The Delta Pearl, 12 — Prognosticate


Teagan Geneviene​ shares another chapter aboard the Delta Pearl and teaches us the language of fans!

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

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The steampunk riverboat is here.  Hello, my chuckaboos!  Thanks for coming back to the The Delta Pearl.  Based on my own experiences the past two weeks (and more), I know it might have been difficult for you to get here.

I hope everyone is still onboard, despite the wide-spread difficulties WordPress is causing many of us. Their denial of accountability has gotten as bad as my horrible Internet “provider” TDS Telecom… (Provider is in quotes because I don’t have Internet more often than I actually do.)  Now WordPress is making it hugely difficult for me to interact with any of you with comments or simple likes.  At this moment in time, I’m so frustrated with WordPress that I don’t know if I can keep blogging.  I am sorry that I haven’t been able to visit as many of you…

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Must Love Coffee #Romance #BookReview @MayberrySarah


All’s fair in love and…caffeine?

When Daniel jokingly appoints himself Customer of the Week at his favourite coffee shop, he has no idea he’s just fired the first salvo in what will swiftly become an epic battle of wills with a mysterious woman called Cassidy. As a committed coffee lover, Cassidy can’t let his self-appointed claim go uncontested – and so starts a clash for the ages. 

The city becomes captivated by their escalating antics via the magic of social media and Cassidy and Daniel become obsessed with one-upping each other’s next move, providing a much-needed distraction from everyday life. But as they keep upping the stakes, both of them start to wonder if there’s more to this rivalry than meets the eye. 

But meeting IRL means letting go of their contest and facing reality. Their caffeine addiction has taken them this far…but will one of them blink and admit the real fix is the other?

Based on a true story that entertained the world, this light-hearted novella offers a window into a possible “what if?” for lovers of happy-ever-afters everywhere. 

Biography

Sarah Mayberry lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner of nearly twenty years (who has recently become her husband!). When she’s not in her pajamas eating peanut butter sandwiches and typing away madly on her latest story, she enjoys reading, cooking, sleeping, pilates, going to the movies and shopping. Not necessarily in that order!

Some of Sarah’s favorite authors are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Karina Bliss, Mary Balogh, Julie James, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, and Loretta Chase. Her favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally, although she is also very fond of His Girl Friday and Something About Mary.

Sarah loves to hear from readers via her website at http://www.sarahmayberry.com

My Review

Coffee and romance- two of my favorite things!

Daniel is nursing a bruised heart over the loss of his beloved dog of fifteen years (I really connected with this aspect of the book, and thought it was well portrayed), so his feelings are on his shirt sleeves. Needing something to jar him out of his funk, he starts a friendly sparring match with the local barista at his favorite coffee shop, naming himself customer of the week. He even brings in a cute hand-drawn image of himself and hangs it on the wall.

When Cassidy arrives at her favorite coffee shop and notices the plaque, she takes umbrage. After all, she’s been a loyal client for years. When she finds out it was the work of some joker, the gloves come off.

What follows is a free-for-all as these two competitive coffee-lovers try to outdo each other in the name of fun.

When Daniel and Cassidy finally meet, they find out they have more in common than their passion for winning-which just might give them the greatest prize of all.

This is a fun afternoon read by one of my favorite authors. I give Must Love Coffee 4 lovely kisses!

Rating: 4 out of 5.