Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

A Novel
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)

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"Listeners will be transported to the small Southern town of Wicklow by the drawls and laid-back pacing of the narrators.... This is a beautiful story of family, love, and forgiveness." (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner)

Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. 

Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. 

It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about. 

As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.

©2019 Heather Webber (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Relaxing, interesting, sweet.

Very enjoyable book, interesting subject, nothing to dread or get upset about. Fabulous readers. I’ll buy other titles from this author.. I’m tired of murders, kidnappings, and all kinds of violence in my audiobooks. This one is like a balm, without getting cloying on romance, or boring on nothing happening. I sincerely recommend it,

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Sappy, predictable and unnecessarily long !

A contrived story with such long rambling dialog and implausible situations that I struggled to stay interested. I was tempted to quit so many times, but stuck it out because of favorable reviews. In the end, I found it sappy, predictable and unnecessarily long.

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Wow!

Heather, you book is incredible! It’s our September book for our book club! Loved the characters. All the twist and turns and how you wove the story together. Full of love, healing and forgiveness ❤️

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Solid 3 Star

Being a southerner myself I appreciated the feel of this story. The female narrators did an excellent job on the southern twang and made it feel very authentic. The story however I feel like was just predictable. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but I kept waiting on something to happen, but it didn’t really. The story just continued on in the same “tone”. I was really hoping for an epilogue too. I didn’t hate it but was left just feeling meh.

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Gooey

If you enjoy Hallmark specials, this is your book! Otherwise it was just to foreshadowing for my taste. Like a overly sweetened glass of iced tea.

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Captivating

I loved this book. A bit of a slow start, but soon I couldn't put it down and listened for five hours straight!

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Boring but clean

I wasn’t expecting it to be a great novel, but was thinking it more in line with a romance movie. It was indeed that, but a boring one. Flat characters, predictable characters, who were melodramatic but not very interesting. Narrator used different voices that were exaggerated, especially when imitating the child or heavy southern drawls. It startled me back awake at least.

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Enchanting

Ohhhh, how I loved this book!
It’s such a great story!
It really moved me.
Great Read!

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love!!!!! a sweet story that i didnt want to end.

i truly enjoyed this book. its a treasure and was able to get my mind off of the stress in my life

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Good story

A really good story. The narrator was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Highly recommend.

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Slow and steady

This story unwinds very gently around the characters in a small town. Don’t be in a hurry even though some of the detail is tedious. Satisfying ending and very well read.