Title: lost coast literary.
AUTHOR: Ellie Alexander.
GENRE: Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 29th, 2022.
Book editor Emily Bryant finds herself unexpectedly in the charming town of Cascata on California’s Lost Coast, holding the keys to her grandmother’s rambling Victorian mansion. While sorting through her grandmother’s things, Emily learns that to inherit the estate she must edit old manuscripts. It’s a strange request from a family member who was basically a stranger.
Emily quickly realizes that there’s something different about these manuscripts. Any changes she makes, come true. At first, she embraces the gift. She has a chance to help characters find true love or chart a new course for their future. Only things go terribly wrong. Her edits have the opposite effect. The sweet and funky seaside community of Cascata is reeling from the chaos Emily has created. Everything she thought she believed about her family and her past is in jeopardy, and no amount of re-writing can fix the damage she’s done.
Then she finds one last manuscript. If Emily can get this edit right, then maybe she’ll have a chance to create a new narrative for herself and everyone around her.
Thanks to NetGalley and Sweet Lemon Press for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.
I really loved this book. I am a sucker for stories that involve books and touches of magical realism. It’s the kind of quirky story that makes you forget about everything around you while you keep turning the pages to discover what’s going to happen next when Emily tries to edit one more of those mysterious manuscripts. Poor Emily. She wasn’t expecting quite the mess when she inherited that house from her grandmother.
Well-written, with a good pace, interesting characters, and a lovely plot, I recommend it to anyone who likes reading books about books. It includes just the right amount of mystery to keep you reading, and some family drama that the reader can relate to because the situations are very relatable.
The perfect read for the weekend, it will transport you to the town of Cascata without having to get up from your couch.
So, for all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!