Book Review: Confessions from a Coffee Shop by T.B. Markinson

When I heard that TB Markinson was publishing her third novel, I cheered for her. It is a wonderful thing to see a fellow blogger achieving her dreams. To show support for her, I agreed to read her story and write a review.

Markinson, T. B. - Confessions from a Coffee ShopConfessions from a Coffee Shop is a story centered on  Cori Tisdale, a woman who was a basketball star at Harvard and was a promising author with a lucrative book deal. She is, however, unable to finish her novel. In addition, her live-in girlfriend (Kat Finn) has a shopping addiction which leaves her in debt. In order to make ends meet, Cori takes a part-time job at a coffee shop. She meets an an old crush (Samantha Clarke) while working there. Cori’s friendship with her causes tension between herself and Kat. The novel describes how Cori manages the variety of problems that have appeared in her life.

I liked the way the novel began – it drew me right in and made me curious about the characters. I cringed on behalf of Cori and understood her thoughts on the conversation she was having with her mom – and her embarrassment at having someone from her past walking in. My empathy for the main character continued while I was reading the story. The story line itself follows the plot of a typical mainstream romance story – with the exception that Confessions from a Coffee Shop falls under the genre of lesbian romance. The story is a light read that includes conflict between the lovers, love scenes (the love scenes are between two women) and a resolution of the conflict.

I would recommend this novel for readers who enjoy stories of light romance. Personally  I preferred Markinson’s novel, Marionette, as the story delved a little deeper into the main character. In her latest novel, the author does not explore as much the reasons for her main character’s decisions and choice. I kept wishing that she would do so as I felt Markinson did this well in her second novel.

If you wish to get to know TB a little more – or read other reviews of her books – head on over to her blog, Making My Mark, and say hello.

Other blogger reviews on Confessions from a Coffee Shop

My Review of Marionette 

Coming Soon: Confessions from a Coffee Shop

Book 47:Confessions from a Coffee Shop – T.B. Markinson

Confessions from a Coffee Shop by T.B. Markinson

Review of Confessions of a Coffee Shop by T.B. Markinson

A blogger interview:

Confessions … from an American in London

22 thoughts on “Book Review: Confessions from a Coffee Shop by T.B. Markinson

    1. I agree. I read a recent interview on another blog that she is currently working on her next – and it looks like it is going to be a little different. I look forward to seeing it 🙂


  1. Aaagh, you could have written my review for me! Well, in terms of preferring Marionette that is. But equally others have said they prefer Confessions and A Woman Lost just because they are lighter. Each to our own. I’m enjoying reading all the posts on her book tour, I enjoyed interviewing her on my blog, she was very open and helpful, and am planning to post my review towards the end of the month.


    1. I enjoyed reading he interview you did. I could not remember the link (if you give it to me, I can add it to my post).
      True – to each his own. I guess I enjoy reading stories with a bit of meat to them 🙂


  2. Thanks so much for the review. And I really appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement to write. Bloggers are the best supporters and all of you help me chase my dream each and every day.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Amy Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.