Friday, March 29, 2019

The Goodbye Cafe
by Mariah Stewart

Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can't wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles.

But Allie's divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter's private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curve-ball or two to toss in Allie's direction—she just doesn't know it yet.

She hadn't anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she'd certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater's renovation fund dried up.

With opening day upon the sisters, Allie's free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of her family be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?


Kritters Thoughts:  The third in a series and although each book moves from one character point of view to another, I would absolutely advise to start at the beginning of this series because there is so much groundwork with these sisters that you will need from book one to book to this one.  

This book centers around Allie Monroe who came to Pennsylvania from California and her daughter is spending the summer with her mom and aunts and gets really connected to the happenings in Pennsylvania and maybe they both realize that their life in California is in the rear window.  

I loved the added storyline in this book that made it more than the other two by adding in the mother/daughter relationship.  These books could be defined as romance and in each book each sister finds a man to compliment their lives, but there was more to this one and I loved that.  I am keeping my thoughts brief because I don't want to spoil too much and I really think you should start at book one for this series and meet the sisters there.

This series and this author are nice easy reads that I love to insert in the middle of mysteries or historical fictions when I just want something nice, easy and breezy.  I like this genre for its vacation like feel and enjoy reading them throughout my reading life.  


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2019 Challenge: 12 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Gallery Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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