The Owl Moon Cafe Author:Jo-Ann Mapson After losing her teaching position at the local university, Mariah Moon will do anything to keep her gifted twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsay, in a prestigious private school -- which means moving in with her mother and grandmother in an apartment above The Owl & Moon Cafe. — When her mother, Allegra, is diagnosed with leukemia, Mariah rises ... more »to the challenge of running the cafe: mastering her mother's famous fudge and chatting up customers -- including a man who might just reawaken her heart. Meanwhile, Lindsay's controversial entry in a major national science contest creates a minor maelstrom in the cosseted Monterey Bay community. And Allegra, with one last great love affair in her, will revisit a man she loved so many years ago, and disclose the biggest secret of the Moon family: the identity of Mariah's father. Will the Moon women recognize this as the moment to do away with their family history of dubiously fathered children, and learn to forgive others and themselves in order to move forward? « less
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Loved this story about 4 generations of females running a family-owned cafe and how they deal with whatever life throws their way. The characters are extremely likable and the story will have you not wanting to put this one down!
As a gurl who's obsessed with Northern California, this book was like a virtual vacation in words. The three generations of women featured in the novel were easily forgivable for their emotional flaws and often unkind behavior towards each other. A sweet journey of a story with lots of happy endings.
I really enjoy Ms. Mapson's writing and this was no exception. It was a bit too predictable for me but i enjoyed the reading and the characters. It's not a 5 star like most of her others that I have read though. I loved the four generation of women and how they all love each other but lives are made from reacting to one another. An enjoyable read.