Here’s a bonus book post. I listened to more books than usual as I was quilting all of the quilts for the school kids. I typically listen with headphones while I’m at the quilt machine.
Blog readers recommended that I read Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor. I checked out my online library and they had it so I grabbed it and put it on my virtual shelf.
So the real question is, did I like it?
I did. It blends some interesting characters, a lost diary, and the history of a bakery all into one book. I really loved how the two stories unfolded. I could totally relate to Daisy who has her life upended by circumstances beyond her control.
Here’s what Amazon had to say: “Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her familyâ€™s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. It doesnâ€™t help that, as the only adopted daughter, her relationship with her sisters has never been easy.
When an elderly customer dies, Daisy is surprised to inherit a journal from the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her familyâ€”and her own heritageâ€”than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to â€œfind her,â€ she is compelled to explore the past more deeply.
What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.5 stars. I think I’d have to agree. You’ll have to give the book a read and see what you think.
If you’re interested in the book, you can find it HERE on Amazon.
While writing this post I found out that there is a sequel to this book, Sweet Expectations. You can find it HERE on Amazon.
I liked the first book enough that I’ll be looking for the next book.
Before you go, here’s a reminder of the upcoming read along.
I recently told you about the book Tomorrowâ€™s Bread. Several readers wrote and suggested I read another book by the same author called, The Dry Grass of August. The author is Anna Jean Mayhew.
I went to Amazon to learn more about the book and saw that it was available free for Kindle Unlimited members and for Audible users. That prompted me to think maybe I should offer to have a book club for the book. So many of you already used these services so many of you would be able to read for free.
You can find the book HERE on Amazon if you donâ€™t have a membership to Audible or Kindle Unlimited. I think it was only around $8 for the book.
I did find the book available through my online library Hoopla as well.
How about whoever wants to read the book, read it and weâ€™ll review it here on the blog on December 12th. Iâ€™ll write my normal review and then you all can write in the comments and tell us what you think about the book too. I think that should give you all enough time to get the book (or audiobook) and get it read. Thatâ€™s more than a month so that sounds do-able.
Iâ€™ve not read the bookâ€¦I only know that several people wrote and recommended it!! I hope itâ€™s a good one!! Doesnâ€™t this sound like a fun idea?? I sure do. Grab your copy of the book and Iâ€™ll meet you back here on December 12th.
6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Union Street Bakery”
I’m glad you enjoyed Union Street Bakery, too.
The Kindle version is only $1.99 right now.
I liked Union Street Bakery and Sweet Expectations very much. I just got “The Dry Grass of August” from my library; looking forward to reading it and will try out your book club.
Looks like you’ve provided me with new authors to check out! I like the eaudio books as I quilt, too. I need to get a set of wireless earbuds. Any suggestions?
I just finished The Woman in the Photo and thoroughly enjoyed it. The next time we visit family in Pgh. I plants h the Johnstown Flood Museum.
Dec. 12th is less than a month away, just letting you know. The book is available from my library and I’m looking forward to reading it.
I just reserved The Dry Grass of August at my library. Excited to join in.