7/26/12

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink

Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Pages: 204
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Paperback (ARC)
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)A story of crushes, corsets, and conspiracy.


Libby Kelting had always felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum. But at Camden Harbor Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden Harbor’s haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts, aren’t always what they seem.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: Libby couldn't believe it when she landed her dream job at Camden Harbour. A whole summer, dressing up in gorgeous gowns and getting to know the local sailors? Count her in. But even Libby's Jane Austen/everything historical/romance obsessions might not be enough to get her through one of the strangest summers she's ever experienced - or the romantic obstacles on her way to happiness. 

My Thoughts: Pilgrims was one of those books that you can't believe you haven't read yet until you do. Libby was an awesome main character, and I bonded with her almost immediately. I loved the way the romance was done, and that the love interests weren't portrayed as these  perfect guys who could do no wrong. Yay for realism! 

Final Thoughts
I don't want to give too much away, so all I'll say  is this: Pilgrims was a hilarious, adorable read and I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for something fresh and unique this summer.
 

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