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Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (July 21, 2020)
On Sale: 07/21/2020
Praise for Heather Webber’s MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE “Full of family secrets, undeniable charm and that particular touch of magic so often found in the South, MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE is a heartfelt and redemptive tale of a daughter looking to move forward in the place her mother couldn’t wait to leave behind. Heather Webber creates a town as dynamic and real as her characters—and a story so compelling that it will stay on readers’ minds long after the final page. I savored every word.” —Kristy Woodson Harvey, national bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple“Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is an enchanting gem of a novel, brimming with charming characters, heartwarming connections, old secrets, and a southern setting that makes you want to move there. As refreshing as a glass of blackberry tea, this is truly magical realism at its best!” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author“Family, fate, and magic intertwine in this endearing Southern tale of long-held secrets, homemade pie, and building one’s future from the remains of the past. A tantalizing, delicious delight, through and through. Heather Webber writes with so much detail and imagination that I’ll be craving some Blackbird Cafe pie—and the comfort that comes with it—for a long time to come.” —Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie and The Sweetness of Forgetting
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
A picturesque southern town, with a little bit of Magic Webber has created a cozy small town with all the dynamics that go with it.
This southern charm book, is a delight to read with all gossip, lies, and family dramas.
‘It was the kind of day in Buttonwood, Alabama, where trouble slipped into town with the breeze, jarring awake sleepy springtime leaves on the massive oaks and sky-high hickories. It scraped parched dirt, sending dust skittering along the trail like it was running for cover. It whistled its warning, plain as day to anyone who cared to listen.’
At the center is a delightful folklore, surrounding a tree, The Buttonwood Tree. If you don’t pay attention and follow its advise, you will suffer the consequences.
Buttonwood Alabama, has a long memory, and for those carrying the Bishop name they know it all to well. Blue Bishop has struggled under the weight of her family’s surname. A successful children’s author and illustrator, with a series of books about a bunny that have made her famous. Her family’s scandalous behavior, has left its mark on the the residents of Buttonwood, Alabama.
Blue and her sister, Persy are the only two left in the Bishop family. Blue is kindhearted and goes out of her way for others, even when she was little her behavior set her apart from her infamous family.
Blue has a knack for finding things, and sometimes even people. The wind calls to her and she listens and follows it to things or people who are lost.
“As surely as the wind pushed me along, it also held me back, keeping me tethered to Buttonwood like a small bird in a big, pretty cage. Until I found the lost thing with no name, I was free to roam—but only within the confines of my ornate prison.”
Blue Bishop —-
Sarah Grace Landreneau Fulton has spent her life trying to ‘Do better and Be better’. A saying that has been driven into her by her domineering southern mother. Putting her family and it’s status above her own wants a desires. This path has led her into a series of mistakes, along with an unhappy marriage.
Sarah Grace also is gifted with something magical Also she is a house whisperer.
Blue has unexpected discovery of a mysterious baby this set off a series of events that is the center of Webber’s novel. When secrets are revealed they will shake both Sarah Grace and Blues lives forever.
This was a fast paced read, easy to fall into this quaint charming town and it’s lively inhabitants. I stayed up late to finish reading it. Once I started reading this book, there was no way I could put it down. I loved the way author meticulously blended magical realism into a heartwarming story, about family and friendship.
If you haven’t read any of Heather Webber books what are you waiting for?
—A Little Historical Tidbit—
Buttonwood is a name given to the American sycamore tree, because its fine wood was often used for making buttons.
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