The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe
Genre: Chick Lit
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
Review: The title of this book is deceptive; it is NOT about a bakeshop and cafe. Instead, it's a story of an accident prone young woman who keeps getting herself into unlikely situations and developing more and more ridiculous lies about her life. I could just see her digging herself deeper and deeper into a hole, and I tend to really dislike that type of character and plot. But that is just something quirky about me.
This book had an interesting premise, a lovable cast of small-town characters, and a satisfying sense of the main character discovering her true self. It just happened a little too quickly and a little too predictably for my taste.
Rating: 2.5 stars