Monday, February 23, 2015

"Cool Beans" by Erynn Mangum

 About this book:

  “Is there really such a thing as too much coffee?
  Everything seems to be going perfectly for Maya Davis: She has a great job at a coffee shop, gets along with her parents, and is happily single. That is until her best friend unknowingly starts dating Maya's high school sweetheart, her annoyingly perfect brother moves back to town, and her co-worker starts showing interest in her. What is God trying to teach her about life, love and commiserating over coffee?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Maya Davis” series. {Of three}

Spiritual Content- Bible reading & Many Scriptures are quoted; Prayers & talking to God; Church going & a sermon; Talks about God, Him answering & letting go; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crap’, a ‘idiot’, a form of ‘screw’, a ‘stinking’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘darn’s, two ‘duh’s, three ‘heck’s, three ‘sheesh’s, three ‘wimp’s, four forms of ‘dumb’, five ‘shut up’s, seven ‘oh my gosh’s, seven forms of ‘dang’ and fifteen ‘gosh’s; Maya tries not to be sarcastic (since she’s a Christian).
*Note: Mentions of the band Dixie Chicks, Celebrities, TV shows, Movies, Designers, G*rl Scout cookies and St*rbucks’ awful coffee.  

Sexual Content- Boyfriends & Ex-es; A notice of another girl’s curves; A mention or two about bras; A couple mentions of puberty & hormones; Jack tells Maya: “Maya, I’m wearing an apron. Tell me when the last time was that you saw a straight guy wearing an apron.”.

-Maya Davis, age 24
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Maya
                                                        298 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
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Early High School Teens-
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Older High School Teens-
(and a half)
My personal Rating-
(and a half)
Awww! This was so cute and funny! I laughed so hard reading “Cool Beans” and I loved all the Spiritual Content! The only thing was I had to lower the ratings because of all the Minor cussing—but if that doesn’t bother you then your rating would be higher. Also, as someone who has a beagle (like the main character in this novel) I loved Calvin! “Roo!”

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review! 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. This one has been on my to read list forever! I think I'll like it. It sounds really funny.

  2. Loved this book! So cute and funny :) Moral: always tell the truth :)