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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
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After losing her job as a bookseller, Swede Sara Lindqvist, makes the fateful decision to travel across the Atlantic to visit her American pen pal, Amy Harris. What she finds though on her arrival is much more than she bargained for. Firstly the romantic thoughts of relaxing and reading with her friend are put on hold after the shock news that Amy has recently passed away and secondly Broken Wheel is a shadow of it's former self.

Sara is shocked by what she finds and is totally overwhelmed by the hospitality of the locals who not only allow her to stay in Amy's house, but also refuse to let her pay for anything. After a bit of thought Sara realises that the only way to give back is by opening a store and sharing Amy's books with the town. Although slow on the intake, when Broken Wheels civil pride is at stake after bad words from neighbouring town Hope, the resident's rally to the cause and bring out the best in everyone. One thing that's clear is that Sara's arrival has brought new life to Broken Wheel and when the immigration office threaten to take her away, little do they know this is a town that will not allow itself to fall apart again, as they come up with a clever and hilarious roost to ensure Sara stays for good.

Author Katarina Bivald, has filled the pages with literary goodness, with lines from Austen, Bridget Jones and many others, but it's Broken Wheel and it's people that make the story. Sara for one is brilliant as the unassuming heroine who not only grows as the book goes along but also gives wonderful views on the towns folks. Amy's nephew, Tom, George, Caroline and the rest all have their own emotional scars to bear that Sara and her books in some little ways heal. For lovers of both people and literature, this a charming read comes highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

February 3, 2016 – Shelved
February 3, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 5, 2016 – Started Reading
February 6, 2016 –
page 71
February 6, 2016 –
page 210
February 7, 2016 –
page 252
February 8, 2016 –
page 321
February 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Carolyn Sounds great Michael! I bought it recently am itching to read it :)

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