Thursday, August 6, 2015

Book Review: Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café

by: Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

I loved this so much. The general theme seems to be about redemption and second chances. Eden runs the Serve You Right Café with her assistant Emit First. Eden has given Emet a second chance. Emet served time in prison, and Eden took a chance on him. Emet was lucky...how many people never get that chance. It really made me respect Eden, and Emet was a wonderful young man, totally deserving of that risk.

When Emet meets Mercedes, he gets pulled into her messed up family life and his own freedom is put at risk. Her brother is a pathetic drug addicted narcissist. He thinks that he deserves to sit on his butt and live off his sister and mother, because he is special. He clearly will stop at nothing to get his way, and he isn't good at thinking through consequences.

Will Emet get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time? Will Emet forgive Mercy for this trouble? Will her brother finally grow up?

It was an exciting novel. And the overall message was great. Has anyone ever given you a second chance? Did you pay it forward?

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