her faith and finds a renewed love and achieves great success along the way.  All it takes is trusting God to lead the way!

" Miracle at the Higher Grounds" is a delightful introduction to what promises to be a fun and inspirational series of truly well-written tales from Max Lucado.

I highly recommend this book, and look forward to more stories!

About The Author:

More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

Here is a great video where Max explains the story found in "Miracle At The Higher Grounds Café."

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing the review copy of this book and including me on this tour.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I haven't read any of his books but your review has me adding the title to my TBR list. Thanks, Sharon!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thank you for stopping by, Mary! I think you'll love this novel!