on July 21, 2020
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (July 21, 2020)
On Sale: 07/21/2020
Praise for Heather Webber’s MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE “Full of family secrets, undeniable charm and that particular touch of magic so often found in the South, MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE is a heartfelt and redemptive tale of a daughter looking to move forward in the place her mother couldn’t wait to leave behind. Heather Webber creates a town as dynamic and real as her characters—and a story so compelling that it will stay on readers’ minds long after the final page. I savored every word.” —Kristy Woodson Harvey, national bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple“Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is an enchanting gem of a novel, brimming with charming characters, heartwarming connections, old secrets, and a southern setting that makes you want to move there. As refreshing as a glass of blackberry tea, this is truly magical realism at its best!” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author“Family, fate, and magic intertwine in this endearing Southern tale of long-held secrets, homemade pie, and building one’s future from the remains of the past. A tantalizing, delicious delight, through and through. Heather Webber writes with so much detail and imagination that I’ll be craving some Blackbird Cafe pie—and the comfort that comes with it—for a long time to come.” —Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie and The Sweetness of Forgetting
Blue Bishop has a knack for finding lost things. While growing up in charming small-town Buttonwood, Alabama, she’s happened across lost wallets, jewelry, pets, her wandering neighbor, and sometimes, trouble. No one is more surprised than Blue, however, when she comes across an abandoned newborn baby in the woods, just south of a very special buttonwood tree.
Sarah Grace Landreneau Fulton is at a crossroads. She has always tried so hard to do the right thing, but her own mother would disown her if she ever learned half of Sarah Grace’s secrets.
The unexpected discovery of the newborn baby girl will alter Blue’s and Sarah Grace’s lives forever. Both women must fight for what they truly want in life and for who they love. In doing so, they uncover long-held secrets that reveal exactly who they really are–and what they’re willing to sacrifice in the name of family.
HEATHER WEBBER is the national bestselling author of more than thirty novels–including Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe, the Lucy Valentine novels, and the Nina Quinn Mysteries–and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She loves to spend time with her family, read, drink too much coffee and tea, birdwatch, crochet, watch cooking competition and home improvement shows, crochet, and bake. Heather lives in southwestern Ohio and is hard at work on her next book.
- What is on your nightstand?
At this exact moment on my nightstand there is a lamp, a coaster, a nightlight jar that holds a strand of fireflies that light up, an oil painting of ducks my daughter painted, my Kindle, a pair of reading glasses, a dryer sheet, three bobby pins, two pens, a tube of Blistex, a stuffed Psyduck, and a small ceramic bowl with safety pins and a pair of earrings. Hm. I should probably tidy up a bit.
- What author would you totally fan?
Jane Austen. Oh, to sit and have tea with her.
- What makes you cringe?
Lots of things, but snapping fingers is high up there on the list.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I go with the flow until about a third through the book, then obsessively plot.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Little! I use it a ton in my books.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals! We haven’t had any pets for a few years, but we do have a backyard squirrel that visits every so often for a (raw) peanut. (Pic attached)