Once Upon A Book Club: The Reluctant Fortune Teller by Keziah Frost (5 out of 5)

Keziah came in earlier in the year and dropped off a galley of her book to me. She mentioned, at that time, that she was open to doing book clubs. I was also, at that time, trying to resuscitate the Literature Bandits, after last year’s disappointing turnouts. Thankfully, the Lit Bandits have a strong and loyal following these days, and after I picked what turned out to be three bleak books in a row, I dug out her book(too many books!) and decided it would be June’s pick. For the first time since I started the Bandits, it was a unanimous vote. We all loved the book! It’s out now in paperback in your local bookstore, so go pick up a copy!

Norbert is a 73-year old widower living with his chihuahua who is barely making it on his social security check every month. His friends in “Carlotta’s Club”- three strong-willed, stubborn, and quirky seniors who meet monthly and always have time for high tea and drama- cook up a plan to teach Norbert how to read cards for people. They- or I should say, a feisty Carlotta- are stunned when his natural abilities to read people make the fortune telling a natural fit. Norbert has a few unpleasant encounters (what was with that private investigator Reggie DiLeo? I wanted to smack him into next year) but things take a scary turn when Carlotta’s depressed granddaughter Summer disappears after Norbert gives her a legit reading. Carlotta is not a happy camper, and poor Norbert is guilt-stricken and doubts his gifts are bringing peace to others. What happens next? Pick up a copy and find out. I have to tell you, it was so nice to read a “good feel” book for a change. I enjoyed it immensely, and you will, too. Keziah came to the book club and we had a delightful time. I would definitely recommend it as a vacation and feel good book.

~ by generationgbooks on July 6, 2018.

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