Saturday, 6 January 2018

Book Review - The Bronte Book Club for Hopeless Romantics by Laura Briggs

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Title: The Bronte Book Club for Hopeless Romantics
Author: Laura Briggs
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied review copy
Publisher: Self Published 
Publication Date: 21st June 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

Quaint Lewis Cove is home to the charming three-story Victorian manor known as the Alice Wilshire Lending Library and its plucky librarian Peg Turner: the current hostess of the weekly Bronte Book Club, better known as the 'Hopeless Romantics' of all ages. Nurse Annette has been too busy working for love; mechanic Tim has missed the boat somewhere in his past; art student Sophie comes off as too unique, while tech geek C.J. has fallen—hopelessly—for the too-cool-to-care Llourdes. 

With her vacation plans indefinitely on hold for the summer, Peg has decided to transform the 'Hopeless Romantics' into hopeful ones. But while she's trying to help her fellow readers find romance, she's avoiding her matchmaker friend Caroline's latest blind date—only to see her best friend Cam, the ruggedly-cute-but-sometimes-curmudgeonly coffee shop owner fixed up instead. And that's something Peg isn't sure she likes.

Questions about love and last chances on her mind, and way too many books piled on her desk, will Peg succeed in finding romantic hope for anyone, including herself?

Loved the setting of Lewis Cove, and the Alice Wilshire Lending Library building was incredibly impressive too.  

This is the first in a new series of novellas by Laura Briggs, and I really enjoyed getting to know the members of the book club. However I found myself struggling to gel with Peg, possibly because she seemed rather unsettled and not quite herself throughout the book too. 

There is a fair amount of assorted match making in this book, some of it far more welcome than the rest, and Peg is involved on both sides of this. Unfortunately the book club meetings themselves took up a fair bit of the novella, which is understandable, but I'm not a person with any interest in the classics, so in depth discussions of Bronte books just doesn't do anything for me. 

I think full literary lovers will take far more from this novella, than I can, and although it was a sweet story, I much prefer the Wedding in Cornwall series from this author. 

Thanks to Laura Briggs for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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