Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin is a great illustration of the old saying, “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover”! Looking at this book, I probably would not have picked it up at all—I would’ve thought it was a “rich girl goes to a poor area” romance. AND additionally, flipping through the pages, the words are really small—this would’ve added up to a “last resort” read for me.

WELL-- I read it because I received a copy from the publisher to review, and I was SO glad I did! This was a great book! Very entertaining!

The main character, Alice, is a girl who has been very pampered/protected , is living during the Depression, and has just lost her job and her beau. She takes a trip to Kentucky to deliver books to a library in need of books—and the adventure begins! She meets an amazingly diverse cast of characters and maintains her personality but grows in response to circumstances. There are interesting adventures, experiences, dangers, friendships, deceptions, and intrigue. It’s not really a “romance” per se, but rather an adventure story. The story line is very interesting—with lots of twists and surprises. I just wanted to keep reading this book (yes, I stayed up late to finish it!!) and once I had begun reading, I didn’t even notice the small print. Great book, you should read it!

I highly recommend this interesting book!

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House publishers for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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