The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1) by Mary Ellen Taylor

Into the Wild

Read The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1) Online Free - Life can turn on a dime. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. People die or move away. Investments go south. Affairs end. Loved ones betray us...Stuff happens.

Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family’s store, The Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a “real” McCrae since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters.

Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason bequeaths Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.

What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life, and a chance to begin again with the courage and desire she thought she lost for good.

Title : The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1)
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ISBN : 0425259692
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

February 03, 2013

This was an interesting story idea, and the author obviously knows a great deal about the bakery business. The emotions that Daisy, the main character, experienced as a result of being an adult who was adopted as a child, such as rejection, not fitting in, etc., seem very well done. I have an adu...

Judy rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2015

Union Street Bakery was my first book by Mary Ellen Taylor and it was divine! I have already purchased Sweet Expectations (#2 in the series). First, the covers are a huge draw –you find yourself smelling the heavenly aromas of the bakery and the desire to stroll the quaint shops and tree lined...

Jeanne rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

On the front of the book you can read "The life you want might not be the life you need...". Just that sentence interested me to try this book and it was worth it. Mary Ellen Taylor takes a family and makes one care about them. And even better this wasn't a perfect family...a certain amount snark...

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2014

Four and a half stars. Daisy McRae is finding life hard. She has lost her well-paying job and her boyfriend Gordon and moved back to the attic above her family’s bakery to help out since the family business is in trouble. Add to this, Daisy’s own feelings about having been abandoned at the bakery...

Melodie rated it ★★★★☆

August 06, 2013

The Union Street Bakery in Old Town, Virginia has been in the McCrae family for 150 years.And it is teetering on the brink of financial ruin when Daisy McCrae comes back home from Washington D.C. Her life is a shambling mix of lost job,lost love and a conviction that nothing good lasts forever....

Peggie rated it ★★★★☆

August 29, 2013

This is a rather complex story of a woman who has never recovered from an early childhood trauma, despite the love of family. Slowly, through a very complicated story, she appears to come to terms with her life and recognizes her blessings. Family relationships and personal growth are important t...

Marleen rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 03, 2013

The old diary belonging to Susie who wrote it around 1852 and that Daisy receives from the 99-year old Mabel was the best part of this book. Other than that, it was a rather average contemporary tale about a 30-something woman who reconnects with her family and tries to find her path in life. The...

Courtney rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 03, 2013

The story seemed promising, but I had two main issues. One, I didn't see the need for the casual profanity. It didn't really fit with what I thought the characters would actually say. Two, the story got complicated when they began to trace their lineage and was difficult to follow (making me care...

Louise rated it ★★★★☆

March 18, 2013

Story Description: Berkley Trade|February 5, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-425-25969-6 Life can turn on a dime. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. People die or move away. Investments go south. Affairs end. Loved ones betray us…Stuff happens. Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters....

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2017

A pleasant read about family --what defines a family? Is it biology or facts? I could identify with Daisy about not being thrilled to work in a family business, though it wasn't a bakery and I wasn't downsized. In the end, I am glad I made the choice to help when it was needed. It is set in Alexa...

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