Apr 17, 2013

A to Z - The Owl and Moon Cafe

Welcome to A to Z! This year, I'm highlighting women's fiction books (and probably instilling a decent amount of cover love in the process).

O is for the Owl and Moon Cafe by Jo-Ann Mapson.

Synopsis from Goodreads: After losing her teaching position at the local university, Mariah Moon will do anything to keep her gifted twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsay, in a prestigious private school -- which means moving in with her mother and grandmother in an apartment above The Owl & Moon Café.
When her mother, Allegra, is diagnosed with leukemia, Mariah rises to the challenge of running the café: mastering her mother's famous fudge and chatting up customers -- including a man who might just reawaken her heart. Meanwhile, Lindsay's controversial entry in a major national science contest creates a minor maelstrom in the cosseted Monterey Bay community. And Allegra, with one last great love affair in her, will revisit a man she loved so many years ago, and disclose the biggest secret of the Moon family: the identity of Mariah's father.
This is another book on my to read list. I was intrigued by the title (remember, I love owls...) but the premise sounds intriguing.  I hope to read this one soon.
Have you read a book based on title alone? What has drawn you to a book before you read the synopsis? 


Anonymous said...

Lovely review which seems yet another good book.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the cover. And that's what draws me to a book first - its cover art.

Emily R. King said...

I've added it to Goodreads!

Will I see your smiling face at Storymakers this year?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Don't think I've ever bought a book based on the title but I've picked them off the shelf. A cover may attract me more than a title.

Julie Luek said...

I love the cover and synopsis. Thanks for sharing-- this one may have to go on my to-read list!

Jai said...

I like the title and the cover art. Sounds interesting.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great cover, title, and premise. Must check it out. :D