The Book Charmer

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship.
Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents-Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book.

Hott Review:

I absolutely love reading The Book Charmer!!

The Book Charmer is an emotional, fun, journey that will be especially impactful for those of us that have experienced the horrors of dementia, either side of the foster system, or the loss of a sister. I completely understood Grace, and her love of Excel, so much that I laughed, cried, and cringed my way through every page of this marvelous read.

If you’re looking for fiction with grains of truth, and impactful verse you want this book! Some of the things I found particularly impacting were:
… Life is not fair. I sometimes think it was never supposed to be. Life is made up of moments, good and bad. But while you don’t get to pick all of the moments, you get to pick which ones you cling to

Don’t miss your chance to read this amazing book!!


Author: Karen Hawkins
Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: July 30th 2019 by Gallery Books
Genre: Romance
ISBN: 1982105542 (ISBN13: 9781982105549)
Pages: 368
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA – just a couple of steamy glances & an ackward kiss
Setting: Dove Pond, North Carolina
Series: Dove Pond #1

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, she takes Instagram pictures of her two rescue dogs, Sadie and Teke, and posts them online.

Yeah, she’s a wild one.

Karen lives in balmy Orlando, Florida, with her husband, aka Hot Cop, and her two dogs. Her children are both out of college and have become productive, non-violent members of society. Karen writes six to eight hours a day when not obsessively reading research books on Regency-era Scotland, snacking on chocolate, or looking out the windows of her house and thinking about gardening. Her hobbies include sculpting, oil painting, playing badminton, and — ok, ok, she doesn’t have any hobbies, but if she did, she’s sure they’d be something refined and fascinating.

If you want to follow Karen on any of the various social media outlets that allow her to engage in ‘productive procrastination,’ you can find her at:

Karen Hawkins website Karen Hawkins twitter Karen Hawkins facebook

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