The Café Between Pumpkin and Pie by Marina Adair, Kate Angell, Stacy Finz
Series: Moonbright, Maine #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
In Moonbright, Maine, there's a pumpkin on every porch, fresh brewed apple cider in every cup--and the sweetest sorcery in the air...
Before, after, and even during the excitement of the annual Halloween parade, gathering at the Corner Café is a beloved Moonbright tradition. Costumed revelers of all kinds come for the famous whoopie pies, the heartfelt hospitality, and the chance to hear the town's spookiest stories and local legends whispered to the younger generation...
The most magically romantic legend of all promises that a Moonbright woman will marry the man she sees reflected in a mirror on Halloween. For three such singles, the crunch of fall leaves and the fragrance of fresh-baked pie sets the perfect stage for this most tantalizing trick--and most delightful treat--the genuine enchantment of true love.
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I took a chance with this anthology because all three of the authors are new to me. Anthologies are always a great way to discover new authors, and I am so glad that I took a chance on this. I think the best way to give you a little insight into this book is to break it down, so here it goes:
Love Rising by Stacy Finz
This one was really good. They hated one another as teenagers, but as adults, you can just feel the attraction when they are in the same room. Sydney’s grandmother passed away, and she can’t wait to sell the house and move back to San Francisco. She never considered Moonbright home. However, her grandmother was a smart bird and made other plans. Plans that include a new kitchen and Nick Rossi, who currently owns Rossi Construction, all sorts of feelings come to the surface for them.
Romance on a TapbyMarina Adair
This was the shortest of the three, but just as good as the other two. I will say I did get a little frustrated with this one. While it was good, it was by no means my favorite of the three. I’m not a big novella fan in the first place.
Love Over Easy by Kate Angell
This one was my favorite of the three. From the first line to the last, it had me hooked. Hannah Allen returns to Moonbight just in time to see Hannah Allen in her Bo Beep costume “herding” her triplet nephews, who are all her sheep. Which gives us the most wonderful line in recent book history:
“Bo Peep, you’re losing your sheep.“
I mean, come on, people, how could you not love a story that has that in it? There was just so much in this one to love. From the conversations to the character development, it had it all. The triplets were so enjoyable as well.
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Bea LaRocca says
Thank you for sharing your review of this anthology, all of the stories sound wonderful and I love the cover, I will be adding this one to my TBR
Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever read an anthology. Sounds like an interesting enough plot.
Chelsea B says
This does sound like a great way to discover new authors! The stories sound interesting and I love that quote about Bo Peep.
I think I would like this book sounds like a good plot. I also like that there are three different couples and sounds like there is a lot going on thanks for sharing this review.
Eva Millien says
Sounds like a café that I want to visit, thanks for sharing your review and have a fabulous day!
This sounds really charming!
Thanks for sharing your great review. The book sounds like a fun read. Great cover!
This is just the kind of sweet romance that I’ve been needing. And it’s great that they have a few couples’ stories in there.
Anita C says
I love discovering new Authors. Thank you for the sneak peak
Sarah L says
My niece would like this book.
I like reading new authors.
Judy Thomas says
It sounds like a heart warming romance read.
This sounds like a really sweet romance, can’t wait to read it!
It sounds like an enjoyable read
Anybookd that has a photo of a cafe, which means COFFEE to me, MUST be good! Serioulsly, the review and excerpt make this a book looking into!
Nova S says
this sounds and looks like such a nice cozy read
Aline Azevedo says
Sounds like a sweet and cozy read! Thanks for your review!
MICHAEL A LAW says
Looks like a decent enough book to read!
Dreaa Drake says
This sounds like a great book!
Seems like such a cute read! i will definitely check it out! thanks for the great review and recommendation!
Sounds like a delightful read