Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath

Primrose's parents have returned after being lost at sea and life should be getting back to normal, right?  I'm not sure Primrose knows what normal is.  She's outspoken, takes action when she thinks she needs to, and she has some challenges in this story, too.

Schwartz & Wade allowed me to download and read the ebook of this story (thank you).  It has been published, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

The first thing Primrose tries to do is play matchmaker with her Uncle Jack and Kate, who runs the restaurant that always serves waffles.  They appear to be in love, but they aren't doing anything about it.  Her method of getting them together is unique and very quirky.  It will make you smile.

The other big excitement for Primrose is that the folks she stayed with when her parents were missing have a new foster child.  He's a boy close to her own age and they become good friends.  When his father takes him back, she's saddened and concerned about him.  

This is typical small town life and it's almost old fashioned in out look and life.  I was reminded of books published in the 50's that showed a simpler life and everyday concerns.  I enjoyed reading this book.  Primrose is a character that keeps your attention while you wonder what she's going to do next.  Why not buy a copy and follow her adventures yourself?

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

A more calm lifestyle full of fun, sounds like a great read! Love when kids get involved in the love game...never know what to expect.