Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald


"This one's on me."

How many times would Sara hear that?  She couldn't keep taking things for free ​and ​especially the rent.

Sara came to Broken Wheel, Iowa, ​from Sweden ​to meet her pen pal, Amy, but what she found when she arrived wasn't what she was expecting.

​She didn't find Amy but a town of friendly folks who loved Amy and who loved giving Sara things for free. They also offered Amy's house to Sara since Amy was no longer in Broken Wheel.

Sara was only there for two months on a visiting visa, but as she moved around the town and saw how there were so few stores and NO bookstore, she realized that Broken Wheel needed a bookstore.

Sara was determined to make the town of Broken Wheel a town of readers.

This book was a delightful read especially when books and authors I know were mentioned and love bloomed.

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL is a gem and a book that is perfect for a change of pace as well as a treasure for any book lover.  


I truly enjoyed the small town of Broken Wheel and its quirky, caring residents.   

A favorite of 2015 for me.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in return for an honest review.


38 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading this one. So many seem to be enjoying it. And what town doesn't need a bookstore - every town does. :-)

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    1. It was really good.

      ENJOY when you read it, Kay, and yes....every town needs a bookstore.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

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  2. There was a lot of buzz surrounding this book at BEA and it sounds like it was well deserved.

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    1. Oh yes on the buzz.

      It was well-deserved buzz.

      Such a sweet read.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. This sounds like a nice book. I would be curious as to where Amy went, and of course does the town get a bookstore. And I like the cover- very inviting.

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    1. I didn't want to tell where Amy went, but you find out very early in the book.

      The bookstore question is a secret too. :)

      I can send you an e-mail with the answers if you like. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Greg.

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  4. What a unique premise for a story! A town with no bookstore? An advocate for readers? I like Sara already!

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    1. She is a great character.

      Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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  5. Loved your review, has given me an idea of what the book is about, and I am for sure putting this on my list to read. Actually I think it is in paperback in our shops so may go that way!

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    1. You will love it, Kathryn.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  6. That is puzzling how a town doesn't have a bookstore. This is a creative premise. Yay for happy reading.

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    1. It was a sweet read.

      My town doesn't have a bookstore, but the next town over does.

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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  7. I loved your review of this book sounds very good.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa.

      I did like the book a lot.

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    1. It was an adorable, sweet read.

      Thanks for stopping, Kate.

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  9. I also enjoyed this book. Here's my review http://drchazan.blogspot.com/2016/01/nothing-lost-in-translation.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Davida.

      Will take a look at your review.

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  10. I love the sound of this. Adding to my overflowing TBR. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. It is a great read!!

      ENJOY when you read it, and thanks for stopping by, Diane.

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  11. Nice review! I was going to give this one a pass but you have changed my mind.

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    1. Great to hear I helped you change your mind.

      It is such a cute read.

      Thanks for stopping, Judy.

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  12. This one is on my anticipated list because it looks like a really fun book. I'm happy to see that it's worthy of the hype.

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    1. Oh it definitely is worth the hype.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  13. I've seen this one around but haven't heard anyone's thoughts on it. Glad that it worked for you!

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    1. Oh yes... really enjoyed it.

      Thanks for stopping, stacybuckeye.

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  14. This sounds fun! I like books about books.

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    1. It was fun, and the town was quaint too.

      Thanks for stopping, Joy.

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  15. Sounds like a good book. It has been a long time since I visited your site. Think I'd better poke around a bit and see what you've been up to. Happy New Year!

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    1. So nice to see you have stopped back.

      I hope you found something you like.

      Thanks Anne.

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  16. I loved this one, but I almost always love books about bookstore people.

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    1. Oh yes....bookstore people are wonderful.

      Thanks for stopping, Susan.

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  17. I'm interested in this one. Great review!

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    1. It is so good, Melissa. I hope you get to read it.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  18. I really need to read this, I got it from NetGalley a while back and EVERYONE has recommended it. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You are welcome...I loved it.

      Thanks for stopping, Elizabeth.

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