Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Prah, Constantine and Prah Reviews:The Librarian by Christy Sloat

August is here and I hope the sunshine has remained steady and pleasant for you. If you haven’t yet gone on vacation have a good one, and remember to take along a good book. This month we chose a paranormal and as the title suggests, books were a major part of the story.
Remember to hop over to Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to see what they thought.

The Blurb
He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles.

Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.

When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages… 

 My Review
Time travel is never an easy concept to tackle in a book. Someone, usually the reader, tends to end up with a headache. In this case the heroine ended up with one as well. In every time travel book, movie or show I’ve experience where the past is involved there is always the concept of not disturbing the present time because if they did then the future would be changed. It takes Emme a long time to grasp this. And I couldn’t understand why – especially since she mentioned it herself when she’d initially woken up in the past.

There were quite a few things I couldn’t understand in story. I wasn’t clear about the purpose of the Librarians – history had been recorded for years without their observations and I’m still boggled as to how they could go back in time and observe the past without influencing it.

Emme seemed like a nice young woman, but I couldn’t relate to her. At least not until she started behaving in a sensible manner. I wasn’t a fan of the insta-love that took place between the hero (one of them) and heroine. One minute she’s meeting Jack Ridgewall, and the next she wants to stay in his time period, forgoing everything she knows for a man she’s met a few times for a few hours. I wasn’t buying it. There were a few scenes in the book where I had to wait in order to understand the purpose or meaning of why they'd been written in.  I’m still waiting.

I give this book three out of five book shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased this book from AmazonUK.

Here’s the AmazonUS link. 


  1. Very good and insightful review, Nana!

  2. Nana, I agree with you on the questions, but I still enjoyed the book for some reason.

    1. It's not often that we disagree. I find it entertaining.


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