Review: The Bronte Plot

Available now: The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

**2.5/5 stars- it was ok

When rare books dealer Lucy Alling is discovered in a lie, she must travel to England and revisit the story of the Bronte Sisters in order to begin to set things right.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like to follow a character along on a journey to a foreign country,
  • and if you’re a Bronte fan, this one is for you.

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 2.5/5 for characters
  • 2.5/5 for plot
  • 2.5/5 overall


I always enjoy a journey book, especially when the travel involves England, but somewhere this one fell a little short for me. I did not much like or feel sympathy for the main character, whose sneaky methods to increase the value of rare books lose her the respect of her boss, the love of her boyfriend, and somewhere along the line, the attention of this reader. The novel was somewhat of an odd mix of literary and interior decorating references, and while the former was definitely the strength of the book, I found that all the decorating and paint color references distracted from “The Bronte Plot” at the center of the story.

Available on Amazon: The Bronte Plot

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