The book charmer

4 stars

This was a fun, lighthearted read.

I don’t read this type of book very often, and it’s a nice change of pace from the fantasy and mystery/thrillers that I normally read. It was a quick and easy read, and the perfect book to read if you want to feel good and escape for awhile.

Grace is an ambitious woman with a fast-paced city life. When her sister tragically dies, she finds herself at a loss. Caring for her young niece and ailing foster mother, she moves to small town Dove Pond, N.C. to grieve and pull things together before she returns to her former life. Giving herself a year in town to figure it all out, she is not interested in making a life there, let alone make friends or get romantically involved. She certainly has no intention of getting to know her neighbors, quirky and talkative Sarah Dove and cynical veteran Travis Parker. But life is funny that way, and best-laid plans have a way of changing.

The town of Dove Pond always seems to have good luck when the Dove family has seven daughters, but the town’s luck may be running out. Books have whispered secrets to Sarah Dove her whole life and she uses her position as the town librarian to make sure the perfect book makes it into the hands of the person that needs it most. Lately the books have whispered that change is coming to Dove Pond, and Sarah believes the outside help of Grace is just what is needed to save the town. Initially reluctant to get involved any further than necessary, Sarah eventually convinces Grace to help save the town. Grace finds that perhaps her idea to keep people at arms length wasn’t the best idea after all.

This is a warm, entertaining book. If you’re looking for a feel-good book to read, then I recommend you read this one.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.