Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks

Book Synopsis(via Goodreads): 

Annabelle Aster doesn’t bow to convention—not even that of space and time—which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds.
Annie and Elsbeth’s search for an explanation to the hiccup in the universe linking their homes leads to an unsettling discovery—and potential disaster for both of them. Together they must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen…and yet somehow already did.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***

This insomniac's opinion: 

Sooooo....I may or may not have requested this galley simply because the title has the word 'lemoncholy' in the title. 
Hey- don't judge me! I really love words. 
Anyhow, back to the review. I really enjoyed the author's writing style in this novel. It was descriptive and succinct. I admit that I was intrigued by the concept of the novel- that one could communicate with someone from generations past- but, in the end, it just wasn't at all believable for me. So, it's one of those that was completely readable but not my cup of tea. 

Worth staying up all night to read?

It is an interesting read, but not really a nail-biter that would keep you up all night. 


3 stars. 

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