Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Compulsive Readers for my spot on this Blog Tour.
A beautiful book which provided me shelter in its pages for a few hours just like the Café allowed weary travelers of life to rest in its warm interiors.
This was about Stella’s Café which was run day to day by the waitresses Hannah and Mona, who not only provided warm food but also an ear to listen to the problems of their customers.
My first book by author Libby Page, she has beautifully depicted the emotions which were true to all of us. Loneliness and past dreams, forgotten lives and second chances were weaved into the story one thread at a time. The Café felt to be a beautiful oasis in life’s problems.
I wished I had one such place where I could perhaps rewrite a new life for myself. The waitresses, Hannah and Mona, had their own ambitions; I loved how they anchored the book. The story was a day in the life of this Café, a snapshot of weary customers and their lives.
Libby’s writing made these characters and their interactions relatable, especially Dan whom I had a soft touch for. A book of kindness where everyone was welcome. Indeed.
Overall, a quirky concept and a refreshing storyline with varied characters made this a fun weekend read.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Welcome to the café that never sleeps. Day and night Stella’s Café opens its doors for the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It is many things to many people but most of all it is a place where life can wait at the door. A place of small kindnesses. A place where anyone can be whoever they want, where everyone is always welcome.
Meet Hannah and Mona: best friends, waitresses, dreamers. They work at Stella’s but they dream of more, of leaving the café behind and making their own way in life.
Come inside and spend twenty-four hours at Stella’s Café; a day when Hannah and Mona’s friendship will be tested, when the community will come together and when lives will be changed…
Publication Date: January 2020