The Goodbye Cafe + Giveaway

The Hudson Sisters series, Book 3
On sale March 26, 2019
Trade Paperback • Price: $16.00 • ISBN: 9781501145124
eBook • Price: $7.99 • ISBN: 9781501145162
Book description

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles.

But Allie’s divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter’s private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curve-ball or two to toss in Allie’s direction—she just doesn’t know it yet.

She hadn’t anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she’d certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater’s renovation fund dried up.

With opening day upon the sisters, Allie’s free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of “this amazing, endearing family of women” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author) be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?

My Review

This is the third book in this series. I have not read the first two books but I had no problems jumping right into this book. So I would say that this book can be read as a stand alone novel.

While, I enjoyed meeting and visiting with everyone in this book; I felt that the main leads were Allie and her daughter, Nikki, and her Aunt Barney. Which was fine with me as I enjoyed getting to really know these three ladies. Allie seemed like she was the most reserved of the three sisters but had come a long way in this book.

I had such an enjoyable time reading this book that I almost got lost in it. Because I liked this book so much, I plan to go back and read the prior novels to get to know the other sisters better as well. This is not the last "goodbye" but "hello" to a long friendship.

About the author
Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at, and follow her on Instagram @Mariah_Stewart_Books.

Thank you to the publisher I have 1 copy of this book to giveaway. US only. Leave a comment with your favorite Mariah Stewart book and your email address. Check out my Instagram post for more entries. Winner chosen March 31st.


traveler said…
My favorite novel by Mariah Stewart is The last Chance Matinee. Unforgettable and memorable story which captivated me. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com
petite said…
The Sugarhouse Blues was delightful and special. Many thanks for this lovely feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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