And I certainly was! I was absolutely charmed with this sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of a bunch of misfits who gather together to share their love of reading and end up sharing friendships that would be put through tests and triumphs galore!
Author Amy Hill Hearth captures the tense atmosphere of the civil-rights era of the early 60s in the South in this quirky but captivating story. Her characters are personable and realistic for the time period, and the plot flows so smoothly, readers will be enthralled from the very beginning to the triumphant ending.
I highly recommend this novel for anyone interested in period fiction, and it would be absolutely perfect for book clubs!
Debut novelist Amy Hill Hearth is a former journalist and the author or coauthor of seven nonfiction books, including Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years, the New York Times bestseller-turned-Broadway play. She met her future husband, Blair, who was raised in Collier County, while she was working as a reporter in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1983. She is a graduate of the University of Tampa.
Check out her website at www.amyhillhearth.com for more information on her books and her blog.
I purchased this book for my personal collection.