The Strawberry Hearts Diner by Carolyn Brown

The Strawberry Hearts Diner

Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson’s plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke—along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager—and the lure of the diner’s beloved straw...

Details The Strawberry Hearts Diner

TitleThe Strawberry Hearts Diner
Release DateJul 18th, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews The Strawberry Hearts Diner

  • Carrie
    Seventy year old Nettie and forty year old Vicky are co-owners of the Strawberry Hearts Diner in the small town of Pick, Texas. Just when the ladies are wishing that they had more help in the diner Jancy Wilson finds herself in the parking lot with her old beat up car going up into flames. Jancy had just planned on visiting her grandmother's grave in the small town but with little cash and no way out of town she spies the help wanted sign. Jancy ...
  • Lady Heather
    Publication Date: July 18, 20174 stars! This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it.It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the author's voice but once I did, the story flowed very smoothly for me.The story centres around 4 strong, independent women who are all related either by blood or friendship. All these women are at different ages and different stages in their life, living in the small town of Pick, Texas....
  • Irene Sim
    This was not what I expected. RTC
  • Sophia
    A life-weary woman breaks down in a small town she meant to pass on through, a help wanted sign brings her to a special diner that may just feed her soul. Another Texas small town story with a bit a humor and a whole lot of country-loving heart to enough.First of all, word of caution, do not read this one while hungry. The strawberry tarts and down home cooking at the diner will have you salivating. It sure did me.This is a gently-paced character...
  • Sarah
    3 StarsI adore Carolyn Brown as an author, but I have to say that this isn't my favorite.It was a cute and sweet story, and I liked the characters a lot; but I just felt that there wasn't nearly enough conflict.There are a few different story lines going on. Jancy's past and her relationship with Shane; Emily and Rider's relationship; and a con-man shows up in town to try and buy it. All made the trappings for a great story, but any conflict that...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    This book was all these tarts are awesome, the best ever and oh my I am drooling! I need to try those strawberry tarts. My mouth was watering through out the entire book.Jancy has no one and then she gets stranded in her gran's hometown. Poor thing, she only meant to visit the grave and then she is there, no money, no car, nothing to her name. But this is a C Brown book and that means a lovely small town where people are friendly. She gets a job,...
  • AWB
    DNF I'm pretty sure I already know how this book ends... and I've read 23%. This book is so sugary sweet my teeth hurt. It's literally so sweet, I lost interest. Completely. I can't force myself to keep reading it. I've given it multiple shots, and I just don't care. Maybe someday I'll try again. But for now, I'm moving on.
  • Heidi
    Three and a half stars: A sweet, down home romance. Perfect for when you need something light and cozy. Jancy is trying to make it to Louisiana on a wing and a prayer. After a quick stop in Pick, Texas, to visit her grandmother’s grave, Jancy puts on her lucky cap and prays her car will make the final stretch. Unfortunately, the car breaks down and burns up right in front of the Strawberry Hearts Diner in Pick. Luckily, Nettie and Vickie are in...
  • Christine Nolfi
    A sweet small-town saga with well-drawn characters. Add this to your light reading list.
  • Clare O'Beara
    This is a modern Texan small-town story, the kind of town so small there are not even any takers for jobs. In a more down to earth version of Steel Magnolias, we spend time with a young lady passing through Pick, whose car chooses that spot to go on fire, and who is offered a job waitressing at the Strawberry Hearts Diner. Jancy already knows some of the good folks in Pick, since her grandma lived and died there, and this means Vicky and Nettie a...
  • Kristina
    Sweet, Feel Good StoryI loved the small town story and down to earth characters. Nancy and Shane were adorable, as were all the others. This was an engaging story without the heavy angst, and it left me feeling light and happy. I’ll definitely check out more from this author.
  • Emmy
    **2.75**What the hell happened with Carlton Wolfe? That whole plot just...ended? Everything kind of happened a little too quickly for my taste. But I guess that was the whole point about small towns?
  • Kelly
    Y'all, after finishing this lovely audio book I want to live in Pick Texas and hang out at the diner have burger basket and a strawberry tart. This is a sweet story that carries you away from the ugliness that the world can bring.
  • Cali Jewel
    Quirky, sweet, fun and emotionally upbeat small town romantic journey learning about oneself and the possibility of planting roots after only ever knowing a rooming lifestyle. Jancy Wilson is a sweetly sassy young woman down on her luck, broke down is the small town of Pick, Texas out front of The Strawberry Hearts Diner she remembers from the brief time her parents and her lived here. Raised by parents that refused to stay anyone place very long...
  • Agatha Donkar
    Full disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via GoodReads' First Reads program in exchange for an honest review.I don't read romance novels expecting to get any kind of revelatory storytelling, I read them because they're comforting. In an increasingly frustrating, frightening, sad world, romance novels make me feel like everything is going to be okay. Carolyn Brown's books are predictable, but in the best way. The comforti...
  • Dixie
    How have I not read Carolyn Brown before now? I loved the small town vibe and the delightfully quirky characters. Everybody knows everybody else's business and uses that knowledge to help each other along, usually in the best possible way. Folks stand together against a threat from outside the community. Friendships are strong and unexpected love (and its consequences) is cherished. I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publi...
  • Nanci Schenkein
    A small town wonderThis is a charming book about a small town in Texas and his inhabitants. The main character Jancy is a young woman, at the end of her rope who by accident finds herself back in one of the many places she lived as a child. It soothes her soul, saves her financially and gives her a new purpose in life with really wonderful people.It is sweet and gentle, with vivid description of the characters, the businesses and the hearts of th...
  • Ginette
    A sweet read
  • Shaun
    This vanilla romance is sweet as saccharine and totally forgettable. It does not stand out from the crowd in any way. It was cute and nice and well written... but if you ask me, in a month, what I thought of it, I probably won't remember a thing about it.
  • Sharlene
    I loved this women's fiction book that was about family and family of the heart, a small town sticking together, and budding romances between several couples. The great thing about reading a Carolyn Brown book is that you don't have to go through major dark moments, even though there is certainly some turmoil. But overall, I could read this book and be confident all would work out in the end. I loved each of the characters and how they related to...
  • Pam Nelson
    5 The Strawberry Hearts Diner Stars- ❤ Audible Review HERE ❤I don’t know what I expected when I picked up this book but I am go glad I did. Jancy finds herself right where she needs to be, and surrounded by people who just want to help her. But she needs to find this out on her own. Nettie and Vicky own The Strawberry Hearts Diner and when Jancy needs a job they are more than happy to let her in. I think they needed her as much as she neede...
  • Whitley
    I have been very down lately and a friend recommended this as an antidote. I have to admit that I usually read much heavier stuff, as you can see from my reading list, but I just really enjoyed this lovely book. I wish that I could head off to Pick, Texas and eat a strawberry tart at the diner. As I grew up in San Antonio and in rural Texas, Carolyn Brown's characters spoke to me with the gentle eloquence and humility of people I know and love. I...
  • Melissa mckim
    this is a story that takes place in a tiny town in Pick Texas I love small town story's being a small town women myself. I want to hear more about the characters Jancy and Shane. my favorite characters in the story is Jancy ,because she's a strong women and stands up for herself. she makes it fun to read but love all the characters in the story. I didn't want to put it down. you will love this story it comes out July,18th it is stand alone. it wa...
  • Suranjana
    This book has been a very cozy and comfortable reading for me. At this time of the year - meaning November, December and January - I like to read positive stories which make me feel good so that I can end my year on a happy note and begin my year on a happy note. Plus I love the Christmas spirit. And I want my reading to amplify it. I know it might sound silly or naive, but it is the way I like to do things. So this book fits the bill. The story ...
  • Jackie
    Book Info Paperback, 286 pagesExpected publication: July 18th 2017 by Montlake RomanceISBN 1477848762 (ISBN13: 9781477848760)Edition Language EnglishOther Editions (3)Source:Netgalley EARCBuy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson’s plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke—along with her last-ditch hope of staying w...
  • Book Lover
    This is a small town, clean romance, easy read. There are actually 4 romances going on in this story. Pick, Texas is a small, community oriented town where everybody knows everybody’s business and history. Jancy spent two of her teenage years in Pick. Her dad had wanderlust and they moved around frequently. Both her parents are gone now. She hasn’t had an easy life but she’s trying to pick up the pieces and start over. She has stopped in Pi...
  • Aly
    Make sure you have a provision of strawberry cause you're gonna want to eat it ;pWelcome to Pick, Texas, in a little café called the Stawberry Hearts Diner, where three generation of women will serve you breakfast and the latest news in town. Vicky, 40, and Nettie, 70, are happy to have Emily(Vicky's twenty-one years old daughter) in town for the summer. But what is she hiding ? And Emily is not the only new helper.Trouble car bring Jancy to the...
  • Isha Coleman
    You can't read a Carolyn Brown novel without getting attached. Her characters have a way of thawing out the coldest heart. The Strawberry Hearts Diner is another inspirational tale that worms it's way into the heart and makes a reader take notice. Jancy is a wanderer. She seems to have wanderlust in her blood, but her reality is much different. She longs to settle down and make a home for herself, permanently. Yet, circumstances continue to make ...
  • Emma
    only just ok = 2.5* (but nothing really wrong so rounded up)Set in the small town of Pick, Texas this is fairly standard Carolyn Brown. But I would say one of her lesser offerings. It seemed to me the story lacked focus. Is it about Jancey Wilson and how she finds a home and love in her former town? Is it about the relationship between Nettie, Vicky, Jancey, and Emily? Is it about the town of Pick? There is also a lack of tension which would be f...
  • Janet
    Are there any editors left in publishing?Between the poor grammar and misspellings and inconsistencies and lack of continuity I was ready to pitch my chick lit out the window. I did not. It's a library book.I loved Carolyn Brown's Cadillac Texas series and was looking for more of the same in Pick, Texas. Her characters were pretty nice, (would like to know some folks like these), but the story was just too sweet and not because of Nettie's tarts....