Miracle At The Higher Ground Cafe by Max Lucado

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 186
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015

I have always loved Max Lucado's books.  I usually read his non-fiction ones, but occasionally check out a children's book here and there.  I was intrigued by his newest book Miracle At the Higher Ground Cafe: A Heavenly Novel and decided to review it. 

The book is the story of Chelsea, mother of two, who has split from her NFL husband.  She returns back to Higher Ground Cafe, the cafe that her grandmother had started, and proceeded to re-open it.  Needless to say, Chelsea faces obstacles that she must overcome and she is sent a stranger that just might be able to help her....but you will have to read to find out.

Now, for my opinion....I think I was just expecting more. The characters feel a little devoid of personality.  They feel flat and I was waiting for them to evolve and build upon what was there, but it never happened.

It's a very quick read and I feel that there is potential there, but I was honestly a little bit bored with it.  Maybe I am a little jaded with his non-fiction books since they are all amazing and this is the real first fiction (not kids) I have read from him, but I could tell that this isn't his usually genre.  I was really hoping for more.

The one think I did like, is that this book includes discussion questions so if you like it, you can us it as a book club book.  

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.}