The Late Bloomers Club by Louise Miller
My review: 3.5 of 5 stars
Set in Guthrie, Vermont and centered around two sisters, The Late Bloomers’ Club is largely about finding your true calling and sense of self a bit later in life. While this novel has small-time charm, it approaches the characters with a more liberal attitude than the more conservative At Home in Mitford (which is the book someone compared this to when recommending it to me). I liked the town well-enough as well as most of the characters, but I was disappointed that the writer chose to include foul language and blatant references to sex. When I think small-town novels, I think cozy and sweet and something I could give to my mother-in-law. The baking and the diner and the sense of community worked for a cozy novel, but the other elements I mentioned soured it a bit. It’s not a bad book, just not what I was expecting. Nevertheless, I read it in one or two sittings and liked it overall.
Please note: In accordance with FTC guidelines, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
“Why is it that people from the city think that money can solve all problems?” (p. 53)
“Change was inevitable. But that didn’t mean that I welcomed it” (p. 85).
“I had always thought that mornings were a time to take things in, so you would have something to savor later” (p. 212).