Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber

Midnight at the Blackbird Café

Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm.Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café.It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avo...


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TitleMidnight at the Blackbird Café
ISBN9781250198600
Author
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherForge Books
GenreFiction, Magical Realism, Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary, Womens Fiction
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Reviews Midnight at the Blackbird Café

  • Marilyn
    1970-01-01
    A Wonderful Book About Family, Friends, Love, a Past and a New FutureMidnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber was a well written book. I was drawn in right from the start. It allowed me to forget about everything else and immerse myself in the lives of the characters in this story. A cozy, comforting feeling surrounded me as I read Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. By the end of the story, I felt like I knew each character and felt a kinshi...
  • Vickie
    1970-01-01
    I love this book. I have been a fan of Heather Blake/Heather Webber for almost ten years. I love her paranormal cozy and gardening cozy series, but this is a whole new kind of love of a story from this author. If you need a comparison to a style or genre for this book, think along the lines of Sarah Addison Allen or Fannie Flagg. It's described as Southern magical realism, but it's also about relationships, forgiveness, hurt, growth, change, comi...
  • Alison
    1970-01-01
    This was one of those books that pulls you in before you even realize it's happened. I started it, thought I liked it fine but didn't love it, kept reading it, and then put it down for a few hours - and my thoughts kept wandering back to it. Turns out I liked it a lot more than I first thought. It seems fitting, almost, given the trajectory and plot of the book, and the recurring theme of the central town taking hold of you and not letting you go...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Can you really leave Wicklow once you have spent time there?Anna Kate came back for her grandmother's funeral and stayed in Wicklow because she was required to spend sixty days there to inherit The Blackbird Cafe. Anna's mother vowed to NEVER return to Wicklow, and Anna finds out why as the days pass.Was her mother wrong, though?The characters all seemed lovable and were folks you would want to have in your life except for a few of them.As you re...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    While in town for her grandmother’s funeral, Anna Kate learns that in order to fully inherit her Granny Zee's Blackbird Café, she must run it for two months. Meanwhile, Natalie, a young widow and mother to a two year daughter, Ollie, has returned to the small, southern town where she grew up and where everybody knows everybody... and their business. Natalie doesn’t get along with her mother but has nowhere else to go. Besides being new to Wi...
  • Laine
    1970-01-01
    In a very small, rather rundown town in the shadows of the mountains in Alabama, there is a flock of blackbirds. But this is no ordinary old town, and these are no ordinary blackbirds. Everyone knows the blackbirds can give guidance, but exactly how does that work? The only person who knew has passed on.In this town, there are two young women, linked by love but divided by hate. Both struggle to find their way through staggering grief and loss, a...
  • Romancebooksandmore
    1970-01-01
    I want to rave about this book, I want to curl up and read it all over again. I want to cry from the warmth and heartbreak, family and friendship of it all. Family, Friends, secrets, feuds, Mystery, Magic, Romance, Past, Present and future all roll together in this amazing book. you are not going to want to put it down. come along with Anna Kate and Natalie as two very different but similar woman come together, both running from past hurts, neith...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a heart-squeezer!! This lovely story about forgiveness, grief, family, and home is set in a small town, filled with southern charm, and a bit of magic!! The characters in this book are unique, quirky, complicated and delightful!! I fell in love with each and every one of them, and all I want to do is sit down and chat with them, eating pie and drinking blackberry tea! This book is guaranteed to make you smile, ma...
  • Vicki
    1970-01-01
    Heather Webber has written has written a beautiful story of loss, betrayal, forgiveness, love and friendship. Within this story there are many layers to the wonderfully developed characters where you come to find the true meaning of family and where home, legacy and love lives. Wicklow AL has a way of taking hold of you once you visit. The Blackbird Cafe is the heart of Wicklow. This story and people in this book work their way and weave themselv...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    This was such a beautiful book and I'm sad that it's over. This book has some of my favorite things; a small town, magic realism, bits of humor, a dash of romance and wonderful characters. The writing was so poignant and the storylines of each character melded together so well. The author did an amazing job of creating a bit of magical feeling in this small town, with the blackbirds and the pies, but also with the characters. This was an emotiona...
  • Chelsie
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this light hearted read. Anna Kate returns to her mother’s home town after her grandmother passes away. She has not been here before and is about to learn the real reasons why. Though what she is afraid will be a few long weeks, until she can get everything buttoned up, turns into quite the adventure of her family history as well as learning what family and home means. Thank you at Bookish for the free book!
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book. It is a very character driven book. Everyone that I met I fell in love with instantly. They were people that I would want to hang out with. Thus, it made for easy reading. After reading this book, I have gained a fond admiration for blackbirds. Yes, there are some magical aspects woven throughout the pages of this story. However, it was not one of the strong focal points of the book. The main focal point for me was the...
  • CR
    1970-01-01
    My Review: This is another one of those books that I just fell in love with. It did have a few issues where I was slightly board in the middle parts. But all in all it was a great movie that I think would work well for the Hallmark Channel. The only other issue I had with this one was the multi POV there were times I felt like I was taken out of a POV before it could totally finish the thought. But in the end it wasn't so bad to make it a bad boo...
  • Angie
    1970-01-01
    Y'all! This is THE best book! It has catapulted to the top of my list of favorites of 2019!Magical realism is my favorite genre, and small southern towns with quirky residents are my favorite settings. This had both - in spades. And if you think you are not a fan of the genre, you just have to give this book a try. I think it will change your mind.A special family heritage, romance, and a 25-yr-old mystery all combine to add to its charm.You will...
  • Kate Grace
    1970-01-01
    I need either a sequel to, or a Hallmark movie-esque adaptation of Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe, like, YESTERDAY. ...OK, the above urgency might be an exaggeration, but my emotional response to the book is real, honest. Despite engaging with themes of loss and grief, Blackbird Cafe serves readers A LOT of charm and comfort. Turning the pages of this book is like sitting down to share a favorite home-cooked meal with loved ones....
  • Elle
    1970-01-01
    * Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *With charming magical realism and a distinct semblance to Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells, Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a wonderful and heartwarming work. The story is emotional and somewhat mysterious, with a fabulous cast of characters that are reminiscent of a gathering in Stars Hollow. ** Full review to come. **
  • Mary Kay
    1970-01-01
    It was more of a “Hallmark movie” type book than I usually read- but it was a sweet story and a pleasant way to spend a snowy day.
  • The Bookend Diner
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Forge Books for gifting me an advanced copy of Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber.Besides Stars Hollow, I don’t think that there is a town that I would love to live in more than Wicklow, Alabama. I fell head over heels in love with Midnight at the Blackbird Café, the town of Wicklow and all of the incredible people that make up this story. I was completely unaware of this book's existence until I stumbled upon it wh...
  • Daniele
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsMIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFÉ is Southern fiction at its best. I have long been a fan of Heather Webber’s cozy mystery series (written under the nom de plume Heather Blake) and could not wait to read her first endeavor into women’s literature. But do not let the “women” category deter you if it is not usually your chosen genre, it is wonderful reading for anyone. It follows the story of Anna Kate, a young woman all set to begin...
  • Susan Beamon
    1970-01-01
    This month our book group Novel Conversations picked culinary stories for our genre. We didn't limit it to just cozy mysteries, where a very great lot of books with food seem to be. I mean, I could have read six culinary mysteries without leaving my house, there are so many available. Instead, I picked this new book.This is one of those women stories where family wounds are found and healed. Anna Kate lived with her mother, a woman who was always...
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    What an enchanting book! I must admit, I was awarded an ARC from the publisher, but it came after I left for a month's vacation. I hated missing out on reading it so much I purchased it from Amazon, and I am so glad I did!Reminiscent of a tale told by Sarah Addison Allen, but somehow softer and sweeter, this book is magical realism and women's fiction at its best. The story of a decades old mystery and death, it explores the lines between family,...
  • Taryn
    1970-01-01
    At the beginning we meet Anna Kate, she has returned to Wicklow, Alabama to bury her much beloved grandmother. Granny Zee owned and ran the Blackbird Cafe and it's now been left in the hands of Anna Kate who has always been a wanderer, she moves from place to place and has never truly settled down. When she learns that putting her grannies estate in order won't be just a simple signing of papers Anna realizes that her life has taken on a differen...
  • Barb
    1970-01-01
    Anna Kate makes what is supposed to be a quick trip to Wicklow, Alabama, to close the Blackbird Café and settle her grandmother Zee's estate so she can attend med school in the fall. She's worked hard to get where she is in life and doesn't need anyone, least of all her father's family, to derail those plans. But even after just a few days, she finds herself drawn to the town and its famous blackbird pie that nobody can stop talking about.I have...
  • Christina Marie Reads
    1970-01-01
    I loved absolutely everything about this book! I love the cover and I confess that I'm a cover buyer - I buy many books based on the cover alone and this one does NOT disappoint! It's a magical, heartwarming book that became an instant favorite for me. I know that I will read this book time and time again... It's a welcome home kind of read that shows the sweet southern hospitality that's found in abundance in the small town of Wicklow, Alabama. ...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Forge Books and BookishFirst for an advance copy for honest review!If you love small town stories, or stories with a food focus, Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a warm, (bitter)sweet combination of the two. Anna Kate has reluctantly come to Wicklow, Alabama to run her grandmother's cafe for two months as a condition of her will, and she has no interest in staying beyond that. Her mother fled the town while pregnant with Anna Kate, and...
  • Valerie
    1970-01-01
    Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is another example of Heather Webber's talent of writing novels with magical realism elements that feel completely believable. This is important for readers like me who enjoy realism far more than fantasy.I was completely captivated with the small town of Wicklow, Alabama and the colorful cast of characters in this novel, some who have lived here many years, others who stayed when they intended to simply pass throug...
  • Darcia Helle
    1970-01-01
    Caution: Reading this book might cause laughter, occasional tears, and intense hunger.I loved this book! I want to move to Wicklow, eat breakfast at the Blackbird Cafe every day, hang out with all the people, and watch the blackbirds at midnight.This is a highly character-driven story, and oh did I love the eclectic cast inhabiting these pages. They're all unique and incredibly well developed. Even the minor characters come alive. These character...
  • Jane
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Forge publisher for this ARC. Just showed up in the mail and I'm glad it did.3.5 stars for me.If you like Southern fiction, this is the one for you. I love the small town feel and how the blackbirds were magical like in bringing back their departed loved ones via dreams by eating blackberry pie. A lot of stories going on in this small town. The characters were wonderful and I loved everyone of them. There were a lot of characters and I ...
  • Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
    1970-01-01
    Evocative. Magical. Heartbreaking. Hopeful.A beautiful novel that will move you to your core. Heather Webber is a fresh voice to women's fiction. You will want to eat this novel up in one sitting but I promise you it is worth taking your time and savoring every bite. Let the story seep into your soul and fulfill you.Fans of Southern fiction will not want to miss this. I am already missing my time at the Blackbird Cafe.I received a complimentary c...