Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor — not much else to do in a small town that’s almost beyond repair. They just never imagined that she’d start a bookstore. Or that books could bring them together – and change everything.
There’s a book for every person … and a person for every book.
My Rating: 5 stars
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a highly intriguing novel. Readers will love the brilliant way this story is organized. Letters between two people. One is still alive and the other is dead. The living one is a lover of reading and is left in a delicate situation. It’s amazing how small of a town Broken Wheel is and how only a handful of its people are doing everything to keep it going. Readers will be taken deep into a whole new territory, that will leave them wondering what happens next. Katarina Bivald’s talent is fresh and exciting.
Readers will find themselves dragged into a novel that speaks of other great reads in way that is new. One way to bring the love of reading and books to audiences all over is to write a novel detailing a young woman’s adventure to a small-town. Broken Wheel is indeed the smallest town readers will be sent to and it’s there where the journey begins. Two women living in different parts of the world exchange letters about the books they recommend. One day, Sara comes to Broken Wheel to meet Amy. However, she finds that Amy has died recently and now, Sara is a tourist left in town that has little to offer. But that doesn’t stop her or the handful of residents that try making the town as wonderful as possible. Everyone wants Sara to like their small-town. Nobody expected what nor how a stranger like Sara can bring about a change that, will forever make their town differently. Readers will laugh out loud with this msyterious place and its residents. Sara is also, one remarkable woman, who takes on a challenge and sets her life in a new direction. I loved reading this well-developed story. At first, the plot begins slowly but once you entered into Broken Wheel and experienced its residents lifestyles then it speeds up faster then you expected. Overall, I highly recommend Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend to readers everywhere.