Family, Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

This book has been on the bestseller list for quite a while and I’ve been waiting to read it for almost a month. I’m happy to say that this novel did not disappoint! I’ve been going around recommending it to everyone I know because it is just THAT good! Anyways, with our further ado, here is my review!

Katharyn “Kitty” Miller is a single woman, which is quite a strange situation for a woman to be in in Denver in 1962. However, she is living quite happily. She runs a small bookstore with her friend Frieda and makes ends meet. But when she goes to sleep, her dreams are filled with a completely different life. Here, she goes by Katharyn and is married to a wonderful husband named Lars. She has a beautiful house and wonderful children. Although Kitty loves these late night forays, she is starting to have a hard time distinguishing between her dreams and her reality. And not everything is as perfect as it seems in this dream world of hers…

What can I say about this book except that it is an amazing debut novel? It is rich in detail and the character transformation between the dreams and the real world is seamlessly done. All of the pain that Kitty goes through is powerfully felt by the reader and the way everything gets put together by the end of the novel is just amazing. There are so many surprises in this novel that elevate this book from being a simple emotional story. I never thought that I would love this book so much but from the first page, I was hooked. I highly recommend this book to everyone because I can’t imagine anyone not liking it!

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