‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café’ by Mary Simses

'The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café' by Mary Simses

My latest obsession is blueberries. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I just can’t get enough. I gorge myself on blueberry pie, marinate meats in blueberry glazes, burn blueberry candles – and, of course, read this book called ‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café’ simply because the cover was so deliciously appealing. And although this book was judged readable simply due to it’s cover, the story within proved itself to be even more enticing and fulfilling.

Simses’ book is a quintessential ‘beach read’, being comprised of two love stories – one between heroine Ellen and new friend Roy, and the other between Roy’s Uncle Chet and Ellen’s grandma Ruth – one ending happily, and one just ending.

Ellen is a big city lawyer who visits small town Maine following the death of her Grandmother, and subsequent discovery of an enigmatic letter which beckons to be delivered. There Ellen becomes the woman she never knew she was meant to be, and learns so much about not only herself – but also a grandmother whom she loved dearly. The story is light but memorable, easy and satisfying. You flip through the pages and delve into Ellen’s story as if you are spending the weekend catching up with an old friend.

‘And maybe the shadow is even more interesting than the flower … That can happen you know … I wouldn’t have figured it out if I didn’t stop … and really look. Look at everything … so … you know, so carefully. Because in the end that’s what you gotta do.’

Salon Summary

RECOMMENDABILITY: 4 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★☆
REPETITIVE READABILITY: 2 {out of 5} stars | ★★☆☆☆
RATING: 5 {out of 5} stars | ★★★★★

{This novel was gifted to Her Literary Salon by the author, Mary Simses.}

One thought on “‘The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café’ by Mary Simses

  1. So glad to know you enjoyed this one. It’s been on my radar, too – and the cover might hold a bit of sway for me as well. It’s cute! Terrific choice of title, as well; it all just works. Simses is going to be at a local-ish bookshop here tomorrow, but sadly I’m not going to be able to make it. I’m definitely giving this one some prominence on my reading list, though!

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