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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
Now available in one volumethree novels by Katherine Reay! Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy & Jane, The Brontë Plot
Dear Mr. Knightley
Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of othersnamely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own storyby giving that story to a complete stranger.
Lizzy & Jane
Elizabeth left her familys home in Seattle fifteen years ago to pursue her lifelong dreamchefing her own restaurant in New York City. Jane stayed behind to raise a family. Estranged since their mothers death many years ago, the circumstances of their lives are about to bring them together once again.
The Brontë Plot
When a rare-books dealer goes to England, she discovers more than just the famous writing hauntsshe discovers how to love and be loved in todays modern world.
"Katherine Reays Dear Mr. Knightley kept me up until 2:00 a.m.; I simply couldnt put it down." Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Tower
Katherine Reay has enjoyed a life-long affair with the works of Jane Austen and her contemporarieswho provide constant inspiration both for writing and for life. She is the author of three previous novels, and her debut, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut, and winner of two Carol Awards for Best Debut and Best Contemporary. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, and tae kwon do black belt. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family recently moved back to Chicago. Visit her on line at katherinereay.com Facebook: katherinereaybooks Twitter: @Katherine_Reay
Instant Frontier Family is an Instant Good Read5 Stars Out Of 5Bronte Plot is a wonderful bookish story!January 12, 2016Instant Frontier Family is an Instant Good ReadQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Books! The smell, the feel, the experience - the stories. Step into Sid's shop and meet Lucy Alling. She's a bookish sort who takes her job there seriously, but doesn't have any true confidence in herself. She has been enjoying "Book Day" for years, and suddenly her conscience is challenged. Watch Lucy struggle with inner issues as she opens herself to new experiences beyond her comfort zone.
Meet James and his grandmother Helen, who pull Lucy from her shell and journey into the past in order to better face the future. All does not go well. I'm no Bronte expert, but I thoroughly enjoyed this literary journey. This isn't action packed mystery, or suspense. This is a wonderful story of self-discovery and second chances, and realizing that sometimes it is ok to not be ok. Loved it. Will keep looking for Katherine's books!
Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Bronte PlotDecember 8, 2015Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Interesting, loved how she described the library around her, even to the polish. Made one feel like you were part of
what she was doing and looking at.
Kinda threw me off in the beginning of story, with Sid, he was her boss, yet in the design business. How did they come together.
Loved Helen, the grandmother of James. They meet when he comes in to.buy a book for his Grandmother
what motivated Lucy of selling rare books, using unorthodox methods. Could of been a complete downfall for her
When Helen. hires her as a consultant for a London literary. The avenues, and wisdom of Helen, showed Lucy
that she needed to deal with the past.
Loved how the author brought in the Bronte Sisters, into this story. Also, reminding Lucy of their endurance
I thought ending was good, completing the circle , of the end of what was her downfall, to that of a new beginning
Enjoyable novel, for all ages, especially those that love the literary aspect
Was given book from Thomas Nelson/ Literary Guild for my honest opinion
The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5Disappointing!November 7, 2015The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 3The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay is a contemporary fiction novel. Lucy Alling works for Sid McKenna at McKenna Antiques and Design (he does lovely designs). Lucy works in the store (while Sid is out doing design work) and is completely responsible for acquiring and selling the books. Lucy loves books and their stories. Unfortunately, she has taken a few liberties with the books she has acquired for the store and then sold.
James Carmichael comes into the store looking for a gift for his grandmother. Lucy is instantly attracted to James. She sells him a lovely book for his grandmother, Helen Carmichael. James and Lucy start dating and fall in love. But then James discovers what Lucy did with the books. James sees things in black and white. James breaks up with Lucy.
James grandmother, Helen had an odd reaction when she first met Lucy. It turns out that Helen knew Lucys grandfather. Helen and Lucy go on a journey to England. Helen needs to make right a wrong from her past. Will Lucy be able to understand that what she did was wrong? Is there a future for Lucy and James?
I did enjoy some parts of The Bronte Plot. The things I enjoyed the most was the history of the writers in England and the description of the gorgeous 1950s Danish silver that Helen Carmichael purchased. I cannot believe what Lucy did to the books (and that she thought it was okay to do it). To me The Bronte Plot was just another romance book (with a life lesson thrown in). I give The Bronte Plot 2.75 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of The Bronte Plot from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.