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Wonderland Creek

Wonderland Creek
Lynn Austin
Bethany House Publishers

     Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the 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 a 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.
   I was actually very excited for this book, probably because my dream job since I was eight was to be a librarian (among other things). There were many good things about this book, but there were also some things I didn't like.
     The thing that really bothered me about this b…