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Wonderland Creek

Lynn Austin
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Wonderland Creek

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Lynn Austin Will Delight Readers with Her Winsome Heroine

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she's 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. 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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About "Wonderland Creek"

Lynn Austin Will Delight Readers with Her Winsome Heroine

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she's 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. 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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Meet the Author

Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin has authored several works of fiction, including Candle in the Darkness and Hidden Places, both winners of Christy Awards. In addition to writing, Lynn is a popular speaker at conferences, retreats, and various church and school events. She and her husband have three children and make their home in Illinois.

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Outstanding!
5 stars By Lauren, Dec 01 2017
This is a fabulous book! An enthralling adventure with plenty of food for thought as the characters face challenges and life lessons. Lynn Austin's characterisation is exceptional. Highly recommended.
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A Page Turner
5 stars By Jolene, Dec 28 2015
I am a HUGE fan of Lynn Austin books ever since I was introduced to her novels I have not been able to get enough.

I was initially annoyed at the main character of this book and her lack of maturity.   But as the story was masterfully woven I found myself wanting to know MORE!!

Without giving away the plot or spoiling it for you.  I can say you"ll find yourself falling in love with each character.  

I love how each Lynn Austin  book contains God's truth and love and forgiveness and grace and much more....

Enjoy

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Love Love Loved it.
5 stars By Lisa, Nov 06 2014
Alice makes me laugh out loud (similar to the humor of Austin's "Proper Pursuit").  This is such a feel good, exciting novel.  As is typical with Lynn Austin books, I learned a few historical tid-bits and  was swept away on a beautiful journey.  
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A Delight to Read
5 stars By Amy, Nov 18 2013
Any book by Lynn Austin is a book worth reading and this is one of my all-time favourites. Austin manages to mix genuine history, wild imagination and real-life questions about prayer and faith in an outrageous tale that somehow seems so very realistic when composed by her magic pen. I love the fact that I can relate and learn so much from the characters while still being thoroughly delighted and entertained by a wonderfully written storyline. Buy this book! You won't be disappointed.
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Great read!
5 stars By Audrey, Oct 02 2012
I love reading! I would shirk my duties as a stay-home-mum if I had a good book to read. I love loosing myself in the plot of a well written story and exciting dialogue. This was one of those kind of books.

I love the story of Wonderland Creek, because I could so relate to the main character Alice and her love for reading. 

I laughed at Alice's quirky thoughts about this strange world where she had landed and how she adapted and learned to fit in.

I finished the book and and felt like starting over and read it again.

Another thing I love about a book like this is the glimpse of history that it gives me; making me interested in finding out more about it. The idea of pack horse librarians is amazing. We need more great ideas like this from governments in time of depressions and recessions.

All round a excellent read and definitely on my favourites list.
 
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 337810
  • Product Code 9781441233950
  • ISBN 1441233954
  • EAN 9781441233950
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2011
  • Sales Rank #72101
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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