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The Union Street Bakery
by Mary Ellen Taylor

Published: 2013-02-05
Paperback : 352 pages
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Life can turn on a dime. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. People die or move away. Investments go south. Affairs end. Loved ones betray us...Stuff happens.

Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been ...
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Life can turn on a dime. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. People die or move away. Investments go south. Affairs end. Loved ones betray us...Stuff happens.

Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a “real” McCrae since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters.

Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason bequeaths Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.

What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life, and a chance to begin again with the courage and desire she thought she lost for good.

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Get the author to Skype or visit. Her discussion of the books, research, & her process was as interesting as the book itself.
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  "Sweet!"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 04/10/15

Nice, easy story. Really enjoyed the book, great characters. A story that includes a few ghosts, a little romance and great family ties. Looking forward to reading the second book in this series.

 
  "The Union Street Bakery"by jmccauley (see profile) 01/28/15

The book is well written! There is fun, seriousness, history, mystery all tied up together. No foul language.

 
  "A fun, light read"by dkjaskot (see profile) 01/28/15

A little bit of history and a little bit of mystery--a young woman searches for her birth mother and in doing so learns a lot about history and the meaning of "family."

 
by jarich (see profile) 01/28/15

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