Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book Review; Wonderland Creek

About the Book:
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 myster--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

My Comments:
This book moves from one improbable situation to the next and by the time I was half-way through I didn't care any more or care to finish it.  Some of the Depression-era historical details were interesting but they weren't enough to keep me interested in the book.  DNF.

I'd like to thank the publisher for providing a complimentary review copy and as you can tell by the review, I was not obligated to review it positively.

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