Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Our August/September Selection: Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

Can you believe it's almost fall? We have cycled around again here at Cook the Books Club and I am kicking off our next four selections with a novel, Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber.

I chose this book as it has been languishing on my TBR stack for a couple of years now and I really wanted a push to read it. That push is sharing it with you! 

From the Publisher:

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 avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about. 

As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.

I'm in the mood for something sweet and I'm always in the mood for pie, although it seems like there is other southern food inspiration to be found in the pages too. I look forward to seeing how it inspires us in the kitchen!

The deadline for contributing your post is Thursday, September 30, 2021

As always, Cook the Books is open to anyone. Just pick up the latest selection, read it, and get inspired. Then whip up a dish sparked by your reading and post during by the deadline. For more information and guidelines, click here.

Happy reading and cooking!

Deb, Kahakai Kitchen


Amy said...

THanks for hosting! This was a very enjoyable book! Here's my contribution! https://www.amyscookingadventures.com/2021/08/blackberry-pie.html

Simona Carini said...

Looking forward to reading this book, Deb. Thank you for hosting :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Glad you enjoyed it Amy! Heading to check out your post now!

Thanks, Simona. I hope you enjoy it!

Terri Steffes said...

Thanks for hosting! I am planning on participating, but it might be at the last moment. :)

Claudia said...

Thanks Deb, I really enjoyed this book. My post is up now: https://honeyfromrock.blogspot.com/2021/09/southern-cooking-inspired-by-midnight.html

Marg said...

Thanks for hosting! My post is up now


Deb in Hawaii said...

Terri--don't worry, mine will be last minute too!

Claudia and Marg--thank you for joining in!

Marg, I am sorry I have been blitzed by work the past few weeks but will get over and see your post now!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Mine is up tomorrow: http://eliotseats.com/2021/09/30/blackbird-cafe/

Terri Steffes said...

Here's my post for this selection. I adored this book! https://www.terristeffes.com/2021/09/cook-books-midnight-at-blackbird-cafe.html

Deb in Hawaii said...

Thank you Debra and Terri! You both beat me with your entries! ;-)

Simona Carini said...

Here's my contribution:

Thank you for hosting, Deb :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Thank you Simona!