The Brontë Plot – An Intelligent and Poignant Journey of Adventure, Loss and Love

November 3, 2015 14 Comments

As is the normal for any novel by the talented Katherine Reay, her newest novel, The Bronte Plot is elegance personified. I think each of Katherine’s novels has either matched or surpassed her debut Dear Mr. Knightley, and it goes without saying that I fangirled – and still can, over DMK. Her newest (which just launched today), The Brontë Plot, is beautiful. It’s more about a woman finding herself and discovering what Truth and honesty means and less about being a romance, but it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.  

BOOK REVIEW | Dear Mr. Knightley – A Love Letter to Literary Lovers

I review the book over on Silver Petticoat today and am sharing it along with news of a giveaway here today. I know we’ve had a lot of giveaways here lately and that’s never my intention, but gosh, there are a lot of amazing books coming out. Makes sense since we are entering the fall/winter months which tend to be great for publishers.

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Author: Katherine Reay | Publisher: Thomas Nelson (HarperCollins) Source: Publisher | Provided ARC Publication Date: 2015 Find the Review elsewhere: Amazon ǀ Goodreads ǀ Silver Petticoat  ǀ WordPress Find the Book Elsewhere: Amazon ǀ Goodreads | Genre: Fiction; Contemporary/General | Rating: 5 out of 5

The Brontë Plot Review by Katherine Reay


It takes a talented pen to consistently turn out novels that speak to an avid book lover’s heart! It takes talent and genuine passion for an author to progressively grow stronger and better with each new story. Katherine Reay easily falls into the latter category with The Brontë Plot. Each of her novels (three, counting this release) is driven by literary influences and each is suffused in old-fashioned values. Basically, every book this author has penned has been a kind of ode to the novels that are perhaps left to the dust and forgotten among the contemporary impacts of modern fandoms. Continue Reading→

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Sincere thanks to the publisher for a complimentary ARC copy of this novel for the purpose of reviewing this novel.

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14 Comments

  • Heidi Robbins November 3, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Great review, I'm so looking forward to reading it!

    • Rissi November 6, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Thank you, Heidi! I hope you enjoy this one when you have opportunity to read it; I LOVED It. :)

  • KayM November 3, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    I love your review! The Bronte Plot sounds like a very unique book. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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    • Rissi November 6, 2015 at 12:25 AM

      It is indeed unique, Kay. And thank you for reading. :)

  • Kristin November 3, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    I'm really looking forward to reading this! I loved Dear Mr. Knightley and I really enjoyed Lizzy & Jane, though not quite as much.

    • Rissi November 6, 2015 at 12:27 AM

      Hope you enjoy this one, Kristin! It's an amazing read. Let me know what you think once you have opportunity to read The Bronte Plot! :)

  • Joy November 5, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Thanks for the review of "The Bronte Plot", Rissi! I'd like to read it sometime.

    • Rissi November 6, 2015 at 12:27 AM

      Yay! Hope you enjoy this one, Joy. I know I did – and thank you for visiting and reading. :)

  • Birdie November 7, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Still haven't read any of Katherine Reay's books sadly. I do have Dear Mr Knightley on my Kindle and recently read Daddy-Long legs, so I think I will dig into that one very shortly!

    • Rissi November 10, 2015 at 7:08 PM

      From what I hear, those who have read Daddy Long Legs love DMK as well, Birdie. Hoping that's true for you as well. Happy reading! :)

  • Heather November 12, 2015 at 3:34 AM

    I cannot wait to read this one! It's been on my to read list for a while. :)

    • Rissi November 17, 2015 at 12:14 AM

      It's amazing, Heather! I sure hope you enjoy this one. (Ps; my apologies for the comment reply delay!)

  • Kara November 28, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    I seriously think Katherine Reay just gets better and better. Somehow her characters have a way of sinking deep in my heart very subtly until all of a sudden I realize how much I love them! SO good. Going on my top favorites list for sure! :)

    • Rissi November 30, 2015 at 7:13 PM

      Each of Katherine's novels have gotten better and better… for obvious reasons! She's such a rare talent. I agree. This one is going on my top favorites list as well. These characters, this story… everything is beautiful. Wonder what she's got planned next!? :)

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