Thursday, July 8, 2021

Books from the Backlog - By Book or By Crook


Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!


Goodreads:  By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates

Blurb:  For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.
Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.

Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending....

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I've read a couple of the middle books in this series and I think I'm going to add this series in to My Year of the Series project as soon as I get caught upon the next series.

11 comments:

  1. I would love to work in a lighthouse library, or even just visit one!

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  2. Love the cover & your commitment to work on getting those series read!

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  3. I read this one and I really liked the characters. It's cozy so a little quirkier than what I prefer but a good story.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  4. This sounds like a good one. Always love librarian stories! Hugs and hope you're doing well. RO

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  5. This sounds like such a good book! I love the setting and the fact that there is a mystery around a priceless book.

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  6. I just got all caught up on this series, it's not a favorite but I do enjoy it!

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  7. I have been eyeing this book. I love lighthouses and libraries, too, of course. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I've been wanting to read this series for some time now.

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  9. I have to get back to reading this series. I loved the first couple of books I read.

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