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The Seaside Cafe

(The Book Club #1)

2.75  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Set on breathtaking Coates Island, off the coast of North Carolina, bestselling author Rochelle Alers' new series debut brings together three book-loving women whose summer will offer a chance to rewrite their own stories . . .

For three decades, the Seaside Caf� has served delicious meals to locals and island tourists alike. Kayana Johnson has moved home to help her
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Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by Dafina Books
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Wendy
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Set on an island off the coast of North Carolina, The Seaside Café has been the place to eat for more than 30 years. Kayana has returned there after a divorce, to run the restaurant with her brother. While working, Kayana meets two women who share her love of books and they become unlikely friends in their summer book club. Kayana also spends time with a teacher who has bought a home on the island.

I grew attached to Kayanas character. I felt that she was thoughtful and well developed as a
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Michelle
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kindly received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Liked: food descriptions (the recipes at the end were a nice touch), the love of reading bringing friends and lovers together
Disliked: Dialogue felt stiff/formal, I wasn't particularly taken with any of the characters (and it seemed like one character was always mad/being short with another character)
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Rochelle Alers was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, where she raised. She obtained degrees in Sociology and Psychology, before started to work. She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling. She has traveled to countries in North, Central and South America, and Europe. She is also in accomplished in ...more

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