L. Moneypenny

Wuthering Heights meets The Andy Griffith Show — In her debut turn, author Ceil Warren paints a cast of characters with a backstory like Heathcliff’s and heart like Aunt Bee’s. Set on a single day in the New Englandish village of Stones End, the story centers on Arthur, the reliable but passionless bachelor who owns the town printshop and harbors a deep secret. As each kooky resident of the village is introduced, flashbacks illuminate the characters and the strong relationships that make this day inevitable. Warren has a flair for dialogue. The characters’ playful and compassionate back and forth swaddle the reader in a cloak of friendship. Until you see how it turns out for your friends, Arthur and the rest, you won’t be able to put the book down.

L. Moneypenny
Westchester County, NY