- Paperback: 314 pages
- Publisher: Straw Hill Publishing; 1 edition (June 4, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615823777
- ISBN-13: 978-0615823775
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,474,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anne Gallagher, author of The Reluctant Groom Series
"Chicoine's writing is superbly crafted ...A coming of age story, linking memories to present day, Chicoine weaves a tale of such intricacy, that I couldn't put this book down. With all the trappings of the 60's - from Woodstock to hippies to the first lunar landing, Spilled Coffee is just the thing for an aging boomer ..."
About the Author
J.B. Chicoine was born on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Amityville during the 1960s and 70s. She has lived in New Hampshire, Kansas City and Michigan. She enjoys setting her stories in New England. She has been writing stories since she was a girl, but didn't complete a novel until she was nearly thirty. Since then, she has completed three more novels; one (UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright) published traditionally, with another on the way. She looks forward to independently publishing SPILLED COFFEE in the spring/summer of 2013. J.B. Chicoine's novels are character driven, (though she does love a plot twist). As a watercolor artist, people are one of her favorite subjects. She says that developing a character is so much like painting a portrait--adding layers as she goes--creating depth. She also enjoys designing covers and binding her novels. She blogs about her painting and writing, and also has a Website-- JBChicoine.com. When she's not writing or painting, she enjoys volunteer work, baking crusty breads and working on various projects with her husband.(less)
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Top Customer Reviews
They all have quirks yet are completely relatable.
I love the way the story goes from the present to the past but is very clear to the reader when this happens.
This is a very enjoyable read!
First of all many thanks to the author, J.B.Chicoine, for providing me with an e-copy of her book in exchange for honest reviews.
This novel is about, a man named Benjamin, recently got his heart broken, buying his family lake cabin at New Hampshire, thus reliving his dark past. It's once again summer of '69 for Benjamin, running after his first love, Amelia, who's a granddaughter to a rich man, DocBurns. But both Ben's family and Amelia's family don't have a good past track record, hence these two families collide ultimately resulting in Benjamin to break his heart.
The narration of the whole story is amazing, the best part being the details of all Ben's past events were not spilled out at one-go, it was more like peeling the layers of an onion, slowly and one-by-one, and this is what makes the book more addictive, an unputdownable. There are loads of characters and events which makes the book more wonderful. And not to mention the style of the author's writing, it's easy and more like keeping the readers always on the loop, not letting us predict the climax, which makes the book more of a thrilling kind.
So guys, if you want to visit New Hampshire, because I bet while reading this you'll be definitely transported to New Hampshire, grab this book and find out that we cannot closed the chapters of our dark past, we definitely need to find a way to deal with them, and welcome them in our present.
I thought J.B. Chicoine's debut novel UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright was amazing, but I think Spilled Coffee is even better.
With a trip down memory lane to the late 60's, Ben (the main character) has come back to the New Hampshire lake cabin his family used to vacation at and the memories of the summer that broke his heart, as well as his family.
Chicoine's writing is superbly crafted, and more times than not, I was surprised when I looked up from my reading to find I was not in New Hampshire at all, but in my living room. Her descriptions of time and place are mind altering, in that I dare you not to think you're in New Hampshire either.
A coming of age story, linking memories to present day, Chicoine weaves a tale of such intricacy, that I couldn't put this book down. I stayed up long into the night to finish it, wondering how the end would turn out.
With a few plot twists that I never saw coming, Chicoine's characters are rich and well developed, so much so, I thought of them as real people. Her prose is beautiful and lush and sweeps you into the story so quickly, you forget you're actually reading a book.
With all the trappings of the 60's - from Woodstock to hippies to the first lunar landing, Spilled Coffee is just the thing for an aging boomer like me. If I could give this 10 stars I would.