Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Turning the Pages

Tristi Pinkston
Contemporary Romance

"And not only that, but you're supposed to talk quietly in the library, and you can't really retort in a whisper."

Ever since the death of her father a few months ago, Addie Preston has thrown herself into working at the local library.  The wonderful old place is filled with the smell of books, silly story-times, and regular visitors.  And, she's in line for a promotion.  That is, until Blake Hansen shows up with his business degree...and her job.  As if that weren't enough, it seems that the city is planning to tear down the old building and put in another - putting the library and all their jobs on the line.  Addie can't let them do that, can she?  But how can she fight?  Especially when she's having difficulty fighting her attraction to Blake.  But she has to fight.  Blake is the enemy - and he's engaged.  Besides, someone has to stand up for the old library that holds so many memories.  Don't they?

My Opinion: I was a bit surprised in the way this book turned out.  I had expected a fun and flirty romance that played on the Austen classic of Pride and Prejudice.  I didn't see the correlation very often, but rather found a unique story of love, loss and a bit of confusion.  Addie's story and growth had much more to do with letting go with the past and dealing with grief, rather than actually falling in love.  Blake is a strong and silent type, but I didn't feel like he was ever developing or fighting an attraction.  Rather, the romance seemed more of an after-thought to a plot filled with deep emotion and pedantic events.  There were times I was confused as to the characters' motivations.  Although this would be a good book if you were looking for a story of moving on and dealing with change,  I wasn't.  I was looking for more of a sweet romance and was left feeling flat.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for your review! I appreciate it.

    If you're interested, you can visit, where I have a page that outlines all the Jane Austen threads in the story. It was fun to put together. :)



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