This is a very short book at 10,000 words, perfect for reading on the daily commute to work, or for busy people who have little time to read. It is marketed for adults, but I feel it would be better suited to a younger reader.
Ms Lambert has produced a wondrful heartwarming story of love and friendship. It’s one of those feel-good books that you can’t help but be warmed by on a cold winter’s night.
So, focussing on the story. This is what I would call an ideal world story. What I loved about it is that there isn’t a single profanity, or even anything leaning towards one. Rare in any book these days—even for young adult fiction. This story needs a lot of adjectives throwing at a description of it. It is sweet, and kind, and loving, and heart-warming and pure, and serene, and good.
It’s the story of Brooke and Maddie, best friends, who rally an entire town to save an ailing café. The group of teenagers don’t have a selfish bone amongst them. They don’t smoke, drink, swear or fornicate and are very kind to everybody. Doesn’t the world just need a slice of that, especially during these Covid times of unrest? I’m interested to see what becomes of this book and wish Kristi every success with it.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.