My rating: 4 of 5 stars
okay first I have to say when I received this book I wasn’t sure it was one I’d like….but once I started I had a hard time putting it down(except for the little break I took near the beginning)
The fact that its centered around a girl who loves books intrigued me…but since I don’t read many contemporary novel it took me a few to really get into it…but I’m so glad it caught my attention…and it wasn’t one I felt I had to drag my feet through. I also have to say there were so many mentions of the Brontë sisters and their books I had to go look them up…I’m sorry to say I’ve never read any of their books but since I wanted to understand more of what they were saying I watched the Jane Eyre movies (yes there were 2 versions on netflixs) and started on Wuthering Heights. anyway this book was better then I expected, it was a nice adventure and I’m very glad I read it. 🙂
Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious measures 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 the ghosts of 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 change.
Now Lucy must go back into 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.
I received this book free through the publishers fiction guild in exchange for my honest review