The Brontë Plot | Katherine Reay


Today I am reviewing The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious measures to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend James — leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt, and trouble.

Something has to change; she has to change.

In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother Helen hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.

As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom, as Helen confronts the ghosts of her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines, who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of change.

Now Lucy must go back into her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail — if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.



This is a book for book lovers — I could see myself sitting with Lucy and chatting for hours. One word of warning — if you are not a Jane Austen fan, you may not get as much enjoyment from this book as others.

Travel with Lucy as she faces her past — to find her future. I really liked the characters . . . Lucy, James, Helen, Dillion, Bette, and Sid. And the use of many classic literature quotes was a definite plus to the book.

Happy Reading!!!


Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt

{I received this book from The Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review}


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One thought on “The Brontë Plot | Katherine Reay

  1. Marilyn December 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I do enjoy Jane Austen so will have to add this to my TBR pile.


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