I won an ARC copy of this book off a giveaway here on Goodreads, and I'm glad I did! Had I seen it sitting on a shelf at a bookstore I may have passedI won an ARC copy of this book off a giveaway here on Goodreads, and I'm glad I did! Had I seen it sitting on a shelf at a bookstore I may have passed over it which would have been a shame. Since it was an ARC, my copy was full of grammatical errors and seemed to need a bit more tweaking, but I enjoyed this book anyway.
This was a very sweet story about a woman named Portia who moves to Manhattan after her marriage fails, and, with her two sisters, attempts to open a cafe similar to the one her grandmother owned in Texas named The Glass Kitchen. Portia also has a gift referred to as "the knowing," which causes her to create just the very meal or dish that someone has a need for. This gift also helps her get two know her upstairs neighbors - a mysterious widower living alone with his two daughters - and together they find a way to heal and figure out where they truly belong.
Most people would probably label this book as a romance novel, but there are also slight elements of mystery and fantasy that really drew me in to the story. The book is full of delicious descriptions of food, colorful characters, and a lot of heart which makes it a fun, easy, entertaining summer read. I found that it ended rather abruptly and I wish that a few other plot points had been wrapped up, especially regarding Portia's sisters, but I really did like this book and thought it was very cute. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if I could!...more
Like most others who probably picked this book off the shelves, the author was what spiked my curiosity and made me want to read it. I've been a fan oLike most others who probably picked this book off the shelves, the author was what spiked my curiosity and made me want to read it. I've been a fan of Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham for quite some time now, and when I learned that she published a novel I was interested to read it and see what it was like. What I got was a fun, entertaining, heartfelt read, and now I'm anxious to see if she'll write more!
Someday, Someday, Maybe is the story of a young aspiring actress which just happens to be written by an actress. I really appreciated that because clearly the author has gone through the same thing her character is going through, and I felt that every feeling and experience Franny (the main character) when through was authentic and genuine. The plot was a bit predictable at times and maybe a little cliche, but it didn't detract from the reading experience at all. Franny is a character who doesn't really see herself for who she really is, and while something like that may frustrate the reader, I found it to be quite realistic. How often do we, as humans, look at ourselves in the mirror and see exactly what everyone else sees? How often in life do we encounter an experience where we take a path that isn't necessarily the best one for us, only to realize that later (or have someone point it out to us) and rethink everything? Even though I'm not an aspiring actress like Franny is, I found it very easy to relate to her because it's not just a novel about a woman trying to find a job, it's about a woman trying to find herself. Like I said, maybe it's a little cliche, but is it worth the read? Definitely....more
This book was really cute! It caught my interest because I'm an obsessive coffee drinker (it's what gets me through my days) and I love trying differeThis book was really cute! It caught my interest because I'm an obsessive coffee drinker (it's what gets me through my days) and I love trying different beverages. The idea that someone's personality could be reflected by their favorite drink just seemed really fun and adorable, and I of course liked the idea of matching people based on what their favorite drink is, too. (For the record, my current favorite is a grande pumpkin spice latte. Mmmm.)
This book wasn't the most well-written book ever. It was also pretty predictable and I had guessed some of the little "twists" right at the beginning of the novel. What it was was an extremely adorable, quick and fun to read story about love and coffee. And what could be better than that? It's the perfect book if you're looking for something light for a cold, rainy fall afternoon or evening and is best enjoyed with your favorite hot beverage of choice. :)...more