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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,303 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynn Austin Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction.

In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she has planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Alice is heartbroken. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.

Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal.

But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated, not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. While Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery—and especially romance—are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Austin does an amazing job of touching the reader with each character she creates. Alice plunges herself into each book she reads, in order to find the life she is missing. The lessons that she learns and the love she finds make this a page-turner.”

    Romantic Times

  • Winner of the 2012 Christy Award for Historical Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pam | 2/8/2014

    " This book is set during the depression. A 22 year-old Alice Ripley still lives with her parents and works at the public library. Her dad is a pastor and they live in Illinois. Alice's world falls apart when she loses her job and the same day her boyfriend breaks up with her. Alice ends up traveling with her aunt and uncle to a remote town in Kentucky, to drop off five boxes of donated books. Her relatives drop her off, promising to return in two weeks. The life Alice finds is very different that what she left in Illinois. Though I often thought, "Grow up, young lady", the adventures Alice was part of and the look at rural Kentucky life during the depression kept me enjoying this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Regina | 2/3/2014

    " Great book! As a lover of books and reading, I found the whole librarian aspect very interesting. But I was also so ecstatic to find the postpartum depression story line in the book! As someone who has been through this hell myself, it makes me so happy to find that more and more people are talking about it, writing about it, incorporating it into TV shows, etc. The more people talk about it, the less shame accompanies it. Women will hopefully receive treatment much sooner and people who have not experienced it will be less judgemental and show compassion. So, thank you, Lynn Austin! Thank you for giving us a voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lmstclair3 | 1/30/2014

    " Good book. This one may make all readers think for a moment of the amount of time we spend reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marz | 1/19/2014

    " One of my favorites! The main character is thrown into adventure after a lifetime of reading musty books and working in the local library. "

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