Review: Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Summary: When a random act of kindness involves Katrina with Malcolm, a handsome teenage guardian angel intent on fulfilling her greatest wish, fame and fortune seem like the most obvious requests. But after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. How can she tell him the truth, when her heart’s desire has become Malcolm himself?
I actually debated whether or not I was going to review this book. It was one of those stories that had a summary that drew you in and made you ignore all your other books in the TBR pile. And I did just that.
Throughout the story, Katrina goes through a much-needed character development. She starts as the girl who doesn’t know what her talent is. Katrina isn’t popular, but she has two best friends she can rely on. When she got angry at her best guy friend, Vincent, she didn’t think before she spoke. Acting without thinking is one of the most common flaws because that’s one thing that humans are known for doing. I really like Katrina though. She worries about her Grandma even when her Grandma tells her not to. I understand how Katrina feels because I worry about details like money, even though loved ones tell me not to. She also takes charge when needed. I think that’s great because sometimes you have to be the leader.
Culture is another positive detail about this book. It didn’t talk a whole lot about it, but every so often there would be a reference about it. Katrina and her Grandmother are Scandinavian. Her Grandma is proud of her background because she states that she is Scandinavian in her coffee shop title. Katrina just feels awkward because genes from being Scandinavian make her taller than most guys. The whole thing isn’t based on their race, but it touches on it enough to make the characters feel more alive. Selfors remembers that what we are makes us who we are and I think that is important.
The plot of this book is really cute! It shows that being a Good Samaritan can help you out in the long run. That and it makes you a nice a person. Katrina was generous to a random stranger and he turns out to be a gorgeous angel! Talk about being lucky!
Overall, the book has a wonderful meaning. It shows that in times of need, anyone can stand up and try! And that being kind gets you far! Coffeehouse Angel is an adorable tale about forgiveness, finding yourself and loving the ones around you. An extravagant read!
Rating: 4 / 5 Hearts