My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tony Iuliano doesn’t know what to make of Annie O’Malley. The woman confuses him like no other. Annie owns a secondhand book store but Tony can’t grasp her willingness to absorb herself into a novel or unravels a mystery about the book that uncovers letters between long lost lovers.
Annie cannot deny that she is attracted to Tony, but once he speaks she has second thoughts. As the town gets involved in their unromance, everyone seems to notice there is something special there, except Annie and Tony. It isn’t that the signs are not there, it is a matter of them understanding where they stand with one another.
I loved this story. I thought Annie was adventuress and her take on untangling a mystery is filled with humor and the possibility of a love that was lost. I thought this story was enchanting.