Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Bronte' Plot by Katherine Reay

When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.
Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change.
In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.
As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom as Helen confronts ghosts from her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of impossible circumstances.
Now Lucy must face her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.

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Katherine Reay Author Bio

Katherine Reay has enjoyed a life-long affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporaries—who provide constant inspiration both for writing and for life. Katherine’s first novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist and winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut as well as Carol Awards for both Best Debut and Best Contemporary. She is also the writer behind Dear Mr. Knightley and The Bronte Plot – all contemporary stories with a bit of "classics" flairKatherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, former marketer, avid chocolate consumer and, randomly, a tae kwon do black belt. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family recently moved back to Chicago.

My Thoughts
Wow! I am in love with this book! I honestly wasn't sure I would like it when I got it in the mail, but right from the beginning I was hooked. I am still in awe!
The book begins with Lucy a young lady who, lets face it does what she has to, to get the biggest and best price out of the books she sells. As her little secret comes to a head, her world seems to come crashing down. That's when all the fun stuff begins.

I really enjoyed this book. I was completely enthralled by all the descriptions of the places they visit in London and other parts of England. I also enjoyed all the references to the classic Bronte' sister's books, as well as other classic novels. This book kept my attention the whole time. I couldn't put it down. I loved every aspect of this book and would very much like to read the other two books by Katherine. There is only one negative I need to add.  Even though this book does speak
of forgiveness and reconciliation and making amends, it really does lack the actual forgiveness that we can only have through Christ alone. However, this does not negatively effect my review of the book because it is still an excellent book without this aspect. I simply felt like it would have been phenomenal had it included it.  This book is a very clean read and I would highly recommend it!

This book is a great romance with lots of adventure and fun. It is deep at times but also at times lighthearted. I can't wait to read more by Katherine. 5 stars all the way!
Thank you to The Fiction Guild for the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good!! A book seller and a mystery of sorts... Can't beat that.


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