I’m pretty sure Phaedra Patrick is now one of my must-read authors. After her wonderful debut, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, I really hoped she had at least a two-book deal with her publisher and that the second book would live up to the first. Guess what? It did!
Martha Storm volunteers at her local library in such a way that she is what is known as a “fixture”–but in the very best way. She helps everyone enormously. Helping is so much her life that when she stops briefly to take stock she wonders what her purpose in life would be if she stopped.
Her domineering father, her eccentric grandmother, her snooty sister and her doormat mother all have their special places in her heart, but it is her grandmother, Zelda, who is her touchstone. When a book, supposedly written by her grandmother two years after…
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