Book Of The Day – Whole Latte Life

by Greg on April 18, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Women’s Fiction novel by award-winning, bestselling author, Joanne DeMaio – and it’s 75% off! Whole Latte Life has a 4.1 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Whole Latte Life is a lyrical, poetic foray into finding oneself and renewing old ties. It is a tale of loss, grief, and healing. It is a story that reminds the reader of the importance of family, friendship, and love. Five stars.” Laurel R. – Amazon Reviewer

Whole Latte Life
by Joanne DeMaio
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3


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Sara Beth and Rachel have been wishing on stars for as long as they’ve been friends. Sara Beth dreams of her own antique shop, with lace curtains hanging in the windows. For Rachel, a little beach cottage will do, where sea breezes and salt water might inspire her sketches. From sharing wishes to cups of coffee at a cherished cafe, they’ve stitched pieces of their lives together like a patchwork quilt – a soft quilt of friendship they thought they’d hold close forever.

But while celebrating their birthdays in Manhattan, one makes a decision that will alter the course of their friendship. At a midtown lunch, Sara Beth excuses herself to use the Ladies’ Room, and never returns. Instead she slips the waiter a note to pass along to her dear friend, asking Rachel to cover for her disappearance.

Sara Beth’s escape begins a summer of change, one that eventually brings her antique shop to life, with a price. Though her decision pulls at her marriage and children, the strongest effect is on Rachel. For her, Sara Beth’s disappearance brings a solitary Mounted Police Officer into her life, one who gladly shows Rachel that it isn’t always stars that deliver wishes.

Winding from the hidden gems of Manhattan, to a weathered cottage at Anchor Beach, to an opulent New England carriage house, Whole Latte Life promises that redemption is a tender road worth taking, that secrets and ice cream are worth sharing, that true friendship has the same sweet magic as stardust.

-Awarded First Place in the 2012 Discovery Awards.
-Named a Critics’ Pick by Kirkus Reviews.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

DeMaio’s lyrical language, combined with her exploration of the lingering power of our expectations and our choices, create an inspiring novel of love and loyalty–loyalty to mothers, to spouses, to traditions, and to friends. Whole Latte Life is a beautifully articulated story of loss and redemption, lasting connections and unconditional love.


Whole Latte Life by Joanne DeMaio is a poignant novel that examines life and the unbreakable bonds of love and friendship. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a women’s fiction book with a little more depth. I will be sharing this one with my best friend and my mom!


Joanne DeMaio is a great storyteller and writer. She examines the protagonist’s hearts, souls, and lives as honestly and tenderly as if they were her own. Beautiful. Poetic. Honest. I read it in a day and felt very close to the characters afterward.


I enjoyed this book a lot. It is a touching tale of friendship through hard times and I really enjoyed it. The characters were intriguing and fully defined. A good novel for women.


From the first page I was spellbound. So grab a cup of coffee, turn off the phone and get ready to follow the journey of love, friendship, loss and rediscovery. You won’t be disappointed!!!

Get Whole Latte Life here: Whole Latte Life

About The Author

Joanne DeMaio is the award-winning author of BLUE JEANS AND COFFEE BEANS and the bestselling novel WHOLE LATTE LIFE, which won First Place in the 2012 Discovery Awards and was named a Kirkus Reviews Critics’ Pick. It has also been featured in USA Today, The Huffington Post and other outlets. BLUE JEANS AND COFFEE BEANS is her second novel. Both books explore the intricate relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. In addition, her music essays have appeared in literary journals, celebrating her passion for song. Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut, where the coffee and stories are always brewing. She is currently at work on her next book.

To learn more, visit She also enjoys hearing from readers at

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