The Late Bloomers' Club

The Late Bloomers' Club

A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small-town's efforts to do right by their community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up 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 h A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small-town's efforts to do right by their community, and the power...

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Title:The Late Bloomers' Club
Author:Louise Miller
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1101981237
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Late Bloomers' Club Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 30, 2018
    If you have ever wanted books that felt like Gilmore Girls, Louise Miller is the author for you. From a small northeastern town, to town meetings, to quirky characters and magical romance, to food and small-town festivals, Guthrie is the perfect place to spend a reading afternoon. I...
  • Melissa
    Jan 19, 2018
    In 2016, Louise Miller arrived on the scene with her debut novel, The City Baker's Guide to Country Living. It was an instant favorite of mine, so I was thrilled to check out her sophomore novel. Seeing that her debut set the bar, this one lived up to my expectations. Louise takes ...
  • Chessa
    Aug 05, 2018
    Louise Miller?s second book is fantastic, as huggable and charming as her first! I love a good small-town setting - quirky characters, people that get on each others? nerves but also are there for each other no matter what - and Guthrie, VT is just such a great setting. I know t...
  • Kim
    Sep 09, 2018
    This was the perfect book for my mood the past few weeks. It is simple, yet complex, and full of niceness. It is set in a small town in the Northeast Kingdom, otherwise known as northeastern Vermont. A development company has set its sites on acquiring property in fictional Guthrie, an...
  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Dec 19, 2017
    When Nora Huckleberry, owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, inherits the house and land of "the cake lady" Peggy Johnson, it sends her life into a tailspin. The land is left to both her and her sister, Kit, an impetuous filmmaker perpetually out of money as she plans her next big project. ...
  • Julie
    Jul 10, 2018
    It's been a long time since a book has kept me up long past midnight to finish it. Louise Miller's second novel is full of charm and surprises. In the small town of Guthrie VT, Nora Huckleberry puts everyone's needs before her own as she juggles managing her late father's diner, the re...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Feb 07, 2018
    Louise Miller's debut, The City Baker's Guide to Country Living, was a five star read for me last year and I had been anticipating this one since I heard about it! Luckily, Miller did not disappoint! An endearing story of the relationship between sisters in a small town who have had mo...
  • Linda Robinson
    Sep 23, 2018
    A language curator would have the words for Miller's second novel. Place names, time words, seasonal quality of light words. Small Northeast Kingdom town words for Corn and Tomato Festival Sunday. How it feels to find a sculpted yellow warbler in a tree when the sunlight flashes on a w...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 07, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher (via Netgalley) for an advance e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review! Louise Miller takes us back to Guthrie, Vermont in The Late Bloomer's Club, and this book is very nearly as charming as the author's debut, The City Baker's Guide to Country ...
  • Dana Blazsek
    Aug 14, 2018
    All the stars for this story of Nora. I loved her, the small town and the writing. It never felt bogged down, melodramatic, or too perfect. It was jussssssssssstttttt right! :) ...
  • Jessica
    Aug 23, 2018
    3.5 stars I describe books as delightful a lot (too much?), but seeing it in the marketing copy makes me a little bit nervous they mean cutesy. There was no need, though. This was, as billed, quite delightful. ...
  • Letty
    Aug 03, 2018
    When I found out Louise Miller had a new book coming in July, I knew I had to have a copy as I loved her first book, and now having read it, I have to say it's another "favorite reads" for me. I so wanted to read The Late Bloomers' Club in one or two days without interruptions but, of ...
  • Cass
    Mar 07, 2018
    Small town. Charming characters. Food everywhere. Diner vibes. This book was made for me LOVE LOVE LOVE. ...
  • Susan
    May 04, 2018
    What a welcome return and welcome escape to Guthrie, Vermont, home to The Sugar Maple Inn from THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, Miller's first novel. THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB turns the focus to town, the Miss Guthrie Diner, and Nora Huckleberry, born, raised and destined it see...
  • Ellen
    Feb 11, 2018
    I loved the sense of belonging that Nora felt for her small Vermont town, Guthrie. Nora runs the local diner, after taking care of her late mother, late father, and her younger sister. Putting aside her art for the practical realities, Nora is in some financial trouble after inheriting...
  • Kelley
    Aug 13, 2018
    Novel received courtesy of publisher I loved this book! If you look forward to Fanny Flagg or Sandra Dallas books, this is for you! The characters are quirky and fun. You know someone in your life that is one of these characters. The story is set in very small town Vermont. The tow...
  • Leigh Kramer
    May 21, 2018
    This may only be Louise Miller?s second novel but let the record reflect: if she?s writing it, I?m reading it. I feel right at home in the contemporary worlds she creates. The Guthrie townspeople we met in The City Baker?s Guide To Country Living feel like old friends so I was ...
  • Catherine Elcik
    Apr 21, 2018
    I will leave the plot summary to the many reviews that have already tread that ground and talk instead about my heart. There's a moment in THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB where Nora Huckleberry, owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner (and more importantly the owner of a cavernous heart and a crea...
  • Stephanie
    Jun 29, 2018
    4.5 stars to this gem! The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller is the perfect feel-good read full of small-town charm, comfort food, sympathetic and heartwarming characters, and country living. A truly endearing tale that will put a smile on your face and make you crave cake (my pe...
  • Lori
    Jul 10, 2018
    I won an advanced reader's edition of this book. This is a charming story. Nora has lived in Guthrie Vermont her whole life. Her parents ran the diner in the this small town. Nora has known tragedy; her mother died when she was 13 and she had to help raise her younger sister Kit. Her f...
  • Aura
    Sep 22, 2018
    Absolutely love this easy, comfortable novel about two sisters living in a small town in Vermont. This novel is the kind you sit down and enjoy for a big long while and you want to read because it is sweet and not complicated. I love Hallmark movies and I can see it made into a movie f...
  • Kate Olson
    Jul 20, 2018
    Thanks to Pamela Dorman Books for this free review copy! . One of my top books of the summer of 2018, and actually on my list of favorites of ALL of 2018! This was a heartprint book for me ~ I will love it forever and will recommend it over and over and over again, and it has earned ...
  • Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
    Oct 07, 2018
    The Late Bloomers' Club takes place in small town Vermont centering around two sisters and their family diner. Throw in town meetings, a fall festival, a debate on whether a big box store is the right thing for their town, burnt sugar cake, and a search for a lost dog and you have the ...
  • Debbie Hathaway
    Jan 30, 2018
    This book touched my heart. It is a story of family, community, and discovery and brings back memories of living outside a very small town in South Dakota. It is full of unique and delightful characters that care for each other and their community. Nora finds out just how much she, her...
  • Carol
    Feb 24, 2018
    No sophomore slump here! This blend of comfort food, baking, heartwarming relationships, and small town life, along with dashes of artistic discovery and family interplay, yields a tasty and satisfying concoction. Grab a piece of cake and settle in for a very enjoyable read. (And, hey,...
  • Toni
    Aug 05, 2018
    Colorful Autumn leaves, cider doughnuts 4.5 Country Stars Most things go right, or end up right, in this wonderful, feel good tale of two very different sisters, that inherit a large parcel of land in Guthrie, Vermont. Peggy Johnson, the town's beloved "cake lady" has passed on and ...
  • Cindy
    Feb 14, 2018
    Sometimes you just need a book that isn't too heavy, but still makes you ponder things outside of your own little world, with a tinge of romance, but driven by estrogen alone, and a bit of comfort knowing that there are people out there living life, just like you. This book provides th...
  • Louise Miller
    Jan 17, 2018
    I just finished reading the first pass pages of my book. I?m so excited for The Late Bloomers? Club to make its way out into the world this summer! ...
  • Bkwmlee
    Aug 24, 2018
    3.5 stars After a slew of emotional, heavy, intense reads, I needed a ?palette cleanser? of sorts, something light-hearted and not too long, a book that would be a perfect wind-down to summer -- Louise Miller?s The Late Bloomers? Club fit the bill nicely! This is a charmin...
  • Donna Hines
    Jul 24, 2018
    Louise Miller has done it again. This time with The Late Bloomer's Club. A touching story about Miss Guthrie's Diner owner -Nora- who was content in life till her sister Kit inherits Peggy Johnson's home and property (the beloved cake lady). Guthrie town folks are divided over the sa...