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Jan

Jan Melbourne, Australia
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  • "Room Service"

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    A really good chick lit novel unrealistic as a lot of these are everyone is very glamourous and rich but
    I loved it. Would love more from this author.

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    Room Service

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Beverly Brandt
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    Jet-setter Katya Morgan believes that love comes in gilt-wrapped packages. So when her father disinherits her, her first priority is to get her money and her cushy life back. But meanwhile, having no way to pay the enormous bill she racked up at the sumptuous Royal Palmetto Hotel poses a slight problem. Then Alex Sheridan, the hotel manager, has the gall to suggest that she pay off her debt by working at the hotel—as a maid!

    Stephanie says: "GREAT"
  1. Room Service
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Meghan's greatest hits:
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    "I actually stopped driving while I was listening"

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    What did you love best about Me Before You?

    It felt so real - so very believable. In fact, one portion of the story was in the newspaper headlines today.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed. I ugly cried. I stopped driving in the middle of a road.


connie

connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 06-12-09

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  • "not run-of-the mill chick lit"

    45 of 45 helpful votes

    This is a delightful mixture of light Austen-like comedy of manners with a dash of P.G. Wodehouse mania. There is no bodice ripping, violence, or sex (but no gritty social realism or insight either,of course) -- just "happily ever after" written (and read) well enough for the listener to suspend disbelief.

    Heyer's books have stood the test of time, while I don't think most chick lit will. If you are in need of distraction, may Heyer be as pleasant a discovery to you as she was to me. I think if you are new to this author (I am a relative newcomer but have zoomed though five novels in the last stress-filled month), then I think either "Frederica" or "Cotilion" is worth a chance download. (But warning, this stuff can be addictive -- when tired or tested, I keep thinking that I will download "just one more...")

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    Frederica

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
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    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"

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  • 4.4 (2938 ratings)
    Me Before You: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Jojo Moyes Narrated by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay

    Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
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    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
  • 4.4 (1202 ratings)
    This Heart of Mine (






UNABRIDGED) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrated by Anna Fields

    This Heart of Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her $15-million inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect. Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars. That awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name! One night, Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs her right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down.

    Donna A says: "5 stars"
  • 4.3 (908 ratings)
    Happy Ever After: The Bride Quartet, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Nora Roberts Narrated by Angela Dawe

    Happy Ever After: The Bride Quartet, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
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    No man has rattled wedding-planner Parker Brown in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kisses always catch her off guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker’s business risks have always paid off, but now she’ll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart….

    Amy says: "Wonderful ending!"
  • 4.3 (700 ratings)
    Frederica (






UNABRIDGED) by Georgette Heyer Narrated by Clifford Norgate

    Frederica

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
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    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"
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  • 4.3 (356 ratings)
    Sprig Muslin (






UNABRIDGED) by Georgette Heyer Narrated by Sian Phillips

    Sprig Muslin

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    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
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    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    A says: "Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!"
  • 4.3 (341 ratings)
    A Civil Contract (






UNABRIDGED) by Georgette Heyer Narrated by Phyllida Nash

    A Civil Contract

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    Janet says: "Excellent Narration"
  • 4.5 (281 ratings)
    In a Witch's Wardrobe: Witchcraft Mysteries, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Juliet Blackwell Narrated by Xe Sands

    In a Witch's Wardrobe: Witchcraft Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show. But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman's corsage. Before Lily can solve the woman's magical ailment, she's asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community.

    Beatrice says: "Loving this series"
  • Attachments: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Rainbow Rowell Narrated by Laura Hamilton

    Attachments: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
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    Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

    Julie says: "Just what I'd hoped for"
  • Me Before You: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Jojo Moyes Narrated by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay

    Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
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    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
  • House on Olive Street (






UNABRIDGED) by Robyn Carr Narrated by Christina Moore

    House on Olive Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    In this touching work, four women—all writers—come together after a painful loss. Recently deceased Gabby Marshall leaves behind a letter asking her friends to complete her unfinished manuscript. Taking vacations from their own lives, the ladies settle at Gabby’s home and get to work.

    Andrea says: "Good story/liked the characters"
  • The Signature of All Things: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth Gilbert Narrated by Juliet Stevenson

    The Signature of All Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    Molly-o says: "Don't miss this one"
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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Semple Narrated by Kathleen Wilhoite

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
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    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
  • The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Bernie Su, Kate Rorick Narrated by Ashley Clements

    The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
    • Narrated By Ashley Clements
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    (72)
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    There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, struggling under a mountain of student loans and living at home with her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. What may have started as her grad student thesis grew into so much more, as the videos came to inform and reflect her life and that of her sisters.

    Samantha Schaffer says: "A lovely addition to the LBD universe"
  • All Fall Down (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Weiner Narrated by Tracee Chimo

    All Fall Down

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Tracee Chimo
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    Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she develops takes off, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. Her husband’s becoming distant, her daughter’s acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s barely dealing at all.

    Michelle says: "Love Jennifer Weiner!"
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Fannie Flagg Narrated by Fannie Flagg

    The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
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    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
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  • Save the Date (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Kay Andrews Narrated by Kathleen McInerney

    Save the Date

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
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    A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

    Jen says: "Delightful!!"
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (






UNABRIDGED) by E. L. James Narrated by Becca Battoe

    Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
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    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
  • Katwalk (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Murnane Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Katwalk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
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    Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled - and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life.But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make.

  • The Prada Plan 3: Green -Eyed Monster (






UNABRIDGED) by Ashley Antoinette Narrated by Honey Jones

    The Prada Plan 3: Green -Eyed Monster

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    • By Ashley Antoinette
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
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    Leah's crazy scheming has finally paid off. Now that YaYa is out of the picture, Leah has everything she's ever wanted. She steps into YaYa's shoes, and now she has money, family, and, most importantly, she has Indie. She's the queen of his empire, and no one suspects a thing. There's only one problem: Disaya Morgan isn't dead. Newly initiated into a powerful circle of women, YaYa is out for blood, and when she comes gunning for her spot, the streets will never be the same.

    JALAYNE says: "Here we go AGAIN!!!"
  • The Poppy Factory (






UNABRIDGED) by Liz Trenow Narrated by Maggie Mash

    The Poppy Factory

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    • By Liz Trenow
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    A captivating story of two young women, bound together by the tragedy of two very different wars. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee. With the end of the First World War, Rose is looking forward to welcoming home her beloved husband ,Alfie, from the battlefields. But his return is not what Rose had expected. Traumatised by what he has seen, the Alfie who comes home is a different man to the one Rose married. As he struggles to cope with life in peacetime.

  • This One Is Mine (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Semple Narrated by Penny Rawlins

    This One Is Mine

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    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Penny Rawlins
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    Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life - but she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again.

  • The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden: The Coincidence, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jessica Sorensen Narrated by Leslie Bellair

    The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden: The Coincidence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jessica Sorensen
    • Narrated By Leslie Bellair
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    Callie has grown up keeping her feelings locked away from the outside world, and as her painful past threatens to consume her life, most days it's a struggle just to breathe. For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence has been the only way to survive, until one night when Callie and Kayden's worlds collide. After that moment, Kayden can't stop thinking about Callie and when they end up at the same college, he does everything in his power to convince her that it isn't coincidence, it's fate.

  • The English Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Margaret Leroy Narrated by Penelope Rawlins

    The English Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Leroy
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins
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    When 17-year-old Stella Whittaker is offered the chance to study at the Academy of Music in Vienna it's a dream come true, made possible by old family friends, Rainer and Marthe Kraus, who offer her a place to live. Seduced by the elegant beauty of the city, Stella explores the magnificent palaces, gardens, and fashionable coffeehouses, and after a chance meeting in an art gallery, falls in love with Harri Reznik, a young Jewish doctor.

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  • The Temptation of Lila and Ethan: The Secret, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jessica Sorensen Narrated by Casey Holloway, Nicholas Tecosky

    The Temptation of Lila and Ethan: The Secret, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jessica Sorensen
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    Ella's best friend Lila has always been a good girl who likes pretty clothes and preppy boys. But ever since the first day she met Micha's best friend Ethan, she hasn't been able to stop thinking about him. Girls have always flocked to Ethan - but never princesses like Lila. And until Lila came into his life he never wanted them to. From the outside the two couldn't seem more different, but somehow they have a connection deeper and more intense than anyone could have imagined.

  • Seventh Heaven (






UNABRIDGED) by Alice Hoffman Narrated by Hillary Huber

    Seventh Heaven

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    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    Nora Silk doesn't really fit in on Hemlock Street, where every house looks the same. She's divorced. She wears a charm bracelet and high heels and red toreador pants. And the way she raises her kids is a scandal. But as time passes, the neighbors start having second thoughts about Nora. The women's apprehension evolves into admiration. The men's lust evolves into awe. The children are drawn to her in ways they can't explain.

  • The Union Street Bakery: Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Ellen Taylor Narrated by Susan Boyce

    The Union Street Bakery: Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1

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    • By Mary Ellen Taylor
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    Daisy McCrae's life is in tatters. She's lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason she bequeaths to Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s...