Monday, July 16, 2012


 There are several cutesy books about girls working in reenactment camps, but this one stands above the rest. I was laughing out loud in the first few pages and kind of fell in love with Libby's sassy sweet voice. The plot is still kind of predictable, and the gay best friend was maybe a bit too clich√© for my tastes. However, it is sweet and fun and I really enjoyed myself while reading it. 

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.

This would have been a completely innocent read if it wasn't for a very few scattered harsh swear words. I am not really sure why the author felt like they needed to be in there at all since the rest of the book is so sweet. 

I was excited to find this was going to be the beginning of a series, because I was excited to read more with these characters (rare for me these days).

Read more about it HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your review! :) This one's been on my shelf for over a month now, and I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up yet. I really liked Past Perfect by Leila Sales and I love the reenactment park aspect. It's on my to-read list for this week!