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Stealing Wishes, Shannon Yarbrough

“What's more important? A perfect cup of coffee or a perfect date? Blaine - a photo-taking, obsessive-compulsive, coffee barista - steals money out of fountains and can't find a date."

Stealing Wishes

Shannon Yarbrough

232 pages

TOSOW Publishing

$13.95

Available at Allon the Same Page Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

“What's more important? A perfect cup of coffee or a perfect date? Blaine - a photo-taking, obsessive-compulsive, coffee barista - steals money out of fountains and can't find a date. Obsessed with the number 32, Blaine blames his lack of love as the reason for his habits. When his friend Sallie sets him up on a date, Blaine is
convinced that Edward, the new love interest, will cure his compulsions.”

This novel, the second for author Shannon Yarbrough, tells the story of Blaine just as described above. However, what the back cover fails to mention is the poignancy with which this man lives his life: his insights, his hopes, his internal musings. The book is worth reading for this alone – Blaine thinks and says things that many of us do as well; we generally, however, don’t admit it! It’s a sweet story too, and Yarbrough gives us glimpses of characters that we might not normally see in a typical novel. Plus, the book is well-written, with scattered funny bits that will make you laugh out loud!

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