You may never look at a book the same way again....
Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookshop and daydreaming about Henry, the handsome deliveryman - in spite of the 300-year curse that rules her existence, along with the other shop owners on Blinney Lane, a niche shopping district in historical Salem.
Although unusual phenomenon occurs in her shop, contentment seems within reach - until her brother sends his spirited, teenage son, Ricky, to spend the summer with her. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.
Will Ricky heed Sarah's warnings...or accidentally awaken the weeping books of Blinney Lane, sending Sarah on a journey to a land filled with people she swore to forget?
Get ready for a modern fantasy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination.
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Frequent word usage errors made it a tough listen
I hate to give a well-meaning book such a low rating, but it appears no editor ever looked at this manuscript. It was hard to get lost in the story because the writing was so riddled with errors. The author thinks "droll" means "dull and dreary" (and she loves the word and uses it repeatedly). A "worrisome person" is apparently someone who worries a lot. "Machismo" is an adjective. Someone "likely would have *went* insane." Etc., Etc.
The concept and plot were intriguing enough, but the characters never came alive for me at all. Perhaps a compelling narrator could have overcome the writing flaws, but the narrator seemed to read everything in the same mildly stern tone regardless of the emotion of the scene. She also frequently stressed the wrong words in sentences, obscuring the meaning.
- Amazon Customer