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Coffeehouse Angel

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,001 Ratings  ·  677 Reviews
From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her ...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Walker Childrens
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Dec 26, 2015 Joca rated it really liked it
Este foi dos primeiros livros que tive vontade de ler por causa do Booktube, mais propriamente por causa de uma booktuber que infelizmente já não tem vídeos no seu canal: Giu Fernandes. Lembro-me que ela gostou imenso deste livro e aconselhava muito para quem estava a começar a ler em inglês, que era o meu caso na altura. A sinopse também me intrigou por isso decidi mesmo que iria lê-lo, mas o tempo passou, outros livros foram lidos e nada de "Coffeehouse Angel" x) Mas nesta véspera de Natal ape ...more
Aug 02, 2009 Kristi rated it liked it
Coffeehouse Angel is a light hearted, coffee induced, heavenly tale of love, friendship and family. Suzanne Selfors masterfully captures the essence of a small town and it’s often time quirky inhabitants. Those coffeehouse frequenters were a riot!

Something about Kartina didn’t sit well with me. For all her genuine concern, and caring personality, there was something perfectly annoying about her. The secondary characters, however, were enjoyable.

The thing that really made the book a pleasurable r
Feb 04, 2010 Cara rated it really liked it
Recommended to Cara by: Ash
Shelves: paranormal, 2010
What would you do if you saw someone out in the cold? Forget about them and assume they are a bum, or reach out for him in your own little way? Well Katrina chooses the later and has no idea how that decision will change the week to come...

Looking back after a couple of days I hadn't realized that most of the events occur in one week. So much happens in this week that changes Katrina's life. She goes through so much; not only with the business, grandma, and friends but within herself. It's most
Jennifer Wardrip
Feb 24, 2009 Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing
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Katrina works daily in her grandmother's traditional Scandinavian coffeehouse, has two best friends, and knows her place in the social pyramid at her high school.

Of course, whenever someone thinks they understand life, things are always bound to change.

So is the case when the new-fangled Java Heaven, with its fancy lattes and organic coffee beans, begins putting her grandmother's coffeehouse out of business.

When Katrina finds a stranger sleeping in
Jan 24, 2013 Athira rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone

"Do you believe in signs?

Lightning striking a car you just stepped out of, a
black cat crossing your path, a piece of frozen toilet
waste falling from an airplane and crashing through
your living room ceiling--that kind of thing? Happenstance,
maybe. Or maybe something bigger than
you is well aware of your existence and trying to
tell you something. I never used to believe that kind
of stuff.
But then I met him...

Simple as that I started loving this novel. Its like a sign, me getting this book. I got th
Apr 17, 2014 Valerie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Valerie by: Ash
Read this because I knew it was relatively safe. It won't blow your mind, it won't make you see the world in a different way, and it won't make you cry (at least I don't think so). However, I liked it immensely. It was funny, I liked Katrina (not a lot of angst), and I loved the secondary characters. They are very realistic for a book like this. The book does have its depth. The plot was interesting and you get some nice moments.

Katrina and her Grandmother own a coffeehouse that is being crushe
Jan 23, 2011 Kristy rated it liked it
Books that you don't hate, but don't love are the hardest to review! Why? There is no passion. I can't bash this one, I can't give it over the top praise; All I can do is shrug my shoulders and say "eh".

Katrina finds a boy sleeping near the dumpsters behind her Grandmother's Coffee shop, she is somewhat scared, but she allows her heart to do the thinking. She gives him some coffee and food. What started as an act of kindness turns out to be a wish granting spree from a Hot Angel. Only Katrina do
Scarlet Cameo
Nov 10, 2015 Scarlet Cameo rated it it was ok
¿Les ha pasado que se encuentran una historia bonita pero completamente olvidable? Bueno, pues este libro es exactamente eso, una historia tierna pero olvidable.

Katrina es una chica linda que por su bondad termina teniendo a un ángel queriendo recompenzarla...Bueno sólo esto puedes saber que los personajes eran adorables. Entre las cosas que me gustaron es que Malcom (el angel) busca crecer, alcanzar algo más de lo que tiene en la actualidad, y por otro lado Katrina no esta dispuesta a abandonar
Jun 17, 2013 Thalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone Looking for Something Fluffy and Substance-less
Shelves: e-ufh, lrelg-med, yhkamc
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Live. How many of us need to be reminded that living has nothing to do with trying to be as good as someone else, or trying to fit into some category, or filling in the blanks on some stupid checklist. That it has nothing to do with punishing yourself for past mistakes.

Coffeehouse Angel is about Katrina—in the midst of not knowing what she's good at, struggling for their coffee business to bloom because of its neighbor competition, worrying about overdue bills, and misunderstanding with his g
I’m here to confess a secret; I have a soft spot for stories that revolve around coffeehouses, coffee, or tea. I don’t know why but I just do. Maybe it’s because I drink tea on a near daily routine.

I wasn’t really hoping for much from this book and I have to say it met my expectations. It’s a cute, fluffy, and light book with a sweet romance added in to make that much more delectable. If you’re looking for some angsty, deep insight to the human soul and what not, you won’t find that here. It’s i
Sep 16, 2010 Tina rated it really liked it
Original post at One More Page

Katrina lived most of her life in her grandmother's coffee shop, helping her maintain the place with another friend Irmgaard, who has been helping them out without a word because of her vow of silence. Business for their coffee shop was dying because of the next door coffee shop Java Heaven, which is more modern than theirs, and naturally attracts more customers. Katrina generally keeps to herself, happy with her two best friends Vincent and Elizabeth, but deep insi
Oct 10, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Katrina has spent her entire life in Nordby, a cute and cozy Norwegian-founded town located in the Pacific Northwest. She helps her Grandma Anna run their family business, Anna's Old World Scandinavian Coffeehouse. Business at the coffeehouse isn't so hot because the only customers they really have are the old folks in town who prefer Anna's coffee and Norwegian snacks while the rest of the town frequents trendy, always-bustling Java Heaven. . .which is right next door to Anna's!

When the story b
Feb 29, 2012 Fred rated it really liked it
Recommended to Fred by: Halyna Hurdish
This is a lovely, subtle book. The word heartwarming seems to have acquired some unfortunately schmaltzy connotations, which is too bad, because it really describes the feeling I got reading Katrina's story. Katrina is a self-described ordinary girl (yeah, she's a bit hard on herself), but when she shares some leftover pastries and coffee with a handsome homeless guy asleep in the alley behind her grandmother's coffeeshop, her hitherto mundane life becomes a series of unexpected experiences and ...more
I liked Coffeehouse Angel, even though I have to admit I got frustrated at times.. But at all the right times! Does that make sense? No? Hmph, I didn't think so :|
Let me clarify: it wasn't the story itself that frustrated me, it was certain events that occurred in the story that gave me the urge to scream into my pillow.. (OK, so I'll admit it.. I screamed into my pillow..) and that only made me appreciate the story more!

Also, I would like to point out right about now that I would really really
Jul 23, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
My Cover Opinion:

Another one of these colorful covers; crazy blue. But I don't like it very much, the coffee cup idea is cute, but its not that interesting:/

My Character Opinion:

My Favorite; was either Malcolm or Vincent. Their both great guys! Vincent is Katrina's best friend, while Malcolm is the angel she found laying in the back alley of the coffee shop one morning. Sadly Malcolm isn't in the story as much as I'd hoped he'd be, but we do see more of Vincent and the way he keeps his promise t
Mar 08, 2016 Galleane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cette histoire m'a beaucoup plu. Si au début elle ne paie pas de mine, elle est agréable mais pas extraordinaire, les choses se complexifient de plus en plus qu'on avance dans notre lecture. On reste ancré dans des problèmes du quotidien tout ce qu'il y a de plus banal et même la touche de fantastique n'enlève pas la simplicité des événements. Mais la dynamique des événements, aussi simples soient-ils, m'a plu et j'appréciais ce que je lisais, autant pour l'histoire que pour les personnages qui ...more
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Coffeehouse Angel is an okay story. Don't have too much expectations like I did because it is not that WOW!

What I liked about this was the mental mindset of Katrina, the MC and her inability to engage in the normal life other girls like her are engaging in. She is completely happy in that little perfect and safe world she had in her grandmother's house running her grandma's café. Even her grandma seemed to have the same mindset, or so I felt. Katina then is forced to get out of her comfort zone
Feb 16, 2010 Emma rated it it was amazing
The coffeehouse angel is about two coffeehouses competing on the same street; one's more appealing to teens, one's more appealing to seniors. You can guess which one's doing better. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sitting in their declining shop's alley, she decides to give him some pastries and a coffee. Little did she know, he'll stop at nothing to reward her.
Joy (joyous reads)
With a combination of contemporary romance and a pinch of paranormal, Coffehouse Angel managed to surprise me. This light-hearted, heavy on the caffeine novel tells a tale of rewarding a good deed gone wrong. It was a comedy of heavenly errors crafted in such a way that made everything happened for a reason and explicable.

Katrina and her grandmother are struggling to keep Anna’s Scandinavian Coffeehouse afloat. With Java Heaven’s fancy espressos and cappuccinos, their sardine sandwiches and thic
Nov 01, 2011 Angélica rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA romance fiction fans
Recommended to Angélica by: Goodreads
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The story is told in first-person, which can easily rile me up. There were times when I got frustrated with the protagonist, Katrina, but in general it was okay. At least she didn't bombard me with descriptions and purple prose.
I'm glad that Katrina developed into a more mature person by the end. I especially liked her relationship with her grandma, and the mystery surrounding one of the characters really piqued my curiosity. I confess that I wasn't real
Aik Chien 인첸
Sep 18, 2010 Aik Chien 인첸 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! It holds my attention until the last page! Coffeehouse Angel is narrated by Katrina, the shy and self-conscious girl who lives with her grandmother, Anna, who owns an old-fashioned coffeehouse. Katrina thinks herself as plain and ordinary, being not aware of her talents. When her grandmother falls sick and her business is threatened by their next-door-neighbor, Java Heaven, Katrina's worries starts to double.

Although Malcolm is an angel, his appearance is quite qui
Audrey (holes In My brain)
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Oct 08, 2009 Alex rated it it was amazing
Coffeehouse Angel did not disappoint. It's every bit as cute and just as easy to relate to as I thought. For a light novel, it also provides quite bit of insight and sensible passages. For example,

"Our main focus as teenagers, according to just about everyone, is to jam-pack our lives with activities so that we can get into an Ivy League college and therefore succeed in life. Because that's the way it works. Weak application = crappy college. Crappy college = crappy job. Crappy job = crappy life
Jun 03, 2011 Joy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked that this book was different from the average supernatural teen romance book. The way that the characters interacted was interesting. I especially liked learning about and watching how the feelings and actions between Vincent and the main character changed as the story went on. Malcolm, too, was likeable enough and I found that the romance was neither smothering nor cheesy as there were other things going on in the plot to keep the reader interested. It was refreshing to read a book like ...more
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
"Heavenly novel you'll never forget!"

This is one of my gonna be fav novel. Its really really nice,its kinda slow read because I'm super eager what will gonna happen next. At first I just know that this book is like any other angel novel book- typical! but its not. Its kind of boring in the first pages until I'm getting to know Malcolm and what really is happening. And I thought that its Vincent that Katrina will end of.

Its really give a happy filling in its last pages. All the characters ended u
Jannat Bhat ( Obsessive Compulsive Reader)
With a combination of contemporary romance and a pinch of paranormal, Coffehouse Angel managed to surprise me. This light-hearted, heavy on the caffeine novel tells a tale of rewarding a good deed gone wrong. It was a comedy of heavenly errors crafted in such a way that made everything happened for a reason and explicable.It had funny, quirky characters and a plot that didn't evoke extreme emotions. And there's nothing wrong with that. Not every read has to take you to extreme highs or lows. Som ...more
3.5 Awwwwwwwwwwww
At the beginning I was like "oh damn " but then it was cute.
I'm picky, I know but when it's about a Young Adult, I'm worse.
I don't like YA written in 1st person, it's kind of annoying.
I was a teenager, I know how annoying the thoughts are hahaha.

Vincent, I don't like you, even though the ending.
Heidi, you did nothing but I don't like you, whatever.

The ending of the chapter thirty-three was one of the best I've ever read.

I think, I read it at the right time. Katrina, the main c
Dec 15, 2015 Bladelor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Et voilà, un petit coup de coeur de dernière minute en cette fin d'année. Merci Clarabel pour m'avoir donné envie de le lire !
Roman-doudou, moment de douceur absolue, je n'en attendais pas davantage et je suis conquise.
Brooklyn K
Mar 06, 2016 Brooklyn K rated it liked it
Coffeehouse Angel was a pretty good book. It's about a girl named Katrina that works at her grandmothers coffee shop and one day she sees a homeless man behind the coffee shop so she leaves him some coffee and food for him. Malcolm the homeless man wants to reward Katrina for the nice thing she did for him. Later she finds out that he is actually a guardian angel and she can't believe it. It was pretty good, it wasn't my favorite book though. It started really slow but once I got into it, it was ...more
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Suzanne Selfors lives on an island near Seattle where it rains all the time, which is why she tends to write about cloudy, moss-covered, green places.
She's married, has two kids, and writes full time.
Her favorite writers are Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Dickens, and most especially, Roald Dahl.

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