Alice Grace Ripley is a book-nerd and librarian rolled into one. Her nose is always stuck in a book as the rest of the world suffers through the Great Depression. But after she loses her job at the library and her boyfriend, Alice decides to do something drastic. So she sets off with her aunt and uncle to deliver donated books to a tiny coal-mining town in the Kentucky mountains. Her little trip ends up becoming the biggest adventure of her life - way better than any book she's ever read.
This book was funny, exciting, and different. I love books set in the Depression. I thought the main character, Alice, was perfect. I could relate to her because we both have a somewhat unhealthy addiction to books! I do believe that you can read too many books, as Alice discovers, and it keeps you from living out your own story in life, whatever that may be.
I think this book reminded me a lot of Christy by Catherine Marshall (Just imagine a stuck-up Christy!). I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to Austin's next book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.