Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Carousel Painter

Why did I wait forever and a day to read The Carousel Painter?! This book was FABULOUS! I l.o.v.e.d. it!!! The story was sweet, gripping, and well-paced; not super fast, but never did it lag. The characters were engaging and well developed, and the mystery was intriguing- if slightly predictable. The growth and charmingly unique setting made up for it. Judith Miller has a lovely and clear way with words, and I really enjoyed the German accent she gave Josef- it was adorable and totally grew on me! It made him a very sweet hero with a quiet strength, and a passion for hard work and truth. Carrington was a relatable and lovable heroine, and her slow-growing relationship with Josef was very well -and cleanly- done; I loved that she had to learn to unscramble his backwards sentences and reiterate what he said to make sure they were on the same page! Super cute. ;) 
I highly recommend this shade-patched stroll through the sunny hub of Collinsford, Ohio- from social Fair Oaks to Carrie's rustic and friendly home in The Bottoms.


1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed this book, m'dear!! :D It's been so long since I read it... you make me want to read it again. ;)