More than Coffee by Lauren Scott

Women friends coffee talk chat

Sometimes a writer has such an engaging style that you feel you’re old friends after reading them. That’s the way I feel about Lauren Scott after finishing her memoir More than Coffee. Her vignettes and poetry are so honest and vivid that it seems she must have shared the stories in person, over coffee of course. I teared up when I read her parents’ love story, and I was right there with Lauren when she found a tarantula in her house (eek!). Lauren and I are about the same age with adult children who have moved away (though happily both of mine are only around an hour’s drive), so I can relate to many of the emotions she describes about being a parent and transitioning from living with your children to helping them leave the nest.

I’ve followed Lauren’s blog for a while, but like many of us I lazily read her posts as they appeared in my reader without actually visiting her site. Thus, I did not even know she had books for sale until she posted the link to a review by Mark Bierman. The review intrigued me so much I bought Lauren’s book, and I am glad I did. It was such a pleasure to savor this rich and tasty brew, redolent with love, loss, adventure, hope, and, above all, family bonds.

Thank you for sharing your life so beautifully with your readers, Lauren.

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25 responses to “More than Coffee by Lauren Scott

  1. What a great review Paula. I love Lauren and her work so moving and touching. She’s an amazing write4r and human being! ❣️

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  2. Excellent review, Paula!. A warm approachable feel to this book. Love the vignettes you detailed…her parents and the tarantula!

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  3. This is one I need to buy! ❀

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  4. Wow, Paula, what a wonderful way to begin my Saturday, reading your beautiful and touching review while enjoying my coffee (of course.) Thank you so much for not only buying my book, but for taking the time to give it such an amazing review. I’m glad some of the stories and poems resonated with you, although I could’ve easily lived without that tarantula finding solace in our living room. And I’m a little envious that your kids live closer. πŸ™‚ Such is life! Anyway, thank you again, and I’m going to share this today. ❀️❀️

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  5. A great review, and like you I do love being part of this website family

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  7. That was so nice for you write abut er tis way. I need to check her out

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