Roastmaster (a Coffee Novel) (Paperback)

By Janice Lierz

Bear Page Press, 9780984058419, 354pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2014

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The seventh sister is over the moon for a Costa Rican coffee farmer... In the spring of 1984, John Mallory, the seventh sister in a coffee family dies a legend when she is uprooted from Kansas City and travels to a coffee farm in Costa Rica to become a Roastmaster. Now, eighteen years later, Capri is connected to her dead aunt through a surreal sense of smell. When Capri runs away with her boyfriend, she unearths John Mallory's story and the myth of the Pleiades, a cluster of blue stars known as the Seven Sisters. But her quirky mother, grandfather and five aunts fear love will also lead Capri to an early grave. A tale for those who know magic can be found in the bean of a fruit. Roastmaster was a Novello Literary Award Finalist.

About the Author

Janice Lierz is a former Fortune 500 executive and an award-winning writer and poet whose work has appeared in literary journals, magazines and anthologies. Before turning to writing, she spent decades climbing corporate ladders at Johnson & Johnson/McNeil CPC, Heublein, Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, and Whole Foods Market, where she was the president of several subsidiaries, including a coffee company. She has a long family history with coffee and was inspired to write this novel while on a visit to a coffee farm in Costa Rica. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina with her family and pets, where she is working on her next novel. Please visit Janice at