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With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?

When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surrounding herself with books and keeping her father's memory alive in the building where they spent so...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published 2012 by Inkberry Press
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ephrielle
I found this interesting more for the chance to see inside the life of a librarian than the story or characters. It sounds fun to be a librarian but not as glamorous as I always thought.

Addie feels very immature for the age she is representing, at least at first. Before long you discover that she is very mature in just about every facet of her life except boys. Her entire life is going through one massive upheaval.

The romance portion of the story felt near non-existent. Specifically between Addi...more
Kayla Murray
I found this book mid-July this summer and have read it a total of 1.5 times since (currently rereading). Relatively watered down compared to the paranormal meets romance meets suspense meets realistic fantasy meets young adult bookshelf that I frequent, I found the story surprisingly refreshing. I really enjoyed the day-to-day bickering between main characters Addie and Blake, as well as the way Tristi Pinkston gives her characters free-reign over how they affect the reader. I found parts of my...more
Book_freak
-An easy, interesting, super-enjoyable read that I flew through
-It's a well-written book, & the reason I emphasize this, is because, as popular as they may be, alot of the Wattpad "books" lack good writing
So this one was one of the best I've come across on Wattpad

-But as much as I loved it ( and Blake ;) I felt the romance could have been MUCH better developed and portrayed. Seriously, the first inkling or indication to any romance between Addie and Blake happened in chapter seventeen...whic...more
Nichole Giles
Once again, versatile author Tristi Pinkson has stretched into a new genre and has done so with aplomb. Her first foray into the young adult market is sure to be a crowd pleaser thanks to the quirky main character, Addie, who manages to always infuse humor into her real-life drama. This clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice will make you cry, and then laugh, and then growl with frustration at the stupidity of two people who are clearly meant to be together. The question is, will they ever see...more
Sally Chen
This is a REALLY GOOD BOOK. I actually read this book on Wattpad few months ago and it was AMAZING! Especially since the setting is a library. A LIBRARY!!! WHO WRITES A BOOK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF A LIBRARY?! NO ONE! They are way too busy with other stuff in relation to vampires or werewolves. But a LIBRARY?!?!?! NO.
That's what makes this book even more fascinating to read. It is much more realistic and true to the heart. GO TRISTI PINKSTON!! I ADMIRE AND RESPECT YOU!!!
LOVE THIS BOOK!
Diana
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were great and easy to relate to. I laughed out loud throughout this book and also shed a few tears. (I know it's good when an author can make me do both!) The story move along quickly so I didn't get bored. I loved Addie, Blake, and especially Addie's mom. They were all very strong characters whether they realized it or not. I totally recommend this book! Plus I have a lot of new books to add to my to-read list thanks to Addie.
Heather
Addie is a quirky character who's easy to relate to with believable conflicts and problems. The plot is engrossing with nice twists and turns and characters you want to root for. If you're looking for a light read for teens or anyone who is young at heart, I totally recommend this book!

Devina Dutta
A fun P and P spinoff which I found at wattpad. I loved the characters and the slightly changed plot. I liked the fact that the story was not directly lifted but that the backgrounds of certain characters were interchanged to make the book interesting. A fun light read!
Valerie Steimle
Turning Pages is a terrific story for anyone who wants to "get away" from reality for a while.

As the dedication says: "To every girl who has ever spent an entire day curled up with a good book."

With interesting characters and touching story of how a girl deals with the death of her father, Turning Pages takes the reader on a journey to another place. You cheer, you cry, you laugh and you cannot put this book down until you find out what happens.

Some readers might claim it was a modern "Pride an...more
Laura
This was a fun, sweet and cute story. I wanted to read something light to end my month of January and this was perfect. Addie Preston is going through many changes in her life. Her father died in a car accident three months ago, handsome but arrogant Blake Hansen has just been hired as the new assistant librarian (a position she was aiming for) and the city counsel has decided to tear down her beloved library to build a newer and bigger one.

Addie isn't happy about this and protests in all the wa...more
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I received this as part of the original book tour, but somehow it got lost in the mail, so I did receive a copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

An Overview of the Novel: Addie has wanted to work at the library for years and thinks that she's finally going to be named Assistant Librarian only to be passed up for the arrogant Blake, who hasn't even worked at a library before. Addie is furious and automatically dislikes Blake.

But then sh...more
Jaclyn
I have looked forward to reading this book for a while. I love Tristi's books and the humor she brings to her writing. I was not disappointed. I read this in a day because I was so stuck in the story.

Here is the synopsis:

With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?

When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surroun...more
Mandi Slack
Turning Pages, Tristi Pinkston's newest novel, is a story that will leave a smile on your face. Addie Preston, a college student who works at the local library has had a difficult life. After losing her mother at a very young age, she is faced with all the turmoil of dealing with her father's recent death. She, along with her step-mother, and younger siblings are faced with some difficult challenges. Then to compound the situation even further, Addie is suddenly passed up for a promotion she has...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Addie is on a mission. She is bound and determined to save her library. The city has decided to tear down the old and rebuild on the site. The library has many memories of spending quality time with her recently deceased father. In her heart she can't bear to see it go.

Addie's dream job is to be a librarian. That's why she's in school studying Library Science and working at the library. Her dreams are put on temporary hold when Blake walks in and takes the job she had almost been promised, Assis...more
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston is not only super adorable on the outside (I mean, just look at that cover!) but it is also a sweet story on the inside! The main character is a huge book nerd who happens to be dealing with some real-life issues. And let’s not forget that most of the book takes place in a library. It all makes me ask, what’s not to love?

I loved Addie as a main character! She was such a sweet, caring, passionate girl going through some of the hardest things she’s ever gone throug...more
Samantha
I received this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads Giveaways and as a librarian myself that was one of the main aspects that drew me into the story. I also loved that it was almost like a modern version of Pride and Prejudice. Another aspect I really enjoyed is that Blake rides a motorcycle. Seeing that I am a motorcycle librarian myself, I found that to be pretty awesome. The story is a cute one and it is a really quick read. It highlights some issues libraries face, especially regarding...more
MaryAnn Dennis
First off--the cover is beautiful, and I love titles with double meanings.

Picture Massachusetts in the fall . . .
Addie Preston has already suffered the loss of her birth mother when she was a baby. Recently, she lost her father in a car crash and her step mother is recovering from the same accident and hasn't been able to work.

Addie is majoring in Library Science with the dream of spending her life in this work. Along comes Blake, handsome, a bit arrogant, and unknowingly takes Addie's promotion...more
Shanda
Turning Pages is a cute story about Addie Preston, a college student who works at the local library. She hasn’t had the easiest life, which is probably why she finds such comfort in the books she loves.

Addie and her family are dealing with the recent death of her father in a car accident that also injured her step-mother. Addie’s own mother died when she was little, and Addie, her younger siblings, and her step-mom have to face the reality that they can’t afford to stay in their home. She was pa...more
Laura D.
What a cute story. This was a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Addie has had a pretty rough couple months in this story. Her dad died in a car accident and the families financial situation gets pretty rough, she doesn’t get the promotion she’d been expecting at the library that was basically promised her earlier, and the guy who did get it seems to be a pretty arrogant boss type guy. Her attempts to change the citiy leaders minds about tearing down the building don’t work. Sh...more
Kathryn  Cooper
reviewed on Clean Adult Fiction

This book was a fun and light read. Like many of you I'm a book lover so it was nice to have the main character be a librarian and obsessed with the library and books. When they met, Addie thought her new boss, Blake, was more into business than enjoying the library. Let's just say they didn't hit it off at the start. Plus Blake was engaged.

Poor Addie just couldn't let go of her library. I see why she was attached, but it still annoyed me at times since I'm the o...more
RivkaBelle
Book provided by author for review.
Review originally published on my blog: AWordsWorth.blogspot.com

How do I love thee, let me count the ways ...
... You're about a girl who's going to school to be a librarian, and works in a library.
... You're a nod to my beloved Pride & Prejudice.
... You made me laugh out loud, garnering odd stares from the cat.

Seriously though, Turning Pages was a delight to read. Addie Preston is a girl after my own heart, working her way through Library School while al...more
Anita
This was a sweet, easy read, that was really enjoyable. I really grew to love Addie as a character, and loved seeing her grow and develop. Addie and her family are recovering from the death of their father. Addie's step-mom (the only mom Addie's ever known), is having an especially hard time, and recovering from injuries sustained in the car accident that killed her husband. Addie is a huge bookworm and was promised the job of head librarian at her local library. When the job is given to a new g...more
Jenny
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Julie O'Neal
Addie is getting a promotion at the library...until Blake shows up and takes that position away from her. Not only that, but the library is going to be torn down to build a brand new library in its place. Addie is super mad...at least that is what we are supposed to believe. I had a hard time believing the emotions of the characters in this book. They really fell flat. Addie is supposed to hate Blake for taking her job and for being such a jerk (I know this because she says so). However, it neve...more
Englishrose
I was a bit surprised in the way this book turned out. I had expected a fun and flirty romance that played on the Austen classic of Pride and Prejudice. I didn't see the correlation very often, but rather found a unique story of love, loss and a bit of confusion. Addie's story and growth had much more to do with letting go with the past and dealing with grief, rather than actually falling in love. Blake is a strong and silent type, but I didn't feel like he was ever developing or fighting an att...more
Lucinda
'Turning Pages' was a breath of fresh air. I started reading it solely on account of the theme and the blurb (who doesn't love books and libraries, right?) and was quickly engrossed in the wit and lightness of the story.
Addie is a quirky character who is very sure of her opinions and her way of seeing things. Her personal life has recently gone through some changes and when more changes come in her work life, she resists those as fiercely as she can. By the end, her growth is something that make...more
Jacki
This was a Goodreads First Reads. This is one of the best books I've read in quite a while! Based on Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the story follows soon-to-be-librarian Addie and the man who steals her coveted assistant librarian position, Blake. Addie and Blake have to work together as the library looses funding and must be torn down to be rebuilt. This library is where Addie has the best memories of her father, who passed away in a car crash a few months before the story starts, hence why she...more
Elmo
This was a sweet story, but the link to Pride and Prejudice was almost non-existent. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't been searching for links to P&P.
I found Addie really likeable and it was nice to have a heroine who wasn't too perfect, but I had some trouble with Blake. For almost the whole book he is engaged to someone else and it seems like when that's suddenly over, he just made a transfer to Addie. I would have liked it better if he just had a girlfriend and it didn't...more
Andrea
Turning Pages by Tristi Pinkston is a modern-day re-telling of Pride and Prejudice.

Addie Preston has been struggling since the recent death of her father, but at least her job at her beloved library provides stability in her life. At least it does until Blake is hired for the position she was promised, and major changes are announced for the library. There is instant bad blood, but working together forces them to get to know each other, and Addie comes to realize that not only is Blake handsome,...more
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I am sure that the author's writing style reminded me of Pride and Prejudice by J. Austen. Anyhow, it's actually pretty good. Addie (the female hero) has a lot on her shoulders. Her father died and her family hardly makes end meet. A new disappointment settles over her life as an inquisitive stranger takes her promotion instead of her. So, she hates him. But as the library they are working in is going to close in order to make another grander one (and much newer!) she...more
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