Author: Nadine Rose Larter
Genre: Literary Fiction
Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.
Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again.--Goodreads
I enjoyed the characters of Coffee at Little Angels. They were all crafted so diversely and unique in each their own way. I really disliked a particular few, and then really connected with others in a way that I didn’t want to see them go.
The opening is a real hook that pulls you right into the story immediately. Attention-grabbing!
My only complaints are that at times, mostly the ending, I felt incomplete or detached. Phil’s accident was a mystery but no one was bothering to find out what happened or to try any attempt at justice. The ending was a bit abrupt and left me wondering what was going to happen with some of the characters and their futures maybe, and a certain question that had been hanging in the air the entire time was never answered for the reader. It wasn’t a particular major problem in the end- but a slight annoyance anyway.
However, it was the amazing characterization that flowed seamlessly that redeemed the entire story. Sometimes it was hard keeping tabs on everyone since there were so many characters, but once I got the grasp of it, I started picking along my favorites and my least favorites. I very quickly hated Melanie. And very quickly loved Maxine and Grant.
It was a fun read, even for a genre that I normally don’t find myself reading much. This brought back a lot of memories for myself of old high school friends.
Coffee at Little Angels was entertaining, tender-hearted, and character-driven.
I was provided an e-copy for review from Nadine Rose Larter. Thank you!
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