Okay, just because Mary Simses' debut novel The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café is a tad girly and mildly predictable, doesn't mean it isn't fun. It's an easy read with a plot that isn't overly complicated, I'm sorry, what's not to like? I have my moments when I want to read something a bit more rigorous, but most of the time, I adore the light and fluffy, and that is exactly what Simses has in store for you in this novel.
Main character Ellen, travels from Manhattan to small-town Maine to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish, which is to find and give her last letter to a hometown man she fell in love with when she was young. What was meant to be a quick trip turns into much more when Ellen almost drowns and is saved by a local carpenter. This is only the first thing that derails Ellen's journey to find her grandmother's long lost love, and it is certainly not the last. Her experiences with the characters of this small town make her rethink her big city dreams with the man she left behind. Simses has created a light, funny, and sweet novel with imagery that will make your mouth water. Bon appetite!