Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Book Review: The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay/Fiction-Adult/NETGALLEY ARC/Published in 2015

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay. 

Title: The Brontë Plot
Genre: Fiction-Adult
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Author: Katherine Reay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: November 03, 2015
Language: English
Paperback: 352 pages
Meet the Author: Katherine Reay
Buy Me: Amazon 

Book Description

“You’re going to love The Brontë Plot.” —Debbie Macomber
When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.
Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change.
In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.
As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom as Helen confronts ghosts from her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of impossible circumstances.
Now Lucy must face her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.

My Thoughts
The Brontë Plot was one of these books that as much as I wanted to like it and connect with the characters, it was not the case. I found it to be slow and never got me really interested in the main character Lucy and what was going on in the story. What I did like was the conversations about books between Lucy and Helen but other than that there was nothing really for me to like about this book. The plot was not a good one. I did not like the author's writing style and as I said the characters were not strong or believable. I think the way the story is presented does not allow the reader to really get to know the characters, their feelings, not so much detail given and confusing at times. Unfortunately, The Brontë Plot was a book hard to read and for what we can read in its description, the expectations were high but a little disappointed after reading it

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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