At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities (Hardcover)
From the USA Today bestselling author of In the Middle of Hickory Lane comes Heather Webber’s next enchanting novel, At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities!
A mysterious letter. An offer taken. And the chance to move forward.
When Ava Harrison receives a letter containing an unusual job listing one month after the sudden death of her ex-boyfriend, she thinks she’s being haunted. The listing—a job as a live-in caretaker for a peculiar old man and his cranky cat in Driftwood, Alabama—is the perfect chance to start a new life. A normal life. Ava has always been too fearful to even travel, so no one’s more surprised than she is when she throws caution to the wind and drives to the distant beachside town.
On the surface, Maggie Mae Brightwell is a bundle of energy as she runs Magpie’s, Driftwood’s coffee and curiosity shop, where there’s magic to be found in pairing the old with the new. But lurking under her cheerful exterior is a painful truth—keeping busy is the best way to distract herself from the lingering loss of her mama and her worries about her aging father. No one knows better than she does that you can’t pour from an empty cup, but holding on to the past is the only thing keeping the hope alive that her mama will return home one day.
Ava and Maggie soon find they’re kindred spirits, as they’re both haunted—not by spirits, but by regret. Both must learn to let go of the past to move on—because sometimes the waves of change bring you to the place where you most belong.
About the Author
HEATHER WEBBER is the national bestselling author of more than thirty novels--including Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe, the Lucy Valentine novels, and the Nina Quinn Mysteries--and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She loves to spend time with her family, read, drink too much coffee and tea, birdwatch, crochet, watch cooking competition and home improvement shows, and bake. Heather lives in southwestern Ohio and is hard at work on her next book.
“Heather Webber is the queen of magical small-town charm. At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities will bewitch readers with its cast of quirky townspeople, enchanting romance, and irresistible animals, while the mysterious events will keep them flipping the pages.” —Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
"At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities like a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly morning. A layered story about the connection between two women and the little miracles that brought them together, Curiosities, too, opens our eyes to the magic of everyday among the people that make our world." —Tif Marcelo, USA Today Bestselling Author of When Jasmine Blooms
"Love, magic, and mystery shimmer from every enchanting page of Heather Webber's latest novel, At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities! From its very first lines, this delightful story--and its wide cast of eccentric, charming characters--pulled me in and held me until its satisfying end. Find a cozy spot and sink into this charming tale brimming with promise, abandoned fears, and love found, lost, and found again." —Lauren K. Denton, USA Today bestselling author of The Hideaway and A Place to Land
Praise for Heather Webber:
“This novel is as warm as the cup of coffee you’ll surely want to settle down with as you pick up this book and read straight through to the ending.” —Bookstr on In the Middle of Hickory Lane
“Webber infuses her charming Southern small-town tale with lighthearted magic and gentle humor...Readers of Sarah Addison Allen and Joshilyn Jackson will enjoy spending time at the Blackbird Café.” —Booklist on In the Middle of Hickory Lane