Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson s plan Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke along with her last ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years sheBeing broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson s plan Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke along with her last ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager and the lure of the diner s beloved strawberry tarts are enough to draw her in and plant her feet but only temporarily.Raised by parents who refused to settle anywhere for long, Jancy has never known what it is to have roots Now that Jancy s swept up by the warmth and character of this quirky little community and by the pull of an old crush it s beginning to feel like home She s making friends and even discovering the sweetness of falling in love But when the town is threatened, Jancy knows it will take than its legendary tarts to save it Can she fight for this little Texas town knowing she might not stay forever
The Strawberry Hearts Diner Being broke unemployed and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick Texas was not part of Jancy Wilson s plan Yet here she is watching her car literally go up in smoke along with her last ditch hop
Seventy year old Nettie and forty year old Vicky are co owners of the Strawberry Hearts Diner in the small town of Pick, Texas Just when the ladies are wishing that they had help in the diner Jancy Wilson finds herself in the parking lot with her old beat up car going up into flames Jancy had just planned on visiting her grandmother s grave in the small town but with little cash and no way out of town she spies the help wanted sign Jancy finds herself waiting tables in the diner and planning on [...]
Publication Date July 18, 20174 stars This is the first book I ve read by this author and I really enjoyed it.It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the author s voice but once I did, the story flowed very smoothly for me.The story centres around 4 strong, independent women who are all related either by blood or friendship All these women are at different ages and different stages in their life, living in the small town of Pick, Texas.It s a story of family and friendship, learning to tr [...]
This was not what I expected RTC
A life weary woman breaks down in a small town she meant to pass on through, a help wanted sign brings her to a special diner that may just feed her soul Another Texas small town story with a bit a humor and a whole lot of country loving heart to enough.First of all, word of caution, do not read this one while hungry The strawberry tarts and down home cooking at the diner will have you salivating It sure did me.This is a gently paced character driven plot that focuses on the lives of four women [...]
3 StarsI adore Carolyn Brown as an author, but I have to say that this isn t my favorite.It was a cute and sweet story, and I liked the characters a lot but I just felt that there wasn t nearly enough conflict.There are a few different story lines going on Jancy s past and her relationship with Shane Emily and Rider s relationship and a con man shows up in town to try and buy it All made the trappings for a great story, but any conflict that should have been there were quickly dealt with It was [...]
This book was all these tarts are awesome, the best ever and oh my I am drooling I need to try those strawberry tarts My mouth was watering through out the entire book.Jancy has no one and then she gets stranded in her gran s hometown Poor thing, she only meant to visit the grave and then she is there, no money, no car, nothing to her name But this is a C Brown book and that means a lovely small town where people are friendly She gets a job, she gets a place to sleep There are some great people [...]
Three and a half stars A sweet, down home romance Perfect for when you need something light and cozy Jancy is trying to make it to Louisiana on a wing and a prayer After a quick stop in Pick, Texas, to visit her grandmother s grave, Jancy puts on her lucky cap and prays her car will make the final stretch Unfortunately, the car breaks down and burns up right in front of the Strawberry Hearts Diner in Pick Luckily, Nettie and Vickie are in desperate need of a waitress, so they hire Jancy on the s [...]
DNF I m pretty sure I already know how this book ends and I ve read 23% This book is so sugary sweet my teeth hurt It s literally so sweet, I lost interest Completely I can t force myself to keep reading it I ve given it multiple shots, and I just don t care Maybe someday I ll try again But for now, I m moving on.
A sweet small town saga with well drawn characters Add this to your light reading list.
This is a modern Texan small town story, the kind of town so small there are not even any takers for jobs In a down to earth version of Steel Magnolias, we spend time with a young lady passing through Pick, whose car chooses that spot to go on fire, and who is offered a job waitressing at the Strawberry Hearts Diner Jancy already knows some of the good folks in Pick, since her grandma lived and died there, and this means Vicky and Nettie are happy to hire her and give her a room Just like our h [...]
Sweet, Feel Good StoryI loved the small town story and down to earth characters Nancy and Shane were adorable, as were all the others This was an engaging story without the heavy angst, and it left me feeling light and happy I ll definitely check out from this author.
2.75 What the hell happened with Carlton Wolfe That whole plot justended Everything kind of happened a little too quickly for my taste But I guess that was the whole point about small towns
Y all, after finishing this lovely audio book I want to live in Pick Texas and hang out at the diner have burger basket and a strawberry tart This is a sweet story that carries you away from the ugliness that the world can bring.
Quirky, sweet, fun and emotionally upbeat small town romantic journey learning about oneself and the possibility of planting roots after only ever knowing a rooming lifestyle Jancy Wilson is a sweetly sassy young woman down on her luck, broke down is the small town of Pick, Texas out front of The Strawberry Hearts Diner she remembers from the brief time her parents and her lived here Raised by parents that refused to stay anyone place very long she is surprised to find that her original plan of [...]
Full disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher via GoodReads First Reads program in exchange for an honest review.I don t read romance novels expecting to get any kind of revelatory storytelling, I read them because they re comforting In an increasingly frustrating, frightening, sad world, romance novels make me feel like everything is going to be okay Carolyn Brown s books are predictable, but in the best way The comforting way And this one was just what I needed.
How have I not read Carolyn Brown before now I loved the small town vibe and the delightfully quirky characters Everybody knows everybody else s business and uses that knowledge to help each other along, usually in the best possible way Folks stand together against a threat from outside the community Friendships are strong and unexpected love and its consequences is cherished I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley and I offer my opinion in response If [...]
A small town wonderThis is a charming book about a small town in Texas and his inhabitants The main character Jancy is a young woman, at the end of her rope who by accident finds herself back in one of the many places she lived as a child It soothes her soul, saves her financially and gives her a new purpose in life with really wonderful people.It is sweet and gentle, with vivid description of the characters, the businesses and the hearts of the people.Their willingness to help each other and st [...]
A sweet read
This vanilla romance is sweet as saccharine and totally forgettable It does not stand out from the crowd in any way It was cute and nice and well written but if you ask me, in a month, what I thought of it, I probably won t remember a thing about it.
I loved this women s fiction book that was about family and family of the heart, a small town sticking together, and budding romances between several couples The great thing about reading a Carolyn Brown book is that you don t have to go through major dark moments, even though there is certainly some turmoil But overall, I could read this book and be confident all would work out in the end I loved each of the characters and how they related to each other and grew to respect and love each other, [...]
5 The Strawberry Hearts Diner Stars Audible Review HERE I don t know what I expected when I picked up this book but I am go glad I did Jancy finds herself right where she needs to be, and surrounded by people who just want to help her But she needs to find this out on her own Nettie and Vicky own The Strawberry Hearts Diner and when Jancy needs a job they are than happy to let her in I think they needed her as much as she needed them and Vicky s daughter Emily comes home she and Jancy become fa [...]
I have been very down lately and a friend recommended this as an antidote I have to admit that I usually read much heavier stuff, as you can see from my reading list, but I just really enjoyed this lovely book I wish that I could head off to Pick, Texas and eat a strawberry tart at the diner As I grew up in San Antonio and in rural Texas, Carolyn Brown s characters spoke to me with the gentle eloquence and humility of people I know and love It lifted the black shroud of depression for a little w [...]
this is a story that takes place in a tiny town in Pick Texas I love small town story s being a small town women myself I want to hear about the characters Jancy and Shane my favorite characters in the story is Jancy ,because she s a strong women and stands up for herself she makes it fun to read but love all the characters in the story I didn t want to put it down you will love this story it comes out July,18th it is stand alone it was easy to get to didn t want to put it down
This book has been a very cozy and comfortable reading for me At this time of the year meaning November, December and January I like to read positive stories which make me feel good so that I can end my year on a happy note and begin my year on a happy note Plus I love the Christmas spirit And I want my reading to amplify it I know it might sound silly or naive, but it is the way I like to do things So this book fits the bill The story is not a romance but Women s fiction The author kept it ligh [...]
Book InfoPaperback, 286 pagesExpected publication July 18th 2017 by Montlake RomanceISBN 1477848762 ISBN13 9781477848760 Edition Language EnglishOther Editions 3 Source Netgalley EARCBuy book fromBNBOOK BLURBBeing broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson s plan Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke along with her last ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the [...]
This is a small town, clean romance, easy read There are actually 4 romances going on in this story Pick, Texas is a small, community oriented town where everybody knows everybody s business and history Jancy spent two of her teenage years in Pick Her dad had wanderlust and they moved around frequently Both her parents are gone now She hasn t had an easy life but she s trying to pick up the pieces and start over She has stopped in Pick to visit her granny s grave and is on her way out of town wh [...]
Make sure you have a provision of strawberry cause you re gonna want to eat it pWelcome to Pick, Texas, in a little caf called the Stawberry Hearts Diner, where three generation of women will serve you breakfast and the latest news in town Vicky, 40, and Nettie, 70, are happy to have Emily Vicky s twenty one years old daughter in town for the summer But what is she hiding And Emily is not the only new helper.Trouble car bring Jancy to the parking of the Strawberry Hearts Diner She lived in Pick [...]
You can t read a Carolyn Brown novel without getting attached Her characters have a way of thawing out the coldest heart The Strawberry Hearts Diner is another inspirational tale that worms it s way into the heart and makes a reader take notice Jancy is a wanderer She seems to have wanderlust in her blood, but her reality is much different She longs to settle down and make a home for herself, permanently Yet, circumstances continue to make that goal hard to achieve When an unexpected turn of eve [...]
only just ok 2.5 but nothing really wrong so rounded up Set in the small town of Pick, Texas this is fairly standard Carolyn Brown But I would say one of her lesser offerings It seemed to me the story lacked focus Is it about Jancey Wilson and how she finds a home and love in her former town Is it about the relationship between Nettie, Vicky, Jancey, and Emily Is it about the town of Pick There is also a lack of tension which would be fine except for the rather ridiculous inclusion of the scam a [...]
Are there any editors left in publishing Between the poor grammar and misspellings and inconsistencies and lack of continuity I was ready to pitch my chick lit out the window I did not It s a library book.I loved Carolyn Brown s Cadillac Texas series and was looking for of the same in Pick, Texas Her characters were pretty nice, would like to know some folks like these , but the story was just too sweet and not because of Nettie s tarts If you like to see Happily Ever After coming from a mile a [...]