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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Review: Wonderland Creek, by Lynn Austin

Hey, guys! Lee here! Haven’t posted in awhile, sorry! Anyways…

Mom got a book for review, and I snatched it up before she got to read any of it. I just got done reading it and Mom demands I do a review for her. Sheesh… Well, actually, I don’t mind too much, hehe. Winking smile

Ok, here goes…


Wonderland Creek, by Lynn Austin
Published by Bethany House
Paperback, 400 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0498-2   
Retail: $14.99 (can be purchased at the publisher’s website)

“I was perfectly content with my life--that is, until the pages of my story were ripped out before I had a chance to live happily ever after.

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real one. To top it off, Alice loses her beloved library job because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Longing to run from small-town gossip, Alice flees to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the tiny coal-mining town of Acorn, a place with no running water, no electricity, and where the librarians ride ornery horses up steep mountain passes to deliver books. When Alice is forced to stay in Acorn far longer than she planned, she discovers that real-life adventure, mystery--and especially romance--may be far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.” (description from Bethany House)

I enjoyed this book a lot! Like the description says, it has adventure, mystery, and a little romance. There are hardly any slow parts in the book, and the plot makes you want to keep reading it and figure out the mystery! The characters are well-developed, and many you grow to admire and like. My favorite character is probably Miss Lillie, a 100-year-old Negro woman who’s mind is still very sharp.

There are some mature topics in the book, such as: death, murder, and depression.


***Disclaimer: This book was received from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. See my Disclosure/Policies.***

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