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The Late Bloomers' Club
The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel | Louise Miller
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A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small-town's efforts to do right by their community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true love Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars, and she takes great pleasure in knowing exactly what's ?the usual." But her life is soon shaken when she discovers she and her younger, free-spirited sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town's beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson. Kit, an aspiring--and broke--filmmaker needs to generate funding for her latest project, and is particularly keen when they find out Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided--some want the opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change--and they aren't afraid to leave their opinions with their tips. Time is running out, and the sisters need to make a decision soon. But Nora isn't quite ready to let go of the land, complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard and clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy had. Troubled by the conflicting needs of the town, and confused by her growing feelings towards Elliot, the big-box developer, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on--finding Peggy's missing dog, Freckles. When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn't always mean giving up your dreams.
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MaggieCarr
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5☆ The cover has nothing to do with the story so I'm glad a friend told me Louise Miller had a new title out. Just like in 'The City Baker's Guide To County Living' it feels the Gilmore Girls' Stars Hallow, unique festivals, secrets, coming together. Sigh, so good. Gonna go make Burnt Sugar Cake with Maple Frosting now. Yum!

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MaggieCarr
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Pretty excited that a Goat Parade just happened in The Late Bloomers Club.... and ✔ on my November Bookish Bingo Card! 3 for 3 on my November reads so far!

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SheReadsAndWrites
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My twin boys graduated high school yesterday. I am beyond exhausted, as well as proud. Today I am curling up and reading and no one can stop me. 🤓

JennyM Congrats! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations! 6mo
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SheReadsAndWrites
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What's the best way to wait while my truck gets worked on? Read, journal, and sip tea, of course. 🤓

CoverToCoverGirl Love that cover! 7mo
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AmberWB
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I couldn‘t help but think of Gilmore Girls MULTIPLE times while reading this- and for me, that works! 😊 It has quirky characters, a small town, a love interest, a dog, and a happy ending. The comfort food of books.

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Suet624
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I had read too many books in a row that left me feeling run over by a truck. Decided to hunt down this book because she has become my comfort author. The author is a pastry chef in Boston who knows my neck of the Vermont woods very well. She knows about the value that each person contributes to a small town and writes of it in a way that‘s not too syrupy sweet. Both Vermont and kindness are major players in this book. It was a breath of fresh air.

Suet624 If you like the Gilmore Girls I bet you would enjoy this book. 8mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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And unexpectedly wonderful "feel good" book! arriving at this point in her life almost without any pre-planning or thought, just life evolving an aura was along for the ride. Nora seems content with where she is at and what she is doing. It's not until everything is shaken up and turned upside down, and Nora is given the choice to make a change, to reinvent herself, that she realizes that what she really wants most is what she already had. ?

Suet624 I really liked her first book too. 8mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Suet624 , thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check that one out! 8mo
Suet624 I also heard a third book is coming out soon. I‘ve been reading some disturbing books lately. I really appreciate coming up for air and settling down with her books. Plus she writes about the part of Vermont that I live in so I feel as if goodness is possible, at least in my little section of the world. 8mo
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quietjenn
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Such a cozy read, excellent for the season. (But I wish I had a diner nearby!)

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Lauren.Archer
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Next read!

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Jeanne_S
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Sweet

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Lkm
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Mehso-so

It‘s a nice enough story. I was just a bit bored with it. I didn‘t really get into it.

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booksaremyfavorite
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An excellent story of family and small town life!

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Rhondareads
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Today‘s book mail great way to start the week.Looks like a lovely read perfect to take on vacation.💐

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JenniferSBrown
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This book charmed me completely! The turns it takes were surprising and delighted me. A perfect summer read.

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Mrscastro
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Matcha Love! ❤️ Summer! I loved Louise‘s first book The City Baker‘s Guide To Country Living. If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend going out and getting it. Excited to start this book! @LouiseMiller

BookMaven407 Matcha- yummy! 1y
Mrscastro @BookMaven407 Yes! 👅❤️🙌 1y
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Mrscastro
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Summertime! Fresh fruit, ice coffee, Hail Merry snacks & Summer reads! ☀️🥤🍍📚🍪 @LouiseMiller

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Mrscastro
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I was so excited to get this book mail! I loved Louise‘s first novel, The City Baker‘s Guide to Country Living! @LouiseMiller