Midnight at the Blackbird Café
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.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a very character driven book. Everyone that I met I fell in love with instantly. They were people that I would want to hang out with. Thus, it made for easy reading. After reading this book, I have gained a fond admiration for blackbirds.
Yes, there are some magical aspects woven throughout the pages of this story. However, it was not one of the strong focal points of the book. The main focal point for me was the characters. They truly were engaging as well as enjoyable. This is not the first time though that I have read a book from this author where I have been attached to the characters. So, if you are in the mood for a good contemporary book with engaging characters, then, you should treat yourself to Midnight at the Blackbird Café.