Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is an absolutely delightful contemporary novel that will warm your heart as you learn what is really important in life.
In a small coffee shop in Tokyo lives are changed. The past cannot be altered but there are lessons to be learnt.
As people pass through the coffee shop, the reader has the opportunity to glimpse a fraction of their lives. We see that regrets need to be healed, relationships are the most important, and love never dies.
The book is absolutely charming. It has an ethereal beauty that calms the soul.
Before The Coffee Gets Cold is a unique tale. The characters are all realistic with their flaws and failures, and with their desire for love.
Love covers the whole book. It is not a romantic love but a love that goes straight to the heart, an agape love – whether it is for a sister, a child or a partner.
I found the whole book beautifully written. I am on to book two now as I am not ready to depart from a small coffee shop in Tokyo.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.