Monday, June 27, 2022

Love At On Deck Cafe' by Leah Dobrinska

In Mapleton, love takes a village...

Julia Derks loves the small town of Mapleton where she grew up and launched her business, On Deck Café. What Julia doesn’t love is change. So when a smooth-talking stranger arrives with plans to develop the site of Mapleton’s cherished, shuttered paper mill, she doesn’t even try to hide her contempt. First impressions aren’t everything, though…

Samson Baker has never put down roots. He charms people wherever his development firm sends him, and he’s dealt with his share of pushback from communities unable to recognize the value of growth and change. Mapleton is no different. There’s just one problem, and her name is Julia.

As Samson and Julia’s worlds collide, sparks as bright as Mapleton’s Fourth of July Festival fireworks fly—until a damaging secret threatens both their brewing relationship and their livelihoods. With everything they’ve worked for on the line, can Julia and Samson reconcile their differences, save the café, and have a shot at happily ever after?

A heartwarming exploration of community, integrity, and having the courage to change course, even in the face of adversity.

Fans of...

- Enemies to lovers

- Charming, small towns

- Secrets and self discovery

- PG-rated summer romances

...will adore Love at On Deck Café.

♥ Each feel-good book in the Mapleton series is a clean and wholesome, standalone read, but the books are much more fun when enjoyed in order! Book club discussion guides are included at the end of each story. ♥
Pick up your copy here...                                                                                                                                    Love at On Deck Café: A Feel Good, Small Town Romance (A Mapleton Novel): Dobrinska, Leah: 9781737448303: Books

Leah Dobrinska earned her degree in English Literature from UW-Madison and has since worked as a freelance writer, editor, and content marketer. As a kid, she hoped to grow up to be either Nancy Drew or Elizabeth Bennet. Now, she fulfills that dream by writing mysteries and love stories. She's a sucker for a good sentence, a happy ending, and the smell of books—both old and new.

Leah lives out her very own happily ever after in a small Wisconsin town with her husband and their gaggle of kids. When she's not handing out snacks, visiting local parks, and doing projects around the house, Leah enjoys reading and running. Find out more about Leah and connect with her through her newsletter,

My Thoughts...
Small town romances are so much fun. I loved my time in Mapleton. Julie and Samson are the best couple and the ending had me jumping for joy. I cannot wait for more from Dobrinkska. Her writing style is the best.
This is a 4-star must read.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required, and all views expressed are our own.