Monday, March 18, 2013

Review ~ "Turning Pages" by Tristi Pinkston

Turning PagesTurning Pages by Tristi Pinkston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre:  Pride and Prejudice retelling (modern day)

Book Description: 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 much time together.

Soon, Addie learns that her beloved library will be torn down to make room for a larger facility, and she has to make a choice. Fight, or let go?
To complicate things, she finds herself attracted to Blake, who is engaged to someone else. Will Blake and Addie ever resolve their differences? 

My thoughts:  Addie is on a mission. She is bound and determined to save her local 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, Assistant Librarian. This makes the starting of their relationship as co-workers rocky at best.

Both learns that their preconceived notions were not reality concerning the other. Softening of heart and mind are all part of the fun of the story. The situations that Addie finds herself in left a smile on my face and had me wanting to turn the pages to find out what would happen next.

Tristi has written this book in a very upbeat and clever way. I loved the  voice she used. This book was a very good fit for me.


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