An Order of Coffee and Tears by Brian Spangler is free tonight in the Amazon Kindle store and it seems to be a good one.
Angela’s Diner has the reputation of a safe haven where patrons find a moment of peace as they linger over coffee and tears. For one young runaway, Angela’s is more than a place to tell your tale – it’s a place where with the magic of chicken and waffles, and a little bit of trust, may just save your life.It's free now, but double check before clicking that it still is for you!
Gabriella Santiago used to be a typical teenager who enjoyed the usual teenage things. That is until a single tragic day ended who she was and within hours she ran from home, never to look back.
Only when Gabby is cold, hungry and at her lowest, does she find Angela’s Diner. Gabby embraces her new life and the family she has found in the midst of strangers and obscurity.
Acceptance is what she craves, but before long, Gabby realizes she’s not the only one in the diner with something to hide. Her new family has a secret too, and some secrets refuse to stay buried.
I also was asked recently to share what I’m listening to. Do you listen to audio books? I often do on long car drives or while I’m flying. They are also great to have plugged into my ears while I sew or clean house. Sometimes the stories are so good I can’t turn them off. And when I find an author I really like, I have to listen to or read everything they put out.
Lisa See is one such author!
I don’t know anything about Chinese history ---and these stories pulled me right in. I love her writing style. I was able to download both books (Shanghai Girls is first, followed by Dreams of Joy) and I honestly couldn’t let these books go. I’m on the waiting list for some of Lisa See’s others --- I download the audio books free through my library, but sometimes there is a bit of a waiting list to get them.
I’m all tucked in to my lodgings outside of Floyd, VA!
This is what I saw as I drove up route 52 towards Mt Airy, NC – and further north into the mountains and across the Virginia state line.
Gosh, I am loving the abundance of autumn everywhere!
Tomorrow is a morning lecture with the Old Church Gallery Quilters of Floyd, VA! I’ll have the afternoon free for some exploring, though with the way things have been – and seeing as it’s a MONDAY – I bet everything will be closed! LOL!
Tuesday is our workshop day, Happy Scrappy Houses.
And so we continue --- one quilt at a time!