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Publisher's Summary

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 fiancee 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.

©2013 Mary Simses (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Enjoyable from beginning to end!

Enjoyed the story, characters and of course the happy ending. Found myself laughing out loud re: the scenes at the local watering hole -The Antler. Wonderful descriptions of Maine. Look forward to more works by the author.

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like new read

first read of this author and narrator will buy or rent and listen to more of her books. easy listening .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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a fun summer book

Just fun to read. Simply refreshing great read for summer easy, simple story line, fast read.

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I shouldn’t have seen the movie first.

Story was slow-moving. Too much detail.
No change in voice for different characters by reader.

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Light read with predictable ending

Fun read if you are looking for a light read. Takes place in Maine which is one of my favorite places to visit, however predictable ending.

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  • B. Saile
  • BALDWIN CITY, KS, US
  • 10-01-17

Blueberry Bakeshop

Blueberry Bakeshop was a really cute book. Refreshing, adorable and funny love story without the graphic sex that a lot of love stories have. I give this book 4 thumbs up.

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  • Jason
  • Minot, ME, United States
  • 10-01-16

Have you ever been to Maine?

I enjoyed the romance and bit of mystery involved but living in Maine all my life I found it hard to accept that the spring flowers summer flowers and fall flowers were all in bloom at the same time as well as the blueberries being ripe.
I just felt that there was not enough attention to detail

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Not irresistible, but not off-putting.

I had no intentions of writing a review, but apparently neither has anyone else. So, just to throw something out there for this book, here's what I thought.

The book wasn't bad, but it wasn't necessarily good either. It was a middle of the road listen for me. I didn't feel the urge to listen, so it took some time for me to finish it. I wasn't overly connected with the characters, but I didnt dislike them either. I listened here and there during my commute and finally finished it so that I could free it up off my ipod.

The narrator wasn't my favorite; I wouldn't seek her out for future reads, but I wouldn't turn down a book she read either.

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Really wanted to like this book

As a Maine native living in South Jersey, I usually enjoy stories which are set in my childhood state. However, this book just didn't FEEL like home. First, the narrator only gave the occasional word a "Maine" accent, as if people in Maine change accents in mid sentence. Second, the Maine residents were mostly portrayed as blue color and uneducated and the New Yorkers as snotty & over-educated, showing a lack of imagination. Nevertheless, this author has talent for dialogue and humorous situations, so I think she will write some great books in the future.

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