The Goodbye Café

· The Hudson Sisters Series Book 3 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
7 reviews

About this ebook

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chesapeake Diaries series comes an “irresistible” (Publishers Weekly) novel in her Hudson Sisters series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish and discover themselves in the process.

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and move on with her life. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles.

Allie’s divorce left her teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter’s private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curveball or two to toss in her direction.

She hadn’t anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she’d certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater’s renovation fund dried up.

With opening day upon the sisters, Allie’s free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of “this amazing, endearing family of women” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author) be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?
7 reviews
Bette Hansen
March 24, 2019
Awesome chick lit read! This is the third book in the Hudson Sister's series and I have loved each one. I've really enjoyed seeing how the relationship between the sisters has blossomed and grown as they work together to bring an old theater back to life. This book is Allie's story and it's truly amazing. Her strength really comes into focus as she fights for her daughter and allows herself to open her heart again after a devastating divorce. This is truly a series and book that you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
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Though this story belongs to the whole family, it does circle a bit more around Allie and Barney...and what a tale to tell! Poor Allie was in a pickle between fighting her own demons, addressing the ...
Third-party review
This was the perfect conclusion to the reopening of the Sugarhouse Theatre. I got a little bored toward the middle of the book, but the pace picked right back up and when I thought a trilogy would end ...

About the author

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at, and follow her on Instagram @Mariah_Stewart_Books.

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