Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal.

But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated--not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. While Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

My Review - I love Lynn Austin! What I hate is when I love an author, example: Lynn Austin, and I've read all her books. That being said, obviously I think Lynn Austin is a pretty awesome author and I've read all her books. When she came out with this book I honestly thought about buying it but I'd never spent more then $5 on a book for my Nook, aka Herbie. I hate making decisions but I finally broke down and just bought the book cause I wanted something really good to read and I knew this book wouldn't let me down. AND it didn't! From the moment I started reading this book I loved how much Alice loved to read. And all the different things that went on in Acorn were CRAZY! I'd have been furious with Mack and Lillie many different times if I'd been Alice. But I love how it changed her and I loved how the book ended. I don't get to say that often about a book but I did love how this book ended. I can't wait until Austin comes out with more books for me to devour.

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