The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses audiobook

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe

By Mary Simses
Read by Erin Bennett

Little, Brown & Company 9780316225854
10.26 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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"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 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.

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Summary

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A Good Housekeeping Pick for August 2013

"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
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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mary Simses can write evocative detail that puts you right in the scene; dialogue that always rings true.” James Patterson
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
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
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
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
“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.” Examiner (London)
“Delightful…Simses has crafted a wholesome love story, infused with the pull and tug of romance and elements of mystery and enhanced by humble, low-key themes and conflicts.” Shelf Awareness
“This charming, tender first novel emphasizes the power of simple pleasures, comfort food, and undeniable chemistry…Simses’ story of emotional discoveries, shifting priorities, and new beginnings is a delightful beach read.” Booklist
“Simses’ delectable debut novel is engaging from start to finish. Filled with humor and a tiny bit of mystery, it will delight readers as they immerse themselves in small-town Maine life and meet all the characters found there.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English