Book review: The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend

SARA is 28 and works in a bookshop in Sweden.

Katarina Bivald

Chatto & Windus, €16.99; ebook, €10.99

For a while now, she has been corresponding and swapping books with Amy, a pensioner who lives in the godforsaken town of Broken Wheel, Iowa, in the United States.

When Sara loses her job, she heads off to visit Amy. By the time she gets there, however, Amy has died.

Alone and at a loss as to what to do, Sara opens a bookshop.

The townspeople soon take her to their hearts and Sara, in turn, falls for Broken Wheel.

With her tourist visa about to expire, a plan is hatched to marry her off to Amy’s eligible nephew Tom, but will they be able to convince the authorities it is a genuine love match?

If you’re looking for a book about books, which this professes to be, you’ll be disappointed.

If you’re looking for some predictable, happy-ever-after chick-lit, you’ll love it.


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