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Friday, March 23, 2012

Debut Spotlight: Whole Latte Life

Book Description:

Would you leave everything behind to know who you are?

Sara Beth Riley never dreamt she'd walk straight out of her life. Actually she'd never dreamt a lot of things that had happened this year ... From being kidnapped by her own best friend, to throwing her wedding rings into the Hudson River, to calling an old love in France, to getting inked with said best friend, painting the passionate constellation of these choices into permanence. But mostly, she could never have dreamt what started it all. How could it be that her mother's unexpected death, and the grief which lingered painfully long, turned her into the woman she was finally meant to become?

Sara Beth's escape begins a summer of change - of herself, of marriage, of the lives of those around her. In a story that moves from Manhattan to the sea to a quaint New England town, Whole Latte Life looks at friends we never forget, at decisions we linger with, at our attempts to live the lives we love.

Author Bio:

Joanne DeMaio is an author of contemporary women's fiction, blending family, coffee and friendship on the page. In addition to her novel WHOLE LATTE LIFE, her music essays have appeared in literary journals. Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut, where the coffee is always brewing, either in her country kitchen, or a favorite coffee shop, and the talk is ever flowing over a fresh cup of java.


  1. I love the cover too! Makes me want to run out to the coffee shop right now!

  2. I have heard a little about this book and think it sounds wonderful and inspiring. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the great spotlight!

  3. Ooo LOVE the cover. As much as I love the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing. It sounds like it's going to be an emotional read. Thanks for putting this one on my radar, Mrs. Q.

  4. This book sounds wonderful! And I love the cover so much. :) Great spotlight!