Very good story! Not sure why it says 'young adult' because the subject matter appealed to me! This book is told in 1st person alternating between the main woman and the main guy which may irritate some; it didn't bother me at all. A group of misfits become family and come together to help deal with a problem in their community. This is one of the few authors I've read and enjoyed that didn't include sex in their books. The 'sex' was at the end and behind the scenes so to speak. Other authors this reminds me of are Debbie Macomber, Curtiss Ann Matlock, and some of Sherrly Woods'. The basic them of starting over and finding herself reminded me of the theme of the now discontinued Harlequin Next titles except the female was still pretty young in this story.
This is the first book I have read by Jodi Thomas. My mom LOVES her writing so I thought I would give this a shot. My mom really liked the book. I wasn't too sure, though. I thought it started out kind of slow, but my mom told me to hang in there. I am glad I did. The storyline picked up and I couldn't put the book down. Great read!! I will read more by her definitely!!
I love this book. The main character and her grandmother are just brought to life by Jodi Thomas. I felt like I knew them personally, and each person they meet throughout the book mostly just blend right in, except for a few who take "convincing" before they believe that they can blend in. It's a great read for anyone who enjoys country life.
Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel's heels all her life, so when she inherits a cafÅ½ in a small Texas lake community she's sure there's a catch. But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the cafÅ½ gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best-cook. As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she's not alone anymore-and that sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is gaining the courage to love.