Friday, April 25, 2014

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!
I received a copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review.  I received no compensation in return for this review.

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This week I'm sharing:

Here's the synopsis:

A struggling mill town in the Pacific Northwest concocts a secret plan to attract the tourist dollar. When the plan succeeds beyond all expectations, the town grows by leaps and bounds—until the mayor’s son and daughter discover that there’s a secret behind the secret of Alpine Valley. But should it be revealed? Because to do so will not only ruin the town, but change the course of human history.

Here are my thoughts:
When I was contacted to review this book, I wasn't 100% sure whether I should, mostly because this isn't my typical style of book.  But, then I came across the author's bio- and laughed out loud reading it.  It is then that I knew I had to read The Secret of Alpine Valley.

The writing style is unique- the story is being retold by a member of the community who watched it all unfold.  So she is recounting based on what other people have told her and what she witnessed herself.  It jumps around in some parts, but here's the thing- it totally works.

The secret plan the town concocts is absurd, but ends up successful and the whole thing becomes comical when all of the town gets involved in the ruse.  By the the time the real secret came out, I was really interested to see how it would all end.  Overall, I really enjoyed this one!

Thank you, Paul Crehan for letting me read your book!

What are you currently reading??


Christina said...

Since I'm from the PNW and know a few small mill towns, I feel like I have to read this! After reading your review of the writing style and absurdity, I'm so curious now. Haha!

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