Thank you to the author, Lorena Bathey, for providing a free copy of her book for me to review.
As you may have read recently, I have reviewed a few books from a “new to me” author Lorena Bathey, who wrote The X and Beatrice Munson. I had a chance to review another one of her novels, House on Plunkett Street. This book is by far my favorite of the three books that I have read by Ms. Bathey so far.
House on Plunkett Street tells the story of Phoebe, a girl who is sick of her ho-hum life, including a boring job and an equally boring boyfriend. Her luck begins to change when she lands an awesome apartment on Plunkett Street. The apartment, which seems to speak to Phoebe from the very beginning, is part of a complex which has housed women “in need” throughout its history. As Phoebe settles into her new home, she is visited by three ghosts from the past who help her on her journey to become a better, more fulfilled woman.
Having read two other of Lorena Bathey’s books, I can say that this is by far my favorite. Phoebe is incredibly likeable, and I found myself relating to her in some ways. The storytelling that Bathey does is excellent – the stories of Phoebe’s ghostly visitors are well told and interesting, although I liked the first two much better than the third. House on Plunkett Street has the perfect mix of drama and romance, and it was a really enjoyable read, full of girl power, which is a welcome theme in all of Bathey’s books.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and chick lit – although I definitely think it was some appeal for the gentlemen as well.
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