The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

Flora works at a law office and lives in cramped London apartment, seeking to escape her childhood memories of farming on a small, cold Scottish island. Mure is a place that now only holds flashbacks of her mother who passed away, the awful thing she said to her father at the funeral, and the trapped…

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses

An engaged New York lawyer visits her grandmother’s hometown in Maine to deliver a letter to her grandmother’s high school sweetheart. But an unwise walk down a decrepit dock leads her to nearly drown, until a local handyman jumps in and saves her. Her sudden outburst of thankfulness with a kiss finds its way into…

Divine Connection by Amy Lyon

In Barefoot Bay, Sara has just lost her husband and her father and decides to create a new life for herself in Mimosa Key, where her cousin Andi found love and is now about to be married. Andi and the cute landlord, Jackson, have renovated his father’s former fish bait shop into a cute cottage…

The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton

The small town of Sweet Bay, Alabama hides a house where Sara grew up with an embarrassingly eccentric grandmother named Mags, and all of her hippie friends who’d stayed on since the sixties. Sara escaped to a life in New Orleans with a shop of elegant knick knacks as soon as she could, and missed…

The Light in Summer by Mary McNear

Billy Harper is a single mother and the head librarian in the town of Butternut Lake. Merely trying to survive the onset of her son’s adolescence, Billy frequently copes by talking to her labrador, Murphy, on the back porch, with a glass of wine and a Jane Austen novel. Her son Luke has never met…

The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan is the perfect retreat for anyone who’s ever worked their hardest and failed anyway. Polly and her former boyfriend Chris did everything they could to keep his graphic design business alive, and Polly is exhausted, from working so hard to save the business, and to uplift a a…

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Issy’s grandfather once owned a great bakery and taught her the precise way to create perfect bread crusts, crumbly scones, and anything else he baked up. But now, many years later, Issy bakes only for her coworkers in the law firm she works for, and her grandfather has been placed in assisted living because of…

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

A young girl named Frances is relocated to her mother’s hometown in England during the first world war. Little does she realize, this event will change her life and affect her entire country. Frances loves playing by the stream in the woods behind her aunt’s house, sometimes with her older cousin Elsie, but typically alone….

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Nina was just let go from her job as a librarian in the city, where they want young college grads who know more about marketing than finding the perfect book for readers, as Nina does. So she purchases a decrepit white van from man in a tiny town in Scotland, and discovers that the landscape…

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

On the shores of Scotland is a sea house where two tales unravel. Ruth, who is renovating the house, and hiding from her past and found another: mermaid bones buried beneath the floorboards. Ruth’s mother drowned when her daughter was very young, leaving her orphaned. In an attempt to find a piece of her family…

The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip

Periwinkle’s father disappeared in his little row boat out to sea, an event which also caused her mother to lose both heart and mind to the sea. Though only a maid at the local inn, Peri decides to try hexing the sea using what she remembers from the elderly witch who abandoned the cottage she…

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

In North Carolina, in the backyard of the Waverly home, there is a magic apple tree that blooms in fall and throws apples at the men that the Waverly women marry. Waverly women are known for each having their own magic abilities as well. Claire Waverly makes delicious foods, including the old family recipe of…