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The Seaside Cafe I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Rochelle Alers is yet another new to me author that came to my attention in my conscious effort to diversify my reading and prioritizeauthors of color, and I was particularly intrigued by the book club theme for this upcoming release, The Seaside Cafe The book itself puts equal focus on the second chance romance between Kayana and Graeme, and the book club aspect I found Kayana a I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Rochelle Alers is yet another new to me author that came to my attention in my conscious effort to diversify my reading and prioritizeauthors of color, and I was particularly intrigued by the book club theme for this upcoming release, The Seaside Cafe The book itself puts equal focus on the second chance romance between Kayana and Graeme, and the book club aspect I found Kayana and Graeme s relationship really sweet, especially since both have dealt with heartbreak in their past Kayana learning to trust again is a focal point, given the way her ex betrayed her, and I think this was well done.While the book club starts off as a group of unlikely people coming together, and they do spend as much time bickering as they do talking about their chosen books, I found that aspect really fun, especially as it allowed them insights into each others lives both Leah and Cherie also have woes when it comes to love, so seeing them bond over that is great, and I can t wait to see how it develops in the next book I really enjoyed this one, and look forward to tryingof Alers work in the future I recommend this if you like sweet stories with equal emphasis on romance and friendship I m already a fan of Rochelle Alers work and I really liked this one even though it felt a lot slower moving and different from her previous books I ve read This slow burner of a romance feels like a romance for grown folks and it totally is with the heroine, Kayana, being in her late forties and hero, Graeme, being in his early 50s I love mature love and so obviously, I loved this book.The premise is that after her divorce, Kayana has resettled in her quaint small town seaside holiday hometow I m already a fan of Rochelle Alers work and I really liked this one even though it felt a lot slower moving and different from her previous books I ve read This slow burner of a romance feels like a romance for grown folks and it totally is with the heroine, Kayana, being in her late forties and hero, Graeme, being in his early 50s I love mature love and so obviously, I loved this book.The premise is that after her divorce, Kayana has resettled in her quaint small town seaside holiday hometown where she helps her brother run their family restaurant However, her predictable, quiet book loving world is about to change forever with the arrival of some new best bookish best friends in the form of summer visitors with complicated pasts and a mysterious visiting math teacher, who can t seem to take his eyes off of her.Even though this had a strong romantic elements, I m hard pressed to actually call this a romance It swhat publishers categorize as women s fiction or domestic fiction It is a definite slow burn and the author can almost be said to be tedious with the amount of detail she gives about each book Kayana s book club reads or about architecture or design of food, but I enjoyed this style I found the level of description soothing and it s something I ve come to recognize in this author s writing Her in depth analysis of the book club reads in the pages definitely made me want to pick up those classics i haven t read yet Also, I really cared about the friendship Kayana developed with Leah and Ch rie and am really interested in them having books and in exploringof their own stories The romance in this is interracial and that is discussed but the racial difference isn t really a theme of Graeme and Kayana s love story and that felt natural They re both such grown ups that it was normal that they knew what they wanted And I think that theme of mature love of knowing what you want, of not NEEDING the other person, but rather WANTING them in your life because they enhance it, that was really nice to read.This is admittedly not the most excitingly, page turning book It s not one you necessarily breeze through and can t put down It is however the sort of gentle, soothing book that feels like a warm blanket and a comfort and that you can t help but enjoy reading The food in this fed my soul and I really appreciated the recipes at the end I liked this and am looking forward to readingin this series I received a copy of this book from Dafina Books Kensington Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Set On Breathtaking Coates Island, Off The Coast Of North Carolina, Bestselling Author Rochelle Alers New Series Debut Brings Together Three Book Loving Women Whose Summer Will Offer A Chance To Rewrite Their Own Stories For Three Decades, The Seaside Caf Has Served Delicious Meals To Locals And Island Tourists Alike Kayana Johnson Has Moved Home To Help Her Brother Run The Caf And To Nurse Her Wounds Following A Deep Betrayal Between Cooking Favorite Recipes Creole Chicken With Buttermilk Waffles, Her Grandmother S Famous Mac And Cheese And Spending Time Reading, Kayana Is Trying To Embrace A Life Free Of Entanglements, While Staying Open To New Connections After Striking Up Conversation With Two Customers, Kayana Suggests A Summer Book Club Each Week, They Ll Meet On The Patio To Talk About Their Favorite Novels But There Are Plot Twists Awaiting Them In Real Life Too For Schoolteacher Leah, This Two Month Sojourn Is The First Taste Of Freedom She S Had In Her Unhappy Marriage Cherie, Filled With Regret About Her Long Term Affair With A Married Politician, Discovers A Powerful New Passion And Kayana Finds A Kindred Spirit In A Reclusive Visitor Who S Ready To Make His True Identity Known, And Fill This Summer With New Possibilities Praise For The Inheritance The Ambiance And Flavor Of New Orleans Are On Full Display RT Book Reviews, Stars A Novel That Resembles Female Bonding Romance Series Like The Bride Quartet By Nora Roberts Capitalizing On Its Assets The Sensuous Big Easy Setting And The Rarely Encountered Middle Age Romance Kirkus Reviews Leer ✓ Psiconutrición. 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This Summer With New Possibilities Praise For The Inheritance The Ambiance And Flavor Of New Orleans Are On Full Display RT Book Reviews ➿ La araña enamorada Free ➶ Author Blanca Álvarez – Mgiworx.co.uk Stars A Novel That Resembles Female Bonding Romance Series Like The Bride Quartet By Nora Roberts Capitalizing On Its Assets The Sensuous Big Easy Setting And The Rarely Encountered Middle Age Romance Kirkus Reviews This book took me awhile to get into I found the characters to be rather irritating at times because they were so defensive about the smallest things I didn t understand the hostile attitudes from the characters, especially from the book club ladies I did enjoy the book though It was a quick, easy read that would be nice for the summer season I also liked how recipes from the story were included at the end of the book I think readers will enjoy that Overall, it wasn t my favorite book, This book took me awhile to get into I found the characters to be rather irritating at times because they were so defensive about the smallest things I didn t understand the hostile attitudes from the characters, especially from the book club ladies I did enjoy the book though It was a quick, easy read that would be nice for the summer season I also liked how recipes from the story were included at the end of the book I think readers will enjoy that Overall, it wasn t my favorite book, but it also was not the worst book that I ve read Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced digital copy of this book This is such a delightful summer time book The author has created a new series that has every element we love in a summer beach read , This is the first book in what we readers hope will be a ongoing long series This series that has a perfect summer setting, charcters with strong friendships and speaks to the love of books We are introduced to The Seaside Cafe on Coates Island, off the coast of North Carolina, The author has a wonderful way of incorporating all the Southern Charm and beauty This is such a delightful summer time book The author has created a new series that has every element we love in a summer beach read , This is the first book in what we readers hope will be a ongoing long series This series that has a perfect summer setting, charcters with strong friendships and speaks to the love of books We are introduced to The Seaside Cafe on Coates Island, off the coast of North Carolina, The author has a wonderful way of incorporating all the Southern Charm and beauty of the area for her readers The cafe is popular with the locals and has delicious receipes handed down in the Johnson family Kayana has moved home to help her brother manage and run the cafe She is seeking refuge and needs to start her life over She hopes to spend time reading her beloved books, cooking her Grandmother s receipes and recover She is friendly and enjoys talking to her customers who she strikes up conversations with Soon Kayana wants to start a new book club with two women who enjoy sharing their love of books Kayana and her new friends soon strike up strong friendships as only women can do As they share their books they also share their lives They grow closer and share their secrets , hopes and dreams Soon each woman is supported by the group and their love of books brings them to a wonderful new friendship Kayana has a new romance at the same time that does not seem smart or a good fit for her and I imagine she will move on quickly in the next book There are sex scenes that some may find offensive and are easy enough to skip through as they add nothing to the book I loved this book as the perfect summer read that leaves the reader feeling uplifted by the friendships, the books shared and the wonderful setting I highly recommend this book for your reading enjoyment I wanted to read the Seaside Cafe because the premise is one I love in books women reinventing their lives, food, coastal living and North Carolina Unfortunately the book left me underwhelmed and I attribute it to one reason the story felt fragmented I was not able to connect with it and considered it not finishing it, but I decided to keep going TheI read, theI kept thinking that the characters interactions felt forced The story had all the elements of a phenomenal first book I wanted to read the Seaside Cafe because the premise is one I love in books women reinventing their lives, food, coastal living and North Carolina Unfortunately the book left me underwhelmed and I attribute it to one reason the story felt fragmented I was not able to connect with it and considered it not finishing it, but I decided to keep going TheI read, theI kept thinking that the characters interactions felt forced The story had all the elements of a phenomenal first book in this series I am assuming it will be a series , but it just did not deliver for me First, there is the main character, Kayana Kay , who is running the cafe in Coates Island, NC with her brother After the divorce from a wealthy surgeon Kayana is focused on cooking and her books That is it Until seasonal customers start arriving First there are the two women who share a mutual love of books, and they start a book club However, their interactions were rude and contentious most of the time I kept thinking Why is Kay still talking to them Then there is her interaction with her own brother, which was so odd because it did not feel genuine Their dialogue was ridiculous It felt like they were two strangers talking But the oddest relationship is that of Kay and her main romantic interest This man has been in love with her for a few years but she has never noticed although everyone else has At first she isn t really interested, but because they love books and movies, they start dating At times, Kay comes across as bitchy when talking to him, as a way to exert she s an independent woman He s is bitchy with her at times too, especially about his dog The most annoying aspect is that it went from no chemistry to sexual in 2.2 seconds and the author expects us to find that believable It was not They had no chemistry whatsoever and the sex scenes just read so clinical I was disappointed that I could not get into it Thank you for the opportunity to review this book, NetGalley and the publisher The Seaside Cafe by Rochelle Alers is the first book in a new series called The Book Club The Seaside Cafe is located on Coates Island off the North Carolina coast The main characters are the three women who join together in a book club, however Kayana Johnson is who the book mostly focuses on Kayana Johnson is one of the owners and cooks at the Seaside Cafe She handles the breakfast shift and then preps all the sides for lunch and dinner She loves reading and since she is two years out of The Seaside Cafe by Rochelle Alers is the first book in a new series called The Book Club The Seaside Cafe is located on Coates Island off the North Carolina coast The main characters are the three women who join together in a book club, however Kayana Johnson is who the book mostly focuses on Kayana Johnson is one of the owners and cooks at the Seaside Cafe She handles the breakfast shift and then preps all the sides for lunch and dinner She loves reading and since she is two years out of her divorce from her social climbing husband, she has plenty of time Two of the summer people she meets are also readers and the three of them decide to start a book club reading classics On top of starting a book club, she also has met a man who interests her, Graeme He seems to be another summer person, but he seems intent on pursuing her and she is open to interest.I liked the premise of the book The cafe and small island sounded like a fun place to vacation I liked Graeme as a character, but wished he had beenupfront at first The three women characters both delighted and rankled me which was surprising I liked two of them as people, but found the outright anger of the third one overdone I do want to read the other books in this series as I expect their back stories will explain a great deal about why they are so prickly The Seaside Cafe by Rochelle Alers was an interesting read.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Net Galley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own For three decades, the Seaside Caf has served delicious meals to locals and island tourists alike Kayana Johnson has moved home to help her brother run the caf and to nurse her wounds following a deep betrayal Between cooking favorite recipes creole chicken with buttermilk waffles, her grandmother s famous mac and cheese and spending time reading, Kayana is trying to embrace a life free of entanglements, while staying open to new connectionsI was really excited to read this book as For three decades, the Seaside Caf has served delicious meals to locals and island tourists alike Kayana Johnson has moved home to help her brother run the caf and to nurse her wounds following a deep betrayal Between cooking favorite recipes creole chicken with buttermilk waffles, her grandmother s famous mac and cheese and spending time reading, Kayana is trying to embrace a life free of entanglements, while staying open to new connectionsI was really excited to read this book as it sounded like my cup of tea The writing grabbed me into the story from the first pages and it was a very engaging story Rochelle is easily able to set a scene through her use of descriptive language Conversations are described in full so you can really grasp a hold of what the characters are trying to express I wasn t able to give this book 5 stars because personally I was a bit out of touch with certain elements of the book If you ve read classic novels like Jane Austin s Pride and Prejudice you probably won t find this to be an issue however The story on the whole is really insightful and does leave you wantingDespite not fully connecting with the characters I wanted to read the story and discover what happens I also found that the ending came too soon and I turned the next page thinking there would be another chapter and was disappointed when I d reached the end All in all a beautifully written book and story and if you love classic novels then I m sure you ll love this to Good book It has two main storylines both centered around Kayana She is a forty six year old woman who returned home to Coates Island two years earlier after divorcing her cheating husband She has found peace and healing in helping her brother run the family caf and spending her free time reading Part of the book is spent on the book club she started with two female customers, Leah and Cherie The other part covers Kayana s unexpected connection with Graeme, a visitor who isthan he a Good book It has two main storylines both centered around Kayana She is a forty six year old woman who returned home to Coates Island two years earlier after divorcing her cheating husband She has found peace and healing in helping her brother run the family caf and spending her free time reading Part of the book is spent on the book club she started with two female customers, Leah and Cherie The other part covers Kayana s unexpected connection with Graeme, a visitor who isthan he appears.The book club aspect was an interesting one A voracious reader herself, Kayana struck up a conversation with Leah about a book she was reading while dining at the caf Kayana proposed that they get together once a week over the summer to talk about what they are reading A second customer, Cherie, was also invited to join All three women have issues in their lives, which color their opinions of the books they read and discuss.I was a bit put off by one of the women, Cherie, who was somewhat abrasive in her interactions She was frequently rude and often seemed angry at everything and everyone Leah also had her moments, especially when dealing with Cherie, leaving Kayana to play peacemaker Though originally meant just to discuss books, the three women found themselves becoming friends and sharing their personal lives Leah is married, but not happily, and the mother of grown twin sons She has stayed in her marriage to provide a stable home for her boys, but living with her husband becomes harder each year She enjoys the freedom of being on the island and contemplates her future Cherie is filled with guilt over her affair with a married man, which makes her defensive in many of her conversations, even if they have nothing to do with her personal life I liked seeing the three women become friends as they shared views on books and life both in general and specifically when it comes to their own situations.The other part of the book was devoted to Kayana s developing relationship with Graeme He has come to the island during the summer for a couple of years and was drawn to Kayana from the beginning, though she didn t take any particular notice of him However, this summer something changes, and Kayana does take note of him She s not too happy about it as she was burned by her cheating husband and has no intention of getting involved with another man His betrayal of her trust made her wary of letting another man close Graeme is a widower of several years who was burned by a spoiled wife He carries a load of guilt because of the argument he had with her shortly before her death Besides being a math teacher, he is also a bestselling author, though that part of his life is a well guarded secret There are sparks between Kayana and Graeme though Kayana is initially reluctant to acknowledge them Graeme isinterested but is also patient enough to give Kayana time to get used to the idea I liked seeing their friendship grow I loved their cooking lessons, which were fun and relaxing I enjoyed seeing them grow closer, and the attraction between them becomes stronger Kayana doesn t look forward to the end of the summer when Graeme will go back to his teaching job But he hasn t been forthcoming about his plans, and when she finds out about them, she feels betrayed I liked that both Kayana and Graeme are mature enough not to make too big a drama out of the issue Graeme gives Kayana the space she needs to process what she learned, and Kayana doesn t write off their relationship I liked the ending and seeing them come back together.I m looking forward to the next book in the series and learningabout Leah and Cherie Took me awhile to get into this book But, when I kept reading, I found myself enjoying the story lineand also the interactions between the characters Basically, it s a story about 3 completely different women meeting up by chance They decide to start to start a book club group with just the 3 of them which then gets them involved in each other s backstory During their book club meetings, they learn about each other and their current problems as well as past problems.I really enjoyed th Took me awhile to get into this book But, when I kept reading, I found myself enjoying the story lineand also the interactions between the characters Basically, it s a story about 3 completely different women meeting up by chance They decide to start to start a book club group with just the 3 of them which then gets them involved in each other s backstory During their book club meetings, they learn about each other and their current problems as well as past problems.I really enjoyed the inclusion of all the cooking going on, with the added benefit of the recipes being included in the back of the book I also enjoyed the love for reading aspect.I look forward to reading the next book in the series I want to see where Kayana and Graeme s relationship goes Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion

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