The Café by The Sea
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 1:30PM
King Library

Book Discussion

Author: Jenny Colgan

Facilitated by: Mary Calhoun & Amanda Kiernan

A delightful summertime novel that puts a modern twist on the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers story.

Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up — and she hasn’t looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It’s a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious… and hopelessly in love with her boss.

But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she’s suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers and her father. Yet even amid the chaos of their reunion, Flora discovers a passion for cooking — and finds herself restoring dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbor: a café by the sea.

With the seasons changing, Flora must come to terms with past mistakes and work out exactly where her future lies.

About the Facilitators

Mary Calhoun is an avid reader. She spent 46 years teaching, 23 years at Palm Beach Day Academy, having retired in 2011. Since then, Mary has tutored students and does her best to indulge in endless summer reading!

Amanda Kiernan is a library associate for The Society of the Four Arts King Library and has been working in libraries for almost 10 years. Graduating recently from Florida State University with her Master’s in Library and Information Science, she enjoys reading all genres and is looking forward to great discussions this summer.


There is no charge to attend.

Reservations are not required.

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