Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Review: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Title: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Author: Katarina Bivald
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Source: Publisher

Imagine going to a different country to visit a person that you have come to know through written letters, only to learn once you got there that she has passed away...

That would put a small damper on your vacation, don't you think?

This is exactly what happens to Sara.  Sara corresponded for a good while with Amy before deciding to visit Amy in America...and then when she got there she learned that Amy passed away.  However, instead of turning around and going home, the rest of the small town of Broken Wheel insist that Sara stays in Amy's home and takes it upon themselves to host her.

Amy and Sara shared a love of books and so Sara decides to open up a small bookstore in the town of Broken Wheel to remember Amy.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is like reading a Hallmark Channel movie.  So, if you like those movies, you will like this book.  That being said, this book is also as predictable as a Hallmark Channel movie....

The characters were not my favorite.  A lot of them fell sort of flat for me.  And a lot of their growth was rather predictable.  Almost everyone in town was friendly with one another.  You had your busybodies that tried to control all things and everyone that lived within the small dying town of Broken Wheel.  There were the characters that were afraid of change and the ones that wanted change.

All in all, it was just very very predictable.

And Sara.  I just couldn't really believe her situation.  Then again, I normally don't fall prey to Hallmark Channel movie plot lines either.

And everything happens so quickly which only lead more to my not being able to really get into this story and fall in love with it.  And I did want to.  I really did.

And since it is just like a Hallmark Channel movie, the plot is pretty much something you can expect. You know who love interests are for who, you know who is out to ruin who, you know whats coming next and you pretty much will be able to guess the end within the first 10 minutes.

I know some people out there really enjoy light and fluffy reads and movies like those that appear on the Hallmark Channel.  I, however, am just not really one of those people.

My Rating
2 Stars

This review is based on an ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts are my own.

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