Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Review The Bookshop on Autumn Lane #romance
November is a month were we think about giving thanks. I'm thankful for my fellow review friends, Nana Prah and Empi Baryeh. I'm also thankful for all my friends out there in blogger land.
This month we chose an appropriate book for autumn.
The Bookshop on Autumn Lane is part of the Truhart series by Cynthia Tennent
Big dreams can come true in a small town…
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her. Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…
But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…
Trudy’s never been the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…
When I began to read Bookshop On Autumn Lane I wasn't quite enamored with the main character, Trudy. She came off as uncaring and harsh. I did fall for Kit Darlington immediately. He is sincere, sweet, and I love a British accent.
However, as I delved deeper into the books pages I unearthed Trudy's problems. She had latent memories of her childhood and the small town of Truhart where she was a teenager and they weren't good ones.
As with most children and teenagers, our memories can get skewed. And when Trudy realizes her memories are somewhat false, her character evolves and becomes quite lovely.
In the end, I liked this sweet read and it's Happily Ever After.
Now let's head over to Nana and Empi's to read their reviews.
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I agree with you about Trudy not being the most likable character at the beginning of the book. I also found I couldn't really connect with her, but I ended up liking her and rooting for herReplyDelete
Great review. To be honest I found her to be honest in the beginning and I liked that. The way she treated the collie had me liking her even more.ReplyDelete
Cool review:) Happy November!ReplyDelete