Six-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin has won a loyal following for her inspiring historical fiction. In Wonderland Creek, young Chicago-area librarian Alice Grace Ripley is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks up with her just as the Great Depression forces her out of a job. To escape the local gossip, Alice volunteers to deliver donated books to a library in rural Kentucky. There she discovers that God still has a plan for her after all.
©2011 Lynn Austin (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
I don't think I would - the characters felt fairly 3 dimensional but the circumstances were so implausible at times - like what aunt and uncle would leave their young, impressionable and naive, unmarried niece at a home of complete strangers whom they don't even both getting out of the car to meet before speeding off?
I listened to "A Crocodile in the Sand", and really loved it
no, but I thought she read this story quite well
no, the story's implausibility was a barrier for me
This is a nice story, interesting mystery...if you can get past the scenerio that has this young woman staying with complete strangers.
This was my first Lynn Austin book so I had no idea what to expect. Ms. Austin is a very good writer, weaving gospel into a very fun and adventurous story. The main character was so annoying at first but as she learned more about life, God and herself she began to change. Two cautions, first the ending seemed very rushed to me and left me with some unanswered questions, definitely wanted more. Secondly, I would have loved to see more development with the romance. If you like Christian novels and a fun story that keeps you wanting more I would recommend this book.
A person's journey and a person's spiritual walk can be guided by the most unlikely of circumstances and people!!
Finding out who actually shot Wonderland Creek's librarian!
Yes!! Making the characters so colorful and real!!
Wonderland Creek was a heartwarming story well written and narrated. The characters were believable and the story was interesting. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to listen to a "feel good" story.
Just an absolutely charming story and not fluff. The good core richness of life, learning, love and faith. Endurance and coming to live beyond oneself. Marvelous. Loved it.
The main character got on my nerves. The beginning of the storyline called for her to be naive, spoiled, and to have an attitude of entitlement, but I thought that was so she could have a revelation about how spoiled she was and wake up to the real world. It never happened. She whined about how hard everything was, how she didn't want to work, and how she
Not sure yet. Maybe a book I never bothered to read in high school that actually sounds interesing now :)
She has a clear, strong voice that captures ever the subtlest of emotions. I will definitly listen to another book read by Kate!
Read more historical fiction.
Althought not her best novel, I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and I would recommend this to anyone.
I loved the insight into the Kentucky mountain culture through the eyes of an outsider. Great Story and well read.
It was fun, different, simple and complicated at the same time. The writer evoked wonderful images in my mind. I would happily return to the time and place where the story was set.
I loved everyone - that sounds like a lazy response. But I mean it - each character had their own quirks and foibles - keeping them real while the escapades were so fanciful.
Again hard to pick - what would I do if a gun was pointed at me? But alone in the wilderness at night - holy c....
It was too much to take in all at once - but I did have three sleepless nights in a row not wanting to wait to listen to what happened next.
I have not been asked this review if this book should be a film - I really hope it is - and very soon.
Christian Wife and Mother
It was a slow start and I did get a tiny bit tripped up by some of the details. It seemed like a long wait for her "scripture nuggets (insights - biblical wisdom)" that I appreciate so much but they were worth the wait. Overall very good. she always leaves me with some things to think about. I like that.
Report Inappropriate Content