The Irresistable Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe ~ Book Review

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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. 

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About the Author:

Mary grew up in Darien, Connecticut and started writing stories when she was eight. Mary always loved to write but was too afraid she could never make a living as a fiction writer so in college Mary majored in journalism. Mary worked in magazine publishing for a few years and then went back to school to become a lawyer. After she graduated from law school and began working, she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a university in Connecticut, not far from where she was living. From then on, Mary was hooked. Mary wrote a lot "on the side," at night and on weekends, and managed to get several short stories published in literary magazines. Finally, she took the big leap and wrote a novel. Mary now live in South Florida with her husband, who is also her law partner, and their fifteen-year-old daughter, who is quite a writer herself.

My thoughts:

If you are looking for a simple, sweet and quick summer read you will love this book. The story is about a girl who sets out to deliver a letter for her late grandmother. While trying to find the person the letter was to go to Ellen has a series of events happen to her that continue to have the same handsome carpenter showing up. From the moment she saw him, she couldn't forget about him. Ellen has a great life back home with a great job and she will be getting married soon to a wonderful man. Still Ellen finds herself falling in love with Roy. 

I loved how Mary introduced the main characters and I truly felt I was along for the ride with Ellen. I found myself at the beginning thinking no you can't do this to yourself and your finance but by the end of it I was cheering for Roy. Ellen seems to be more of a girl next door then a high powered lawyer that will be in the media all the time once she is married. 

Ellen learned a lot about her grandmother that she didn't know even existed, she also learned more about herself and how she really wanted in her life.

Mary did a wonderful job of keeping my attention to this great romance even though some parts were very predictable. This is a great light read that would be perfect for reading on the beach or away at the cottage. Something to take your mind on a great adventure of the past, future and a great budding romance.

I give this book 5 stars. I highly recommend. My mom is reading it at the moment and is loving the book also.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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