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Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is such a phenomenal book; the perfect summer read that will leave you missing home, loving summertime, and craving a piece of your favorite pie. This is my first read from Webber and ya’ll, she did not disappoint at all. I’m so in love with Wicklow and the characters that I’ve come to know through this novel.

“‘Some around here will feed you lines about hydratin’ and usin’ air-conditioning or fans, but the simple truth is…’
I enjoyed the way he played up his Southern. ‘Is what?’
‘We survive on sweet tea and complaining, plain and simple. Mostly the sweet tea, if I’m tellin’ it to you straight.”

The characters in Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe were so relatable for me. Their accents and mannerisms fit the South perfectly. I enjoyed getting to know each of them and while the book focuses mainly on two characters, Anna Kate and Natalie, I still felt a kinship with all of the secondary characters as well. By the end of this book you’ll feel as if you’ve known these characters and the town of Wicklow your whole life, and you’ll feel bereft letting them go.

Anna Kate has come to Wicklow because of your grandma Zee’s passing. Due to the technicalities of the will Zee left behind she has to stay in Wicklow and run the family restaurant for at least two months. She thinks it’ll be easy and an in-and-out situation, but she soon realizes that Wicklow is so much more than just a tiny town filled with her momma’s unsettling memories. She has roots here, deep ones, and Wicklow never really lets you go once you’re there. Webber weaves heartache and healing beautifully in this 333 page novel, and I desperately wanted more.

The storyline is amazingly well written to say the least, and it really gives you a sense of how strong familial ties are throughout generations of families. The plot is spiritual and captivating in a way that leaves you breathless and hopeful. It will make you question your own family ties and the demons lurking within each passing generation.

“Grief can change a person to the point where they become someone they don’t even know, or even like very much.”

Overall, I loved, loved, loved this book. I read it during a time where I lost my own grandmother and for me personally, I was able to heal through Webber’s words. I look forward to reading more from this author.