This book is set in Sweden. Benny’s parents have died leaving him to run the family dairy farm by himself. Shrimp is a young widowed librarian who sits in the cemetery and wonders why she doesn’t miss her husband more then she is angry at him for leaving. The cemetery is probably the only thing the two of them have in common, yet they fall in love. But can their love survive the differences in their lives?

Benny and Shrimp is a love story, told from each of their perspectives, alternatively. You read about something that happened from one point of view and then the other. Along the way, they discuss the feelings they have for each other and how their lives and other people in their lives affect these. The story moves along at a comfortable pace, there were some areas where I didn’t quite understand what was being said, but it didn’t detract from the story line or my enjoyment of the book. The author states she wrote a sequel, which I will be looking for as the ending left me wanting more.

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Advanced reader copy for review

If you would like this book, send me an e-mail with your name and mailing address and the name of the book. The first person who e-mails will receive my advanced reader copy of this book. It is a trade paperback in excellent condition.

The book has been requested by Bonnie at Red Lady’s Reading Room. Congratulations Bonnie!

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

3 responses

  1. Anna says:

    I was offered this book, too, but I wasn’t sure about it. Glad to see it was pretty good.

    –Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Bonnie says:

    I’ve been eyeing this one..glad that you liked it! Love the title too!

  3. Jo-Jo says:

    Thanks for the review Bella…this does sound like an enjoyable read.