Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Book Review: The Perfect Blend

Book Review: The Perfect Blend by Allie Pleiter Love Inspired #405 (Steeple Hill Café) Jul 07

I cried at the end of this book. Of course you know that as a Harlequin, there's a happy ending so I'm not telling you anything you didn't know...but this book is a faith story and those aren't always the easiest to read.

You know how some people have a higher calling to be a pastor, priest, missionary, etc? Well, Maggie Black feels that God has called her to open a coffeehouse in Seattle - as if the city needs another one. But ‘Higher Grounds' will be a Christian coffeehouse...a place where people can fellowship and relax over their favourite java. Just one little problem holding her back...financing.

Loans Officer, William Gray III is the stuffy Brit who denied Maggie's loan application. He's a tea drinker - can't stand coffee - and thinks Maggie needs to take a small-business course before his bank will reconsider loaning her any money. Especially to a business as risky as another coffee venue.

As most Steeple Hill Café books, this one is written in first person. I'm becoming used to reading these books but always feel gypped in a way because I never hear the hero's POV. I want to know what he's thinking. However, this is the 2nd Allie Pleiter Café book I've read and I don't miss his POV as much with her stories as I do some of the others.

Heat Level: Affectionate (kissing and hand holding but nothing more)

My Rating: Very Good - 4 stars (excellent one time read)

100,000 book Challenge:
Total books Read: 57 Harlequin Imprint: 53 Others: 4

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