Welcome to Perky's Books & Gifts, where gardening books blossom into bouquets, cookbooks sizzle with succulent juices, and military history books can be lethal. Don't mind the mutilated body behind the werewolf display, or the fact that the cafe manager is an egregore; Frankenstein was one, too.
The story of Perky's Books & Gifts begins with murder and ends with true love. It is told by Madison, Perky's night manager. She must band with her quirky (maybe just plain crazy) staff to figure out just what is making the books spring to life and terrorize the store and its customers. Does it have something to do with the new café worker, the possible new tribe of owners, the no-nonsense Colonel, or the mysterious lady who just suddenly appears at a café table, only to disappear just as suddenly with only a feather remaining?
Perky's Books & Gifts; a place where you can find murder, mystery, love, monsters, demons, and giant festive hats. All of that, and books too!
I would indeed recommend both the writer and the narrator who brings it alive and dances through our minds.
It took a couple of minutes to really figure out the story's direction but that was okay and enjoyable.
Certainly the genre may affect ones choice of the book but once you've suspended your own sense of reality and fallen down the rabbit hole it is so marvelous.
For me it provided just enough focus and diversion to enhance pain relief. Thank you.
And, thank you, Holly for being the narrator who brought it alive