WHERE THE HEART IS - Sharon Blount
Coffee Brat Publishing
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell RATING: A
REVIEW: Welcome back, author Sharon Blount! It’s been a minute since her debut book, EXPRESSO SERVED WITH LOVE. In WHERE THE HEART IS, Java City, California is the setting. That’s just the tip of the “coffee” references. The author has no qualms about inserting her personal attachment to coffee and referencing it in her stories.
The first story begins with Emily Neverson visiting her sister, Zora Love-Greenlace, married to Bryan Greenlace. This power couple, as Zora acclaims, is in “the business of love and coffee”. Emily has a specific reason for the visit, but I’ll allow you to discover the purpose of her visit. The news that Emily brings greatly affects Zora, and it leaves her with a lot to try to process about her family, her future, and her life. I love it when the Love, Neverson and Greenlace families get together! You can always count on some laughs, some tears, and some surprises. Speaking of surprises, the climax of this story comes with a heck of a surprise!
In the second story, Timberlake Neverson and Sinclair Neely are featured. They meet at the Coffee Brat Café where they get into a discussion of their exes whom we learn have no redeeming qualities at all. Sinclair definitely has something on her mind at this meeting. When she reveals what it is, Timberlake is speechless for a minute. No spoilers, friends. You have to read the story to find out what has Sinclair battling the terrible Cappuccino Valley traffic to meet with Timberlake. To add to the drama, someone is eavesdropping on the telephone call that Sinclair has with her besties, Avery and Vandross about her convo with Timberlake. The plot thickens! There is so much to this story than two old friends getting together. It’s a love story, a story that reflects the climate we live in today, and a comedy of errors that will have you saying, “Wait! What?”! You have to read it for yourself.
Without a doubt, we are treated to two short stories that will have you laughing out loud in the spirit of the Rom-Com Queen, the late Adrianne Byrd, to whom the book is dedicated. It is safe to say that WHERE THE HEART IS is all about family - the highs, the lows, the good times and bad times. I recommend it for your reading pleasure.
4th January 2021 | firstname.lastname@example.org