Seventy year old Nettie and forty year old Vicky are co-owners of the Strawberry Hearts Diner in the small town of Pick, Texas. Just when the ladies are wishing that they had more help in the diner Jancy Wilson finds herself in the parking lot with her old beat up car going up into flames. Jancy had just planned on visiting her grandmother’s grave in the small town but with little cash and no way out of town she spies the help wanted sign.
Jancy finds herself waiting tables in the diner and planning on only helping out until she gets the money together to leave, a week or two tops. Vicky’s daughter will be home soon from college so the ladies shouldn’t need her then. But when Emily returns Jancy and Emily become fast friends and Pick, Texas begins to feel a lot like a home to the wandering Jancy.
The Strawberry Hearts Diner was such a lovely little read. The book revolves around the three generations of ladies working at the diner and lots of other quirky characters that make up the lovely small town of Pick, Texas. It didn’t take long to become invested in their stories and lives with the small town charm.
While there’s relationships and romance involved to a degree in the story I’d hesitate to classify the read as just that. It really is family and friends and finding out where one belongs and your own happiness for all of the characters and just a feel good story with that quirky small town charm. Would definitely recommend checking this one.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.