I was perfectly content with my life--that is, until the pages of my story were ripped out before I had a chance to live happily ever after.Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real one. To top it off, Alice loses her beloved library job because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.
Longing to run from small-town gossip, Alice flees to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the tiny coal-mining town of Acorn, a place with no running water, no electricity, and where the librarians ride ornery horses up steep mountain passes to deliver books. When Alice is forced to stay in Acorn far longer than she planned, she discovers that real-life adventure, mystery--and especially romance--may be far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.
My Reveiw: I enjoyed reading this engaging book - it was easy to get into and for the most part, held my attendion, there was a somewhat slow part in the middle that I had to work my way through and it soon got interesting again. I liked being reminded of all the modern convinences that we all take for granted. I like the idea of simplicity, yet not quite the backwoods roughing it that the people of this small town were used to. I would recommend this book to others.
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