Today I have a review of Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber, now available from Forge Books. A big thank you to Wunderkind PR for the complimentary copy.
Anna Kate returns home to the small town of Wicklow, Alabama to bury her grandmother, Granny Zee.
Granny Zee owned the Blackbird Cafe in town and was loved by all. Anna Kate is expecting to be in Wicklow a short time, just long enough to settle Granny Zee’s affairs and close the cafe.
That doesn’t happen, though. Anna Kate feels connected to this town her mother ran from years ago. There’s also this blackbird pie everyone is talking about.
Anna Kate is also akin to a blackbird, one who has been broken, and this is her story of growth and overcoming the obstacles put in her path.
What a charming, warmhearted story! I loved every single character. Wicklow is a place anyone would love. It’s warm and inviting, but there are also secrets. There’s something magical that happens at midnight involving blackbirds, and you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
If you want to read an uplifting story, one that leaves you feeling better than when you started, Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is your go-to. Fans of Sarah Addison Allen, you are going to want to check out this book. I am completely in love with Heather Webber’s style, and I hope she’ll be revisiting this genre some time soon.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
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.
Have you read Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR