Girl Well Read
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This book starts off completely delightful with a great hook. Sara arrives in small town USA to meet her elderly pen pal, Amy. When Amy fails to show, Sara is taken to Amy's house where her wake is in progress. Sara decides to stay at Amy's house, and inspired by her vast book collection, Sara opens a bookstore in the despondent town.
My complaints about this book are that it gives away the ending for Jane Eyre, so if you haven't already read it, I would suggest doing so in place of this one, and that it was too long, it could've easily been 80-100 pages shorter to tighten up the story. The story itself was interesting enough without all of the romantic subplots. I was more interested in Sara’s personal journey, her discoveries about Amy and her immersion in Broken Wheel and the quirky collection of characters that call Broken Wheel home.