I wanted to like this book, I really did. I purchased it after reading the glowing reviews at this website, but now I wonder, did we all read the same book? The book does have a rather interesting story, rather than the "Single women can't find dates" (which can be done very well, like in Bridget Jones. It's the story of two sisters and their attempts to keep their inherited coffee house in Brooklyn Heights afloat. It also has a murder mystery aspect, but it was all just a little too contrived. I guess I was hoping for a humorous novel, like Bridget Jones and Tiffany Trott, but unfortunately, this book just is not funny. It has a light tone--you certainly couldn't call it serious. The characters just are not real. Ms. Frankel will describe her characters as being smart, intense, etc., but just because she says they are, doesn't make it so. The dialogue was also very week. People just don't talk that stiffly. The book is also billed into a study of the relationship between sisters, but it's too shallow to accomplish anything.
I suppose though, it is a nice quick read, and if you have a three hour plane flight and don't want anything taxing, this novel might be appropriate.