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The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses
  

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A deliciously irresistible debut about a high-powered Manhattan lawyer who finds love, purpose, and the promise of a simpler life in her grandmother's hometown. 'If you liked Nicholas Sparks, you will devour this' James Patterson.

If you like Mary Simses you might also like to read books by Kate Long, Jenny Colgan and Fiona Gibson.

Synopsis

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses

Manhattan lawyer 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. Beacon, Maine, home to blueberry fields and eccentric locals, is the last place she wants to go so close to her upcoming wedding. Hoping to be in and out in 24 hours, Ellen ends up the talk of the town when a tumble into the ocean introduces her to Roy Cummings, the carpenter who saves her life. Roy happens to be the nephew of Ellen's grandmother's lost love, and the one person who can bring closure to her quest. But as Ellen learns what Beacon has to offer and what her grandmother left behind, she may find that a 24 hour visit will never be enough...

Reviews

Romantic, funny and utterly, blissfully charming * Star Magazine * With details that dovetail nicely into the plot and an assortment of quirky characters, THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE mixes up an authentic Maine setting with an entertaining story -- Beverly Meyer * The Free Lance-Star * Like the tastiest piece of pie, THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE is mostly sweet with a touch of tartness and has a richly constructed crust to contain all its ingredients.... Simses'...depictions of the charming qualities of small town life, the healing abilities of comfort food, and the redemptive power of love will win the hearts of readers, as will the subtle sprinkling of humor and intrigue. Fans of Nicholas Sparks, or even the romantic offerings of James Patterson, will approve -- John Valeri * Examiner.com * Basic ingredients, well mixed-and good to the last crumb * Good Housekeeping * This charming, tender first novel emphasizes the power of simple pleasures, comfort food, and undeniable chemistry. Fans of the leads in the movies The Proposal and Sweet Home Alabama will recognize a kindred spirit in high-strung, perfectionist Ellen, and the novel's small-town setting will appeal to loyal readers of Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, and Jan Karon. Simses
story of emotional discoveries, shifting priorities, and new beginnings is a delightful beach read

* Booklist * If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, or the Nicholas Sparks novels, you will devour THE IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP & CAFE. Mary Simses can write evocative detail that puts you right in the scene, with dialogue that always rings true -- James Patterson


About the Author

Mary Simses grew up in Connecticut and spent much of her life in the Northeast, where she attended college and law school. As a child she loved to write stories, design covers for them, and staple them into books. Later, careers in journalism and law took priority and creative writing slipped away, until she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a local university and was hooked again. Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals. Mary now lives in South Florida with her husband/law partner and their daughter.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th August 2013

Author

Mary Simses

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www.marysimses.com/

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472203878

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