When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
I really liked this book. The main character in the book was a girl named Hope. She and her aunt had moved from place to place the whole time she grew up. Her aunt Addie is a cook, so she always worked in diners and Hope was a bus girl. When Hope and her aunt move to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, they took a job at a local diner. The owner has leukemia and is running against the corrupt town mayor. Hope helps him in his campaign. This book is a good illustration of never letting evil win. It is a feel good book and it is easy to read.