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.
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!
I was offered this book, too, but I wasn’t sure about it. Glad to see it was pretty good.
Diary of an Eccentric
I’ve been eyeing this one..glad that you liked it! Love the title too!
Thanks for the review Bella…this does sound like an enjoyable read.