Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious measures to reach her goals.
When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt, and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change. In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother Helen hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.
Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom, as Helen confronts the ghosts of her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines, who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of change. Now Lucy must go back into her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.
This is the first book I’ve read by Katherine Reay, but it won’t be the last!
I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and settings.
Lucy is one of my favorite characters in the book which as it should be since the story focus’s on her career, relationships and the changes she must make.
I can honestly say that I wouldn’t do some of the things she did but,she’s sweet and harmless. She meant well and that’s all I’ll say about that!
I really liked the relationship between James and Lucy. I felt like they were good together and made a great couple.
I adored Helen(James grandmother). The journey that she invited Lucy to embark upon with her was amazing. The author made me feel like I was a traveling companion with them as they made their way across England.
The literary references and discussions Lucy and Helen had were so enjoyable to read. It was wonderful to read about characters that love to read.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given.