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
Number of pages288 pages
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Karen
    Quite a story...I love the diner "family"!!!
  • 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...
  • Aimee
    This was a cute book with quirky characters and an interesting small town. There were several different stories going on in this one, all revolving around a popular diner in Pick, Texas. I enjoyed reading about the different characters and loved all the mentions of the delicious food served in the diner. I was really hoping for a recipe of the famous strawberry tarts!This was not a five star book for me because it was so predictable. I knew what ...
  • Pat
    The Strawberry Hearts Diner is in a small town called Pick, Texas. It's been a fixture in this little town for many years. The Strawberry Tarts are know far and wide, as well as the owners Nettie and Vicky. This is a sweet romantic story about second chances and proof that you can go home again! Full review to follow.......on July 21st .......
  • Kim Vanravenswaay
    I loved this small town romance novel. It was like reading a whole series in one book. There were a few love stories being told in The Strawberry Hearts Diner. I got a craving for strawberry desserts and spent some time looking up recipes after reading this book.
  • Book Gannet
    Carolyn Brown is an author who excels at writing warm, strong, believable female relationships – and this book is no different. Jancy is someone who has been on the outside her whole life, but she yearns for the kind of connection that fills the small town of Pick, Texas – and the Strawberry Hearts Diner itself – with warmth and charm. She’s a woman who has been through a lot in her short life, but she’s still strong and steadfast and m...
  • 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...
  • Book Loving Fairy-Blog
    5 StarsI didn’t know how much I needed a book like The Strawberry Hearts Diner right now. This latest sensation by Carolyn Brown is a story about three generations of women dealing with life in a small rural Texas town. I’m from a small Texas town and understand the drama that can be created and the hope in bringing everyone together as a family. Pick, Texas is the setting and home of The Strawberry Hearts Diner. Their famous for their strawb...
  • Jenn
    Jancy Wilson is broke, unemployed and now she's without a car. Her plans of going to stay with her cousin in Louisiana go up in smoke when her car catches fire in the tiny town of Pick, Texas. She notices a Help Wanted sign in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner. She used to live in Pick when she was a teenager and her memories, along with the diner's famous strawberry tarts, draw her in to the diner and into a job. She only wants to...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    Jancy Wilson's had a tough few years since she left Pick, Tx. Her beloved mom died, her wanderlust driven dad died, she's been involved with one too many losers and now all she wants to do is get to Lousianna to start fresh and bunk at a distant cousin's house. Bad luck follow Jancy, though. Right after she stops in Pick to pay a visit to her grandma's grave, her car up and dies right outside of the Strawberry hearts Diner. With no car, no place ...
  • Ionia
    This book is set in a lovely small town in Texas and has such a welcoming atmosphere that it is easy to fall in love with. I liked the way the author had Jancy come into the picture and all the learning and growing she did during her time in Pick the second time around. The characters in this novel are the kind that you wish were real. I wanted to go down to that diner and have a strawberry tart with the local bunch. The feeling of community clos...
  • Millie
    In The Strawberry Hearts Diner, Carolyn Brown takes us to the charming town of Pick, Texas. There we meet the most quirky and loveable characters. Right from page one, she draws you in and keeps you turning the pages. Jancy Wilson never had roots, due to her Father always pulling up stakes and moving them to another town even another state. After Jancy's Mom passed away, ancy sets out on her own. After years of never laying down roots Jancy only ...
  • Patricia
    The Strawberry Hearts Diner was a very heartwarming story! The ladies running the diner were a hoot, and no sooner than they put up the Help Wanted sign, fate stepped in and brought Jancy right past the diner when he car decided to up and die! Jancy was just hoping to stop and see her Gram's grave and then drive on through to Louisiana, but, when she saw the diner, it reminded her of her High School years and the two that she spent living in Pick...
  • Ashley Searcy
    What a sweet and delicious read!Jancy Wilson has found herself stranded in the small town of Pick, Texas after her car has caught fire in the parking lot of the The Strawberry Hearts Diner. Jancy’s original plans for fleeing the Loan Star State are place on hold and she soon takes a job at the very location her car caught fire, The Strawberry Hearts Diner. What is meant to be a two week job to raise enough money to be on her way, Jancy finds wh...
  • Patty Nobles
    Carolyn Brown has done it once again by creating a story that is so carefully scripted that the reader often is unaware that they do not live in Pick, Texas and take their meals at the diner. “Strawberry Hearts Diner” is the heart of Pick, Texas and is owned by Vicki and Nettie and they are awaiting the arrival of Vicki’s daughter Emily from college when they notice a car on fire in their parking lot. Jancy Wilson has had a run of bad luck ...
  • Pamela Devereux
    Complete bookI thoroughly enjoyed this book. From Nettie who is a character to Vicky who is wondering if she will get through summer bad luck. Emily who is Vicky's daughter. Enter Jancy who has had a rough life. Her luck changed when her car caught fire in Pick, TX. Nettie and Vicky took her under their wings. All the while love is in the air. Emily with bad boy Ryder and Shane with Jancy. With all that you have a con man in the mix. Vicky meetin...
  • Vickie
    This is a great Carolyn Brown and it has all a reader can expect from her: small town, great people, and lots of great conversation! For Jancy Wilson, if it wasn't for bad luck she'd have no luck at all. However, her car breaks down in Pick, TX in front of the Strawberry Hearts Diner which just happens to need a waitress! I just loved Nettie and Vicky along with Vicky's daughter Emily and all of them have great stories. But this book is about Jan...
  • Laura
    This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
  • Amary Chapman
    Jancy Wilson's luck was all bad since her mother's death until her car catches fire during a short stop in Pick, Texas to visit her grandmother's grave. That bad piece of luck proved to be the turning point for her and a big blessing for the women who helped her out. A sweet and funny romantic tale spun in the talented mind of Carolyn Brown disappoints ending. I hope there will be more of Pick to come, Vicky and Nettie nee...
    I need to find Pick, TexasI fell in love with the wonderful people that Carolyn brings to life. I will always ask if they have strawberry tarts when I visit a diner. Heartwarming pure and simple!
  • Deann Kachelmeier
    Never disappointes.I'm always excited about reading Carolyns books. There always good for the heart. No matter what's happening in your life it takes you to a place of peace and happiness where the characters feel like good friends.
  • Kim
    Loved it, loved itWow what a great book. I fell in love with Shane from the get go. Can't wait to read the next book in this series. Sure would love a strawberry tart about right now.