I am delighted to share the first two reviews for More than Coffee, both written by two fantastic writers. And I’m still dancing the happy dance!
The first is by Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming and delightful memoir
More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose by Lauren Scott is a heart-warming memoir that captures lovely moments of childhood, of parents’ love, of attachments, of campfires and hiking with the love of her life. The blissful moments come alive as Scott revels in the good times, letting nostalgia transport her into time machine, to watch the reel unfold like “pictures on a camera roll.” She talks about the value of some priceless gifts that are handed down from one generation to another; she takes pride in the stories that such “gems” tell to evoke fond memories of parents. Only the happy times have been shared in this book.
Written in a simple and straight-forward style, Lauren’s poetry is realistic. ‘To My Babies’ tugged at my heart and I am sure all mothers can relate to this delightful poem. Fragrant memories of “Earthquake Cake” made me smile. ‘Simple Existence’ is thought-provoking and made me pause to comprehend the depth of words that dance across “desert dunes and boundless oceans.” ‘Forever Steady’ too gives you a reflective message to take a breather, look at magical wilderness of nature and see how “delightfully birds sing and trees welcome our company.”
I loved this book and finished it within an hour. If you value relationships and family bonding, this book is for you.
The second review is from D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror:
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely personal memories from the author
This highly recommended and quick read is a compilation of a number of Scott’s personal and precious memories conveyed in both short prose and freeform poetry. A lot of those memories come with the luxury of a hot cup of coffee, but not all. They capture bits of time from idolizing Barbara Streisand as a kid to camping in the Sierras, and lifelong encounters with spiders. Embedded within many of the stories are heartfelt relationships with parents, spouse, and children.
Some of my favorite stories were “Silver Heirlooms” about how simple hand-me-downs become filled with meaning, “Ascent” about grief and the solace of nature, “Laughing Spiders” about big hairy arachnids, and “1989” a romantic relationship initiated by, of all things, an old refrigerator.
I’ve read poetry books by Scott in the past, and the poems in this collection are some of my favorites. They follow along the same lines as the prose pieces and are in many cases reflections of the same topic. My favorite poems were: “The Right Time”, “Simple Existence”, “To My Babies” and…
Its canary boldness
rises up to the sun
alone, yet not lonely,
but wearing bravery
on each petal –
standing tall with spirit
in lean green attire
as if soaking up the day’s
If you haven’t met my wonderful blogging friends, Balroop or Diana, please pay them a visit. Their talents span from penning profound poetry to creating fabulous fantasy. And thank you for stopping by. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of my book in paperback or e-book format, simply click “buy” on my right sidebar image.
31 thoughts on “Book Reviews and Gratitude!!”
Congratulations, Lauren. Terrific reviews by two fine authors.
Thanks, John! I am certainly over the moon with these reviews. 🥰
Great reviews. Congrats, Lauren!
Thanks so much, Jill! 💞
Thanks so much, Nico! 🥰
A beautiful review
Thanks, Ian. I appreciate you reading these great reviews.
Wow. So great to read this news. Awesome. ♡
Thanks so much, Audrey! Hugs 🌸
Fantastic reviews, Lauren. Sharing.
Thanks, Robbie. I’m so grateful, to say the least. And thank you for sharing! 💕
Lovely reviews from Balroop and Diana. Loving energy for your wonderful creation, Lauren. ❤ Xxx ❤
Thanks, Jane. I am filled to the brim with gratitude for the wonderful support I have received, including from you. Hugs, dear friend. 💗💗💗
Aww, Lauren, I’m so delighted that you enjoyed the review, and thanks for the shout out. It was my pleasure to race Balroop! Lol. And reviews well deserved for your latest book. I hope it does wonderfully. 😀 Sharing.
Too funny about the race, Diana! But both of your reviews are awesome, so I feel an abundance of gratitude. Again, I’m thrilled you enjoyed my book. This ride from the wonderful support has really been exhilarating. 🙂 And thanks for sharing, too. Big hugs!
Ha ha!! Actually in my mind I am the winner because I waited to post my review just before I could at my blog. 😀 I am delighted that you’ve shared it here too Lauren.
You and Diana are hilarious, Balroop! And of course, I was going to share here! That happy dance hasn’t ended, but I’m not tired. 🙂 Thanks again, my friend. 💞
Yay!! it is a great feeling to get positive reviews on our writings. I am happy for you, Lauren.
It sure is, thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your good wishes! Hope all is well with you! 💞💞
Yes, all is well, Thank you Lauren. 🙂
That’s nice that you’ve already gotten such nice reviews.
Thanks, Binky! It’s very nice and I am so grateful. 🙂
Congratulations, Lauren! You are off to a great start!
Thanks again, Mark! 🙂
What a way to birth your book into the world and start with these two fantastic reviews Lauren. Congrats my friend!!! ❤ xx
I agree, Debby! I am thrilled! 🙂 Thanks again for your good wishes and support. 💞
My pleasure Lauren. Hugs xx