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Brewed Awakening

(Coffeehouse Mystery #18)

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Expected publication: November 5th 2020 by Berkley Books (first published December 3rd 2019)
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Andrea Stoeckel
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”

In this, the 18th Coffeehouse Mystery, Clare Cosi wakes up in Washington Square Park with no ID, no keys, no phone and no idea how or why she was there at 4 in the morning. Trying to get herself someplace safe, she heads towards The Village Blend, the coffee place she is part owner and manager of. However, she is very disoriented and thinks it’s 15 years earlier than 2019 and she and her ex-husband Matteo Allegro have
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


BREWED AWAKENING is the eighteenth book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle and wow, if you think the other books in the series have been good, then you’re going to be in for a surprise.

Cleo Coyle is one of those authors that writes on a whole different level than everyone else. Not only are they skilled in narrative, but their plotting and pacing is out of this world. BREWED AWAKENING isn’t just an amazing book; it’s a masterpiece.

Coyle has done something completely different
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LORI CASWELL
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

This time Cleo Coyle turns things inside out when our protagonist becomes the victim. Clare Cosi has been missing for a week when she wakes up on a bench in Washington Square Park, disoriented and scared, she wanders the area finally finding the Village Blend coffeehouse. Her friends, family, and employees are all thrilled to have her back but realize she has no memory of several years. She thinks her daughter is still a youngster waiting for her to come home. That her
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Toni
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

This is book eighteen in the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle.

This series just rings all the bells for me. Murder by Mocha was my first introduction into the cozy mystery world and I have been hooked ever since. Stepping back into this series is like coming home. So, when Clare Cosi loses her memory we are transported back to a time just after her separation with Matt and her daughter, Joy is still a kid.

It was fascinating to watch the fallout from Clare’s memory loss and how it
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Beth
I received this ARC copy of Brewed Awakening from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Brewed Awakening is set for publication Dec. 3, 2019.
Ilia-Renee
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Thank you to Net Galley and Berkley Publishing Group for sending me an eARC of this in return for an honest review.


This story is the perfect amount of coziness and suspense! I absolutely loved it. I was anxious for Clare to get her memory back and I loved seeing her open up to Mike. I am a fellow coffee drinker, so the coffee aspect was interesting to read about. It was nice to learn how much Clare loved coffee and the way she would make new blends. The Village Blend seems like a wonderful
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Kaijsa
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's nice when a long-running series changes things up a little. Brewed Awakening is the 18th coffee house mystery, and I enjoyed it as much as any previous installment and definitely more than the one where we were inside the killer's head. This time, Clare wakes up in Washington Square Park with no memory of the past 15 years, including the past few days after she was snatched up along with a hotel heiress.

No spoilers, but we get a lot more Matteo and lot less Mike than usual, which I
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Christie72
Great read with an interesting take on memory loss! I really enjoyed it!!!!

Clare is a newly engaged woman at the very beginning of the book, and she is happy and ready to start her new life with Mike. All that changes when Clare wakes up on a bench in Washington Square Park. All her family and friends are scared because she has been missing, but none of them are expecting the Clare they get back. She has lost her memory of the last 15 years. This is just part of the story. It may be connected to
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Juli
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Coffeehouse Mystery series has been one of my favorites for years now. I like the main characters and the setting in and around a popular coffee shop in NYC. The plots are always good, and the coffee is always hot (or iced, or latte, or whatever new drink is all the rage at the Village Blend). I like the discussions the characters have about coffee -- preparing, roasting, buying beans, brewing, etc. Each book also includes recipes.

This newest book I devoured in one awesome bout of binge
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Annie
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies
This eighteenth in the series will give you all that you expect. And something you did not.
This story is much deeper as we are forced to examine what happens when memory fails us. Can you still be in love with someone if you no longer remember them? Which brings up the question “Can our own memories be trusted?” And even more terrifying: “What if I wake up and have no memory of my own daughter?” Also tucked inside is the very real danger of psychiatric hospitals’ control over a patient’s
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Nancy
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was something different in the writing style of this book. An almost push and pull between the styles of the writing team of Marc Cerasini and Alice Alfonsi.

What begins with Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend waking up on a park bench with no knowledge of how she got there, to recalling the area looked familiar and hopeful she might be able to get help at a coffeehouse where she once worked with her ex-husband, to realizing she has somehow lost about 10+ years of her memories.
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Katie
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This new addition to the Clare Cozi Coffeehouse Mystery series is wonderful. It is a top notch book in the cozy mystery genre.

It is a well-written novel that is not a formula type. Yes, you can predict what the outcome will likely be but getting there is an entertaining ride.

The series shows the author's love and knowledge of New York City. The descriptions, particularly of lesser known areas, make you feel like you are there. The characters in the series are as diverse as is the city. They are
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Laura
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This mystery is so compelling I could not put it down!
This book is very tense yet tempered with hilarity!
At the beginning of the book I was worried that the author had jumped ahead and that we were going to be missing out on YEARS of enjoying this series and the wonderful characters.
As it turns out, the one missing years of great memories is Clare. When she awakens, she turns to the safest place she DOES remember, only to have to go on the run with the one man she doesn't remember being her
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Laura


This mystery is so compelling I could not put it down!

This book is very tense yet tempered with hilarity!

At the beginning of the book I was worried that the author had jumped ahead and that we were going to be missing out on YEARS of enjoying this series and the wonderful characters.

As it turns out, the one missing years of great memories is Clare. When she awakens, she turns to the safest place she DOES remember, only to have to go on the run with the one man she doesn't remember being her
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Diane Hernandez
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour, netgalley
I have read almost all of the Coffeehouse Mysteries. Brewed Awakening is my favorite so far. Using an innovative plot device like amnesia refreshes the series because Claire is thrust back to the beginning. She only remembers what happened ten years ago when she was recently divorced with an eleven-year-old daughter working in her ex-mother-in-law’s coffee shop. Imagine her surprise when the daughter is magically an adult and everyone, including herself, looks older than she remembers. She doesn ...more
Julie
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this cozy. I cannot believe this is number 18 in the series! I've been reading this series since I was in college.

This book is perfect as a stand-alone or to read in the series. But ---I can't skip! The set up of this book is extremely unique and a exciting change of pace for a long-lasting series.

Clare wakes up unsure of where she is, no keys, no purse and everything looks so different. Once arriving to the Village Blend, she finds out she has been missing for days when
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Debbie
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
"Brewed Awakening" is a cozy mystery. This novel is the 18th in the series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil the whodunit of the previous books.

This is yet another mystery where someone with amnesia is a witness and needs to remember what happened. However, the authors focused on how this affected her relationships with the people she still knew and the people she ought to know, including her fiancé. I enjoyed this character
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Shari
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this entry in the coffeehouse series. This one is a bit of a departure from the normal storytelling because it starts with the main character, Clare Cosi, loosing all of her recent memories. Clare and a friend recently went missing and then Clare woke up in a park with no recent memories of why or how she came to be there. As far as she remembers, she is still recently divorced, her daughter is still a little girl and she's never even met her fiancé! She has to get to know her new life ...more
Robyn
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and the closeness of The Village Blend employees. They are like family and will do everything in their power to help each other out. Clare has gone missing and when she finally reappears days later, she has no memory of the past 15 years or so. This was a refreshing book, and I loved the way the author broached the subject of memory loss. This book was jam packed with suspense, humor, and sprinkled with the delectable explanations of coffee and food. The descriptions of the ...more
Elizabeth Dodd
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series never lets me down!
Great characters. Enticing story lines. Complex mysteries.
Leading off with the main character having a memory loss of many years is a heck of a start to a story.
Cleo Coyle deftly handles the myriad pieces that go with that start.
Who can she trust? Her ex-husband (who as far as she can remember is recently divorced from her due to his repeated infidelities)? Her ex-mother in law? This police officer who she doesn't recognize at all (but eventually finds out is her
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D
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series continues exciting and surprising with each book. The characters have depth and the peek into their lives with each story is the best. Clare is found after missing for several days with amnesia. She has lost the last 15 years of her memory. Cops, doctors, kidnappers, and villians lend this a multi-faceted plot line; easily understood and enjoyed.
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
I think this might be my favorite of all the coffee shop mysteries. Good mystery, good character development with some humor sprinkled in. I liked the way they did it from everyone's perspectives while Claire was suffering from memory loss. Plus, I didn't guess who was ultimately responsible until the reveal! BEST BOOK EVER.
Sue Ross
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down

Another awesome story from Cleo Coyle. This one was nerve wracking and nail biting. Claire suffers from memory loss. But there is more to it. I've read every book in this series and this was one of the best. I can't wait for.the next one. Maybe.there will be a wedding.
Pandora
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best ,imaginative stories the Coffeehouse series has produced. Kept my attention from start to finish. I have always appreciated Cleo Coyle's books and all have been 4 stars, but this particular storyline was new, fresh and interesting. Thank you.
Michele
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! When I visit the Village Blend, I always feel as if I'm coming home to friends and family. The subject of memory loss was incredibly compelling and thought provoking. I highly recommend this book and series!
Lisa
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Cleo Coyle's books! Every one is great and this one is no ecveption! Well wrotten, pager Turner that keeps you gurssong! I have read every book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series and loved every one!
Paula Hess
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of a few series that I can say at #18 is still going strong. If you like mysteries and coffee I highly recommend Cleo Coyle.
Susan H.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read!

Clare at her best. A must read for Cosi fans. A nail biting, interest holding, can’t put down read. Poor Mike has more patience and understanding for the woman he lives.
Sammy
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worth. The. Wait. It was sooo good! I’m hoping not to have to wait so long for the next one!
Smart Bookaholics Inc Bookstore
What a great cozy mystery! I'm excited to read some more from this author!
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CLEO COYLE is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. As Cleo Coyle, they write The Coffeehouse Mysteries. Their 18th book in the series BREWED AWAKENING will be released Dec. 3rd by their longtime publisher Penguin Random
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