KDL Recommends > Staff Picks > October 2013
The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe
Title: The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe
Author: Mary Simses
“On the cover of book, James Patterson compares it to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I liked both titles, but I don’t see any comparison of the two stories. There were times in the book that I wasn’t a fan of the main character, but I still enjoyed it. It is her first novel and it was mentioned in the Book Page.”—Barb at KDL’s Bryon Township branch
A high-powered Manhattan attorney finds love, purpose, and the promise of a simpler life in her grandmother’s hometown.
Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother’s dying wish—to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough. THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE is a warm and delicious debut about the power of a simpler life.