The Union Street Bakery

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Narrator: Susan Boyce
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: August 2014
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Daisy McCrae's life is in tatters. 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. 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.

Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason she bequeaths to Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family-and her own heritage-than she had ever imagined. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.

Reviews (1)

Written by Angelia McLean on January 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The main character named Daisy is so whiny and martyred like that it gets tiresome. Get over it is what I thought after a while!

Author Details

Author Details

Taylor, Mary Ellen

Author Mary Ellen Taylor's southern family has always enjoyed tall tales and good yarns. This appreciation motivated Mary Ellen to earn an English degree from Virginia Hollins University. Under the name Mary Burton, she was a RITA Award finalist and a nominee for the Romantic Times Critics Choice Award. Mary Ellen lives in Virginia.