Domestic Fiction / Karen / Women's Fiction

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses

514hcBV2dhL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_This novel is just as sweet as the title suggests.

Ellen Bradford has a wonderful life in Manhattan. She has a great career as an attorney and has a prominent,politically connected fiance. When asked to fulfill her grandmother’s dying wish to deliver a letter to her first love, Chet, Ellen travels to Beacon, Maine assuming this would be a quick trip.

Arriving in this small town where her grandmother grew up, Ellen quickly learns that things are very different here than in the big city. No fax machine or cell phone service for miles. And Chet will not be that easy to find. However, one bright spot is the beautiful scenery. Ellen is an amateur photographer and one day decides to take pictures of the water off of a pier. A pier, by the way, that has a no trespassing sign. A pier that is not all that secure. Suddenly Ellen finds herself in the water fighting a dangerous current, and realizes that she is in major trouble. That is, until a handsome stranger suddenly appears…

From then on, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe becomes a cozy, charming novel. Yes, there are mysteries, secrets, and drama, but overall it is really the story of first love and small town living.

A very pleasant read.


Read-alike novels: Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove series.


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