Book: The Book Charmer
Author: Karen Hawkins
This is my 99th read for the year
This is the story of Sarah Dove and her family. Sarah always had a way with books. When she was young, she visited the library and a book spoke to her. Actually spoke. She grows up to be the town librarian, handing out books based on who needs to read them. The books tell her that they are to help a certain person, and Sarah lends them the book. The towns people come to rely on Sarah and her way of knowing exactly what they need and never turn down a book they get from her.
One day Grace and her small family show up in Sarah's town. Grace is in charge of her young niece and her mother who has fast progressing dementia. She is looking for a calmer job and life so that she will have the time she needs to look after her family. Sarah quickly latches onto Grace and feels that Grace was sent to the town for a reason. Grace isn't so sure and doesn't plan to stay in town long. Sarah and her group of friends will do everything in their power to change that.
This is a sweet story. I have been working for hours on end at our house and so this was a great audio book to pass the time. It is a sweet story and the characters are all very likable. I was drawn into the story of Grace and her past and Sarah and her small town. It is a story of friendship, love, and trials in a well written book. I didn't love the ending only because it wrapped up so quickly! I wish they would have taken the story just a little further.
Stars: 4 1/2
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