«The Brontë Plot« by Katherine Reay
Genre: fiction, cotemporary
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Lucy Alling sells antinque classic books for a living and sometimes she uses unorthodox methods to get them for the shop.
His boss is very famous interior designer with great reputation to keep.
Lucy meets James and, with him, his grandmother who will take her on a journey that will change her life forever.
«The Brontë Plot» must be the perfect choice for a reader of a classics.
It’s very rich in quotes and insights worth tweeting about and, honestly, there are some books I’m ready to give it a try after this, like any from the Brontë sisters.
However, even though I began this story with high expectations after reading «Dear Mr. Knighley«, I did not like it as much.
At first, I was getting engaged with the plot but after some chapters, I realized I couldn’t be drawn into it. There were very important events that didn’t impact me as they should have.
I found interesting classic book references, but at some point I got frustrated because I hadn’t read half of the books that are mentioned. So much of the story is based on characters, reads and places in a country I had no idea about, so it was hard for me to really connect with it.
The characters and the situations they were facing, were intended to be very complex but the development of them was kind of shallow. I think the issues needed more depth, maybe more words or less complexity.
Generally speaking, it’s not a bad book, maybe it’s just that I was not the right person for it.
**I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
– «As strange a scenario as this is, it’s here and it’s yours»
– «Call’em (your books) friends, call some stories enemies if you want, but don’t deny their influence». // Wouldn’t dream about it!
– «I always remember the books»
– “Doesn’t everyone enjoy a heartfelt note?”
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.