This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Summary: 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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
So this book almost flew under my radar. It was early in the summer and I was still playing catch up on emails and things from taking my mom to doctors and going to Book Expo. I was seriously considering just deleting all the emails and then I saw this one about Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. But as things sometimes happen, I added it to my mental list to respond to and then got sucked down another rabbit hole of things to reply to.
And then blog friends started telling me “This is so your type of book, T! You need to read it!” An email or 2 later and I had secured a review copy and was filled with a sense of hope that my friends were right- that this would be a good book. Because I had really been wanting a Southern Lit book to love.
And they were right!
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is Practical Magic-ish meets Southern Lit. A town filled to the brim with small town charms. I LOVED this book.
What I liked:
Oh that cover. Much love for the cover.
Anna Kate and Natalie. They were great characters, Struggling against what they wanted vs what their mothers wanted, nervous about what the future would bring. Honest and very real.
The Blackbird pie. ❤
Bottom line: For me this hit all the good spots of a book to love for years to come. I can totally see a re-read of Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe happening every fall 🙂
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T