Whole Latte Life by Joanne Demaio

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From the title alone, Whole Latte Life  you might expect a frivolous chick lit read.  Which believe me, I have nothing against a frivolous chick lit read, we all need them now and then.  But this book was more.  So much more.

I realized that this book had really pulled me in when I found myself arguing to myself about something that the main character had done. When you care enough about a character, to sit and fret about her, like she is one of your flesh and blood friends, you know the book is good.

The story begins with Rachel and Sara Beth at a girl’s weekend.  A special girl’s weekend, a 40th birthday weekend.  Well, really the story begins with Rachel.  Rachel, going into the restroom to find out why Sara Beth is taking so long.  When she doesn’t find Sara Beth, she begins alarmed, but not too terribly.  Certainly she just stepped out, or is getting a surprise ready, something.  But when a restaurant worker hands Rachel a note from Sara Beth, she realizes something is very wrong.  In the note, Sara Beth asks Rachel to let her walk away from her life for awhile, to give her this weekend, to not tell her husband Tom.

So, it begins.  Rachel’s frantic search for her girlfriend in New York, helped by a mounted police officer, Michael.  Sara Beth’s frantic attempt to get her life back, the life she dreamed of.

It is the story of both women, but mainly it is Sara Beth.  Sara Beth, who at times I found whiney and complaining, but then I realized she was a woman in crisis.  Unable to cope with the death of her mother, the loss of her dreams.  It’s the story of friends and family who step in to help. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It makes you focus on your on life, the dreams you had when you were young

For more information on the author and the book, please visit the website, here. 

Usual disclaimer:  I received no compensation for this review, other than a copy of the book.  All opinions are my own. 

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  1. says

    Hi Pam,
    Thanks so much for your thoughtful review today. I’m intrigued with the way you felt for my characters, and how you brought that into the review. It was fun to read that.

    Also, I wanted to answer Marjie above. Whole Latte Life is available as a Kindle eBook (in addition to the paperback), both through Amazon. I hope you find it there okay and enjoy the read.

    Thanks again, Pam, I appreciate the review you’ve done.

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