“Feels like you’re old friends”

At what point do Indie Authors stop sharing awesome reviews of their books? They certainly don’t intend to put their friends to sleep with yet another to read. I honestly don’t know the answer because each commentary is individual, offering a different aspect of the book touching that sole reader. So, how can I not share Paula Light’s beautiful and moving review of More than Coffee? One detail I’ll note is that I admired her honesty about visiting my blog, and I’d be hard-pressed to think that many of us couldn’t relate to her words. In case you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Paula, you can find her here, and she is a fantastic writer of poetry and fiction. You’ll also notice her selection of books for sale, all in kindle format, and I have just bought Ghosted that I can’t wait to begin reading!

And now, her amazing review…

More than Coffee by Lauren Scott

Posted on January 28, 2023 | 12 Comments

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.

Thank YOU, Paula, for this beautiful review that truly brightened my Saturday morning, while (of course) enjoying a cup of coffee. ❤️

Thanks to all of you for stopping by, and don’t forget to visit Paula’s site! And if after reading her fabulous review, you feel the need to turn the pages in More than Coffee, I hope you enjoy the memories as much as she did! ❤️

© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites – All rights reserved.

63 thoughts on ““Feels like you’re old friends”

      1. I think 2012… not sure! Hey, more than a decade!!!!!! Wow!
        Thank YOU, my dearest Lauren. I’m so grateful for our friendship!
        More Sunday hugs over to you!

      2. I think you’re right, Marina, and Wow, is right too!!! I’ve almost thrown in the towel a few times, but here I click away on my mac…LOL It’s just too much fun!
        Sending more hugs your way and wishing you a great week ahead! ❤️🌻❤️🌻❤️🌻❤️

  1. What a beautiful review, Lauren, so personal and thoughtful. Clearly Paula was moved and could relate to your book. I felt that connection too. Your writing touches something universal about the human experience and that ability to reach into other’s hearts is a wonderful strength.

    1. Wow, Diana, I feel like you just gave me another 5-star review! What a beautiful thing to “say” so thank you very much. I’m grateful you felt that connection too, and your description is exactly my wish when others read my writing. I am thrilled with Paula’s review, and all reviews that my book has received. Hugs, my friend ❤️

  2. Congratulations, Lauren, on this wonderful review. I was so surprised by the comments about reading posts through the reader. I also find posts through the reader but I always click on the link and follow the post to the originating site. I thought everyone did that hence my surprise. The reader never carries the full article but only a piece of it.

    1. Thanks for reading Paula’s wonderful review, Robbie. I appreciated her honesty about the reader, and I’ve only done the same if I was short on time. Otherwise, I also click on the link. But we all have our own schedules, and I’m thrilled she took the time to read my book and write such a beautiful review. I’m grateful for all the beautiful reviews that More than Coffee has received. 🙂 ❤️

  3. Jane Sturgeon

    A terrific review from Paula and a welcome dash of honesty in how busy we all get. Lovely Lauren, you deserve all of these heartfelt reviews as More Than Coffee comes straight from your heart. Xxx 💕✨💕😘

    1. Thanks so much for reading Paula’s review, Jane. And I’m glad you liked her dash of honesty too. I found it refreshing. Your support and lovely words are always greatly appreciated. Love and hugs to you both! ❤️🤗❤️🤗

  4. Idrees Farooq

    Wow, what an amazing and heartfelt review from Paula! It’s clear that she truly connected with your book and was touched by your stories. Thank you for sharing this beautiful commentary and for introducing us to the talented Paula Light. I’ll definitely be checking out her works too. Keep writing and sharing your life stories, it brings so much joy to readers like us.

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