Can’t-Wait Wednesday: At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities by Heather Webber

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

Title: At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities

Author: Heather Webber

Genre: Southern Fiction, Magical Realism

Publication Date: August 1, 2023

Publisher: Forge Books


From the USA Today bestselling author of In the Middle of Hickory Lane comes Heather Webber’s next enchanting novel, At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities!

Ava Dowling is on the run. After the sudden death of her fiancé only a month before their wedding, she closes up her lonely apartment in Vermont to answer a want-ad in Driftwood, Alabama—a town she’s never heard of—to apply for a job she’s never done. But the promised benefits far outweigh the cons, and being a live-in caretaker to a cranky old man in a beachside cottage is the perfect way to hide from the pain of her loss and the realities she doesn’t want to face.

Maggie Laine Brightwood hardly ever sits still. On the surface, she is a bundle of bright energy as she runs Magpie’s, Driftwood’s coffee and curiosity shop. She spends her days matching people to what they were missing—whether that’s the perfect coffee blend or a trinket they didn’t know they needed. Keeping busy is the best way to distract herself from her strained relationship with her aging father, Desmond, and the guilt she feels in hiring a stranger to take care of him instead of doing it herself. She hopes no one can see the sadness lurking under her cheerful exterior, even though it weighs her down like an anchor.

As the season stretches on and tourists come and go from the beach, Ava and Maggie become fast friends, bonding over the magic they find in letting go in order to move on—because sometimes drifting through life will lead you to where you belong.

My thoughts:

That’s when I want this book! And I’ve got to wait until AUGUST!!!!!

But it’s Heather Webber. All of the other books of hers that I’ve read have been fantastic. So I know this one will be worth waiting for!

What book are you eagerly anticipating?

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2 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities by Heather Webber

  1. Waiting can be so hard! This does sound like it will be a good summer read though. I hope you love it when you read it!

  2. Sounds like a good family dynamics story – bummer it’s so far out yet. More time for the anticipation to build! 🙂
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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