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The Late Bloomers' Club

(2018)
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“A downright delightful read. . . [with] everything you want from a small town summer read: sweetness, charm, and a side of romance.” HelloGiggles

A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love


Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars, and she takes great pleasure in knowing exactly what's "the usual." But her life is soon shaken when she discovers she and her free-spirited, younger sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town's beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson.

Kit, an aspiring--and broke--filmmaker thinks her problems are solved when she and Nora find out Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided--some want the opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change--and they aren't afraid to leave their opinions with their tips.

Time is running out, and the sisters need to make a decision soon. But Nora isn't quite ready to let go of the land, complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard and the clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy had. Troubled by the conflicting needs of the town, and confused by her growing feelings towards Elliot, the big-box developer's rep, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on--finding Peggy's missing dog, Freckles.

When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn't always mean giving up your dreams.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Heartwarming, charming and utterly fascinating, The Late Bloomers' Club is a beautifully rendered peek behind the scenes of a small town, its community and its mysteries. I adored this novel." - Patti Callahan Henry

"Written with insight, honesty, and dry wit, The Late Bloomers' Club is as cheery and warming as a campfire, an escape into a world where the cakes are homemade, the summer evenings glimmer with fireflies, and thoughtfulness always triumphs." - Ann Mah


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Louise Miller
ISBN: 1-4328-5330-9 / 978-1-4328-5330-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Miller
ISBN: 1-101-98123-7 / 978-1-101-98123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Miller
ISBN: 1-101-98124-5 / 978-1-101-98124-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club
Author(s): Louise Miller
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club
Author(s): Louise Miller
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Miller
Publisher: Penguin Books
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