I imagine the author is trying to make it 'real', but I don't need that in books. You can download The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1) in pdf format I love the way the mystery is opened up little by little. 3.96 out of 5 stars. Goodreads is the world's largest site for … Affairs end. Refresh and try again. Is it biology or facts? Family relationships and personal growth are important themes throughout the book. Slowly, through a very complicated story, she appears to come to terms with her life and recognizes her blessings. 5 31% (1,533) 4 40% (1,991) 3 23% (1,132) 2 4% (205) 1 1% (56) Book ratings by Goodreads. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. A Season of the Heart also includes stories by Kate Bridges and Jillian Hart. From independent presses, to tales in translation, to critical darlings and new debut novels, these books (all published in the U.S. this year)... To see what your friends thought of this book, The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1), This was an interesting story idea, and the author obviously knows a great deal about the bakery business. Union Street Bakery was my first book by Mary Ellen Taylor and it was divine! A Union Street Bakery Novel Ser. German: Dutch: French: Italian: Spanish: Finnish: Swedish: Brazilian Portuguese: February 5th 2013 Click to read more about The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. We’d love your help. See the complete Union Street Bakery series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. . I liked the recipes at the end and want to try the carrot cake. DNF at page 94. I have an adult daughter who was adopted, and that part of Daisy's character seemed very realistic. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Earlier she celebrated Alexandria and its storied history in her books The Union Street Bakery, Sweet Expectations, , At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street. Baking delicious pastries, cakes, and breads since 1990 I love Mary Ellen Taylor's writing and her books. I have already purchased Sweet Expectations (#2 in the series) via e-reader. First, the covers are a huge draw -you find yourself smelling the heavenly aromas of the bakery and the desire to … She is the author of the Union Street Bakery series and the Alexandria series. This book is a good example of realizing what’s really important and finding happiness in the mundane things of life. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. The author used a great deal of cursing throughout the story, and, in my opinion, it simply didn't fit the characters and was not at all necessary. The characters are fun, and the mystery and paranormal elements are very believable . The Union Street Bakery; Union Street Bakery Series, ... the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. I will definitely read book 2 in the series. As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Looking for books by Mary Ellen Taylor? . Welcome back. I could barely put the book down once I started. I think the author wasn't sure where to go with the main character. Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews, 33 Reader Approved, Highly Rated Fiction to Discover Now. The major thrust of the story revolves around searching out Daisy's birth mother who left Daisy at the bakery when she was 3 and then adopted by the McCrae's. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. The back of the book had me sold. I love the way the mystery is opened up little by little. the author is brilliant in her ability to keep it up beat and easy to understand. Union Street Bakery was my first book by Mary Ellen Taylor and it was divine! Her life is a shambling mix of lost job,lost love and a conviction that nothing good lasts forever. 4,917 ratings. Author. It may not be the right genre for all, but I'm going to have to check out more from this author! I was drawn in by the adorable cover of this book and the thought of the story being set inside a bakery. I would reccommend it. On the front of the book you can read "The life you want might not be the life you need...". I loved to hear about the hard work of bakers. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. I liked the story of Daisy McCrae come to save the family bakery and find herself in the process. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. As do so many people, her protagonists search for their place in the world, exploring issues of family, home, love and belonging. Rating details. . Praise for The Union Street Bakery : "A wonderful story about sisters, family, and the things that matter most. But all of my questions were answered by end of book. She was not, however, a very sympathetic character. Start by marking “The Union Street Bakery (Union Street Bakery #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. One part of. I love the way the mystery is opened up little by little . The Union Street Bakery; Union Street Bakery Series, ... the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. She's broken off her engagement, lost her job, and now has been tricked while intoxicated into helping her widowed sister run the family bakery. Welcome to the {belated} August event of the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers!This month I’m pleased to welcome you to the discussion for The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor. Notes: The Union Street Bakery series is written as Mary Ellen Taylor.Christmas Gold also contains stories by Elizabeth Lane and Cheryl St. John.A Hero’s Kiss also contains stories by Diana Palmer and Judith Stacy. Few other positions are available in the market downturn. Why else would her mother have left her at the Union Street Bakery when she was three years old, and never have come back? Join Our Holiday House Virtual Event Featuring Author Demos, Book Recommendations, and More! A Union Street Bakery Novel Ser. I just was expecting a bit more, knowing that yes the woman has gone through a lot but it seem in. Sweet Expectations is the second book in the series that began with The Union Street Bakery.It continues the story of Daisy, who was adopted into the McCrae family when she was abandoned at the bakery by her mother when she was three, and of her adopted sisters Rachel and Margaret as they struggle to keep the bakery going after their father’s retirement. Another criticism I have is the too frequent use of 'four letter words'. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Author. The Union Street Bakery: Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1 (OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen) Average Rating. It has emotional depth, a current-day mystery and one that is historical in nature, and all kinds of relationship angles, mother-daughter, sister-sister, girl-boy. “Union Street Bakery is a delicious treat to read. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. An Imaginative and Action-Packed Adventure, Tieghan Gerard's Guide to a Small but Special Meal at Home. 352 Pages. She just broke up with her boyfriend, she lost her job, and has recently been reduced to living in the attic right above her family’s store, known as the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Slowly, through a very complicated story, she appears to come to terms with her life and recognizes her blessings. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The mix of history and discovery of who you are and your ancestors is fascinating. We seem to get repetitive information that did not tell anything new throughout the whole book. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I loved this beautifully written journey of self-discovery. Clearly, there is something wrong with her. Series: Union Street Bakery. The story seemed promising, but I had two main issues. Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. Her dad lived for the business, the one sister loved history and the other lost her husband. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Cakes and Catering! I do want to know what happens next. I really enjoyed this book! Number of Pages. Throw in a couple of ghosts and you not only have a good read, but a great one. I just didn't care so much for the main character. There was much in the story that I really enjoyed, but I'm not sure why the ghosts were included. The setting is fantastic and the author adds touches to the story to make you feel like you are right there in the mist of the bakery watching the siste. Investments go south. 5 star (1) 4 star (0) 3 star (2) A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations , on the part of the author or publisher. I was drawn in by the adorable cover of this book and the thought of the story being set inside a bakery. Please try again later. The emotions that Daisy, the main character, experienced as a result of being an adult who was adopted as a child, such as rejection, not fitting in, etc., seem very well done. Free shipping for many products! Loved this family story. Pages: 352 . I thought they were unnecessary and seemed to weigh down the story. About The Union Street Bakery. The characters are fun, and the mystery and paranormal elements are very believable. She spent her life obsessed by her missing mother and pushed everyone who loved her away. Mary Ellen Taylor, Mary Burton. Notes: The Union Street Bakery series is written as Mary Ellen Taylor.Christmas Gold also contains stories by Elizabeth Lane and Cheryl St. John.A Hero’s Kiss also contains stories by Diana Palmer and Judith Stacy. show more. 4.5 stars! This is a rather complex story of a woman who has never recovered from an early childhood trauma, despite the love of family. Just that sentence interested me to try this book and it was worth it. It didn't really fit with what I thought the characters would actually say. Series: A Union Street Bakery Novel - 1. Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1. Just wanted to shake her. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. All in all, it was an okay read. Reviews. Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. She heads home to the family bakery in Alexandria, VA to take over the management. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. 4,917 ratings. Welcome to the {belated} August event of the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers!This month I’m pleased to welcome you to the discussion for The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor. The Union Street Bakery in Old Town, Virginia has been in the McCrae family for 150 years.And it is teetering on the brink of financial ruin when Daisy McCrae comes back home from Washington D.C. 18. Daisy is a bit embarrassed to be moving back home at this point in her life. I liked the story for the most part but I couldn't warm up to Daisy. Other than that, it was a rather average contemporary tale about a 30-something woman who reconnects with her family and tries to find her path in life. I have already purchased Sweet Expectations (#2 in the series) via e-reader. All three are set in her beloved Virginia. the author is brilliant in her ability to keep it up beat and easy to understand. Number of Pages. See all books authored by Mary Ellen Taylor, including The Union Street Bakery, and Winter Cottage, and more on ThriftBooks.com. Age Level: 18 & up ... and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. First, the covers are a huge draw –you find yourself smelling the heavenly aromas of the bakery and the desire to stroll the quaint shops and tree lined streets. : The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor (2015, Mass Market) at the best online prices at eBay! Age Range. She brings with her tons of issues: an inability to trust and a near crippling insecurity that there is something wrong with her. I loved this beautifully written journey of self-discovery. All three are set in her beloved Virginia. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. She returns to find that the bakery is about to fail, her ex-finance has just started a business up the street, there's a ghost or two living in her attic,and an ancient, possibly nutty, lady claims to remember having seen her mother the day she was left behind. ;). The Union Street Bakery and Cake Shop is designed around providing clientele with delicious, housemade food with a focus on organic ingredients and delicious flavor. Praise for The Union Street Bakery : "A wonderful story about sisters, family, and the things that matter most. Welcome to 5 Minutes for Books. The emotions that Daisy, the main character, experienced as a result of being an adult who was adopted as a child, such as rejection, not fitting in, etc., seem very well done. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Union Street Bakery (A Union Street Bakery … People die or move away. I didn't skip pages because I was totally invested. Rating details. There are ghosts and an ex-fiance moving to town as well. The characters are fun, and the mystery and paranormal elements are very believable . Then you add in she was engaged, unknown to her family, she is adopted and there is a slave girl journal. Free shipping for many products! Download the Union Street Bakery audiobook series and listen anywhere, anytime on your iPhone, Android or Windows device. A Season of the Heart also includes stories by Kate Bridges and Jillian Hart. Silver Bells also has stories from Judy Duarte, Fern Michaels and JoAnn Ross. By: ... the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Earlier she celebrated Alexandria and its storied history in her books The Union Street Bakery, Sweet Expectations, , At the Corner of King Street, The View from Prince Street. The Union Street Bakery (A Union Street Bakery Novel Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. It doesn't help that, as the only adopted daughter, her relationship with her sisters has never been easy. Age Range. This story has a lot going on, but the author is brilliant in her ability to keep it up beat and easy to understand. But she loves her family and squares off with a mountain of bills,cranky equipment and even a ghost to bring the family business back into the black. The back of the book had me sold. Download the Union Street Bakery audiobook series and listen anywhere, anytime on your iPhone, Android or Windows device. Going forward with the next book. A lot of it seem to get lost in order for her to come to terms with her mother leaving her at the bakery at such a young age. It doesn't help that, as the only adopted daughter, her relationship with her sisters has never been easy. The characters are fun, and the mystery and paranormal elements are very believable. A woman going back to her family's business after her career ended. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. . I love stories about family coming together in rough times. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. And, I felt for the adopted daughter, our heroine, and how abandonment affected her entire being. 352 Pages. I will definitely order the next one in this series. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. I picked this book up because it got such a great review from one of my goodread friends (Thank you, Jeanne) and for once, I was not disappointed. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. This just was not a favorite of mine. A southerner by birth, Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of her home state, Virginia, and its past is evident in her contemporary women's fiction, from her first The Union Street Bakery, set in Alexandria, to her latest, Spring House, which debuts July 9th and takes place on the state’s Eastern Shore. Series. Overall, it was a decent read just wanted more development and a concise plot that stayed throughout. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Perhaps it is the area of the country I am from, but the majority of educated professionals in my acquaintance do not use cursing as a big part of their everyday speech, and I feel if they did they might have a difficult time turning it off at work and seem very unprofessional. . Union Street Bakery is a delicious treat to read. I really couldn't put it down, I had to know! LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers I thought they were unnecessary and seemed to weigh down the story. Both sisters now run the bakery after her parents retirement but neither wants to handle the financials and the bakery is teetering. The Union Street Bakery in Old Town, Virginia has been in the McCrae family for 150 years.And it is teetering on the brink of financial ruin when Daisy McCrae comes back home from Washington D.C. I just was expecting a bit more, knowing that yes the woman has gone through a lot but it seem in order for her to move forward she needed to come to grips with her birth mother. This is a rather complex story of a woman who has never recovered from an early childhood trauma, despite the love of family. I just didn't like the heroine. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. (Like another reviewer said though, the story would have been helped by the addition of a map and a printed genealogy.) Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. I was hooked after the first chapter. Union Street Bakery & Cake Shop. Also, I really didn't understand why she threw in some ghosts... seemed unnecessary. The second book in the Union Street Bakery Novels, Sweet Expectations more than meets those expectations yet doesn’t require readers to know the first in the series to appreciate the second. 5 31% (1,533) 4 40% (1,991) 3 23% (1,132) 2 4% (205) 1 1% (56) Book ratings by Goodreads. There was much in the story that I really enjoyed, but I'm not sure why the ghosts were included. Daisy McCrae knows that change can be sudden—and devastating. She was too difficult with too many chips on her shoulder. Why else would her mother have left her at the Union Street Bakery when she was three years old, and never have come back? About The Union Street Bakery. An old journal given to Daisy leads them on a search for family history. . This was an interesting story idea, and the author obviously knows a great deal about the bakery business. Mary Ellen Taylor, Mary Burton. Around chapter 7, when the author described the main characters feelings as a kitty litter box I gave up on this book. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. I have already purchased Sweet Expectations (#2 in the series). Phone: (207) 844-1800 Mar 12, 2019 - In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a Reviews. She is the author of the Union Street Bakery series and the Alexandria series. In the end, I am glad I made the choice to help when it was needed. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime…, By clicking submit, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s, Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Stories Read By Your Favorite Celebrities. The Union Street Bakery (A Union Street Bakery Novel Book 1) - Kindle edition by Taylor, Mary Ellen. I could see where it was going and it wasn't anywhere I wanted to be led. I was hooked after the first chapter. I liked the characters and the setting. The Union Street Bakery book series by Mary Ellen Taylor includes books The Union Street Bakery and Sweet Expectations. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. That is simply my opinion, and it might not bother others at all. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. She's lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. After Daisy's Financial Co. does a nosedive and is bought by another her investment team is let go. After Daisy's Financial Co. does a nosedive and is bought by another her investment team is let go. : The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor (2013, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. The European Bakery, Falmouth, ME. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. I liked the history and genealogy woven thoughout. One part of the book was a disappointment to me, and almost caused me to rate it even lower. I could identify with Daisy about not being thrilled to work in a family business, though it wasn't a bakery and I wasn't downsized. A woman going back to her family's business after her career ended. A lot of it seem to get lost in order for her to come to terms with her mother leaving her at the bakery at such a young age. She brings with her tons of issues: an inability to trust and a near crippling insecurity that there is something wrong with her. The setting is fantastic and the author adds touches to the story to make you feel like you are right there in the mist of the bakery watching the sisters. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Bakery, abandonment, business, human rights, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, family dynamics, love interest, mystery. She's broken off her engagement, lost her job, and now has been tricked while intoxicated into helping her widowed sister run the family bakery. Series. Also loved learning about the bakery business. We are a team blog dedicated to sharing reviews and information about children's lit, fiction, memoir, and more. There's a lot going on in this book. The Union Street Bakery; Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1; By: ... the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Really liked the book, the characters, but hated the long chapters. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Union Street Bakery Novel Ser. First, the covers are a huge draw -you find yourself smelling the heavenly aromas of the bakery and the desire to … I think the author wasn't sure where to go with the main character. The Union Street Bakery; Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1; By: ... the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Union Street Bakery was my first book by Mary Ellen Taylor and it was divine! Family relationships and personal growth are important themes throughout the book. I was hooked after the first chapter. 1.9K likes. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Union Street Bakery Novel Ser. by Berkley Books. And somehow she lost it all…. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. The old diary belonging to Susie who wrote it around 1852 and that Daisy receives from the 99-year old Mabel was the best part of this book. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. 3.5 - I really enjoyed the family mystery that slowly was uncovered. Daisy McRae has returned home, to an attic room above the family's Union Street Bakery. The Union Street Bakery itself is a compelling setting. There was also not much development around her family either. Most series have an exciting background premise that is supposed to drive each story but which is seldom utilized; like Molly MacRae’s. Good story and I enjoyed it overall. 5 star (1) 4 star (0) 3 star (2) “Union Street Bakery is a delicious treat to read. I'm not sure what it was, but I read the whole book in one sitting on my flight. Sweet Expectations is the second book in the series that began with The Union Street Bakery.It continues the story of Daisy, who was adopted into the McCrae family when she was abandoned at the bakery by her mother when she was three, and of her adopted sisters Rachel and Margaret as they struggle to keep the bakery going after their father’s retirement. One, I didn't see the need for the casual profanity. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. SERIES BOOK RELEASE CALENDAR SEARCH FictionDB. Her life is a shambling mix of lost job,lost love and a conviction that nothing good lasts forever. “The Union Street Bakery” is the first novel in the “Union Street Bakery” series, which was released in the year 2013. Daisy McCrae’s life lies in ruins at the moment. 3.96 out of 5 stars. The major thrust of the story revolves around searching out Daisy's birth mother who left Daisy at the bakery when she was 3 a. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Mary Ellen Taylor takes a family and makes one care about them. In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Silver Bells also has stories from Judy Duarte, Fern Michaels and JoAnn Ross. The Union Street Bakery: Union Street Bakery Series, Book 1 (OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen) Average Rating. I also felt the history and genealogy that the author used as a part of the plot were very interesting. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. This story has a lot going on, but the author is brilliant in her ability to keep it up beat and easy to understand. I have an adult daughter who was adopted, and that part of Daisy's character seemed very realistic. A pleasant read about family --what defines a family? The Union Street Bakery (Book) : Taylor, Mary Ellen, 1961- : "Daisy McCrae's life is in tatters. Her life is a shambling mix of lost job,lost love and a … Then you add in she was engaged, unknown to her family, she is adopted and there is a slave girl journal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Be the first to ask a question about The Union Street Bakery. Two, the story got complicated when they began to trace their lineage and was difficult to follow (making me care about their search less). The Union Street Bakery (Book) : Taylor, Mary Ellen : Life can turn on a dime. Both sisters now run the bakery after her parents retirement but neither wants to handle the financials and the bakery is teetering. Click to read more about The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor. ... and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. I also felt the history and genealogy that the author used as a part of the plot were very interesting. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a "real" McCrae, since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. The Union Street Bakery in Old Town, Virginia has been in the McCrae family for 150 years.And it is teetering on the brink of financial ruin when Daisy McCrae comes back home from Washington D.C. Series by cover : Works (2) Titles: Order: The Union Street Bakery by Mary Ellen Taylor: book 1: Sweet Expectations (A Union Street Bakery Novel) by Mary Ellen Taylor: book 2: Series Information Translate Series Title. Another cr. She had a very good job, a fiancé and a life she loved. Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family's store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. Sweet Expectations: Union Street Bakery, Book 2 (Audio Download): Mary Ellen Taylor, Susan Boyce, Tantor Audio: Amazon.com.au: Audible And even better this wasn't a perfect family...a certain amount snarkiness sneaks in making this a realistic family. I was hooked after the first chapter. 18. It did not stretch my thinking or give me new perspective to make it memorable long term, hence the rating. Get the Audible Audio Editions of the Union Street Bakery series from the Audible.co.uk online audiobook store Union Street Bakery is a delicious treat to read. 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