Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café is the second outing for Tilia Klebenov Jacobs. I will again admit that I am the husband of the author, but here you will have my honest thoughts. Tilia has not read, written, edited or otherwise tampered with this review. [Scout's Honor]
I love this book very much. Sit on your couch at home or an easy chair at your favorite coffee shop with a steaming cup of mocha in easy reach, and this book will match your physical comfort with some reading comfort. The characters, with the exception of the caustic brother, are loveable, their many stories are interesting, and while the stakes for Emet become fairly high, we have such a warm feeling from the way the writing brings us through the story that we know that everything will turn out right in the end. While the plot revolves around Emet and Mercey, the secondary characters are vividly drawn with the help of their compelling personal stories. I'm hoping that at some point Tilia will write a story that spends more time on Isidore and Daisy, or at least that we will see them again in some other story.
This book is not for kids. There is no sexuality, but some of the situations are violent; drug use is mentioned frequently; and the language used by of some of the characters is, well, the kind of language you might expect from an angry stoner when messaging with his stoner friends.
I recommend this book without reservation to all who like a compelling read.