Review: The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

The stories by the Bronte sisters were some of my favourites growing up and still are. My particular favourites are Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights so I was pleased to see them featured in this book.
The story centres around Lucy Alling who works in a gallery mostly selling antique books and helping out her delightfully eccentric boss Sid when he needs her. During the course of her work she meets the delicious James a lawyer who comes into the gallery to buy books for his grandmother and father. When James catches her out on a scam/lie it opens a can of worms involving both families, a trip to England and down memory lane to right a few wrongs.

The story was very engaging it had a strong storyline that branched off in a few different directions which connected effectively and kept the story fast paced. The relationship between James and Lucy keeps the romantic interest piqued and there are a few moments which tug at the heartstrings as well. I also enjoyed the constant references to the classic books and the quotes. It’s made me want to visit Haworth and see the Brontë house myself!

The ending was as to be expected in this genre but the twists and turns on the way kept it interesting and left it questionable as to whether things would turn out all right in the end after all.

I’d definitely be interested in reading books by this author again.


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