Sunday Book Review – More Than Coffee by Lauren Scott – #Memoir and #Poetry

Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’m happy to share my review for Lauren Scott’s beautiful book of poems and prose on poignant moments and turning points in the author’s life.




From the early woes of childhood and teen years, this collection of stories and poems paints a picture of young dreams and fears. But as adulthood sets in, these dreams and fears change. More than Coffee touches on love and loss, nature and endurance, marriage and parenting. In these memories, humor diffuses fear and taking risks proves to be a powerful method in boosting self-confidence. Through it all, whether in the wilderness near a sparkling lake or in the comfort of home, there’s nothing like a good cup of coffee. A poignant and reflective collection of verse and prose that is best enjoyed sipping your favorite coffee roast.


My Five Star Review:

A beautiful book of short slices of poignant moments of life in the author’s life, enhanced with poetic snapshots of life.

Scott invites us into her gratitude, loving memories and pieces of time that were stepping stones to her growth in life and relationships. I could relate to her stories, even though they were her stories. How legend Barbra Streisand was her idol and spurred on her love for music and singing into her hair brush microphone, how in a moment she knew her husband would become the love of her life and how time played out until their meeting was ripe.

Memories in verse and prose of personal times and achievements in romance, love growth, like when the nest became empty, love and loss with her father in law, pushing limits to go backpacking in later years. Written in a personal telling as though the author opened up her heart and shared memories, inviting us into her slices of life that many of us will find relatable in our own lives. This book is a love letter of gratitude of a life well lived and felt.

©DGKaye 2023

67 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – More Than Coffee by Lauren Scott – #Memoir and #Poetry

  1. What a wonderful review, Debby! I’m thrilled you enjoyed reading through my memories and could find some of them relatable. That is my ultimate wish, that whoever reads my book finds a story or poem they can relate to or find comfort in. And of course with a good cup of coffee or their favorite beverage! 🙂 Thanks so much!! ❤️🎉

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful wishes of support, Christy. Debby’s review is beautiful, and what is better than coffee and a good book? 🙂 Except maybe sipping a hot cup on the mountain. The cover photo was taken at Spider Lake in the Sierra Mountains. Magical. Thanks again! ❤️

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