Simple Small Town Story

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I have been curious about Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe since I read the first look here on BookishFirst. I picked up my own copy from an independent bookstore last year and have finally gotten around to it. This was also my first Jodi Thomas novel.

I thought this was just an ok book. I enjoyed the small town feel and every side character had personality, they all wanted to look after each other and their town. There were four different perspectives introduced throughout the book - Piper, Honey Creek's mayor; Colby, the 'detective' hired by Piper's brother to find out what happened to her 'fiance' and protect her from harm; Sam, the interim preacher trying to figure out what to do with his life; and Pecos, a recent high school graduate. I was extremely confused as to why we needed to explore Pecos' life for the week this book takes place, and though he does play a role in resolving the action of the climax, I feel his point of view could have been removing and not much would be missed. I also felt like everything came to a head in the last 20 pages of the book, and while I can appreciate getting some answers to the questions poised throughout the story, perhaps it all wrapped up a little too nicely.

If the synopsis strikes any interest at all, I'd say give the book a shot. I'm glad I gave it a chance, and now I know what happens, but I won't be continuing with the series.