The Brontë Plot

by Katherine Reay, Laura Kirman

On Sale: 2019-06-18

Book Summary

When Lucy’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.

About the Book

When a bookseller’s secret is unearthed, her world begins to crumble. But it may be the best thing that has ever happened to her.

Lucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change.

In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else.

As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom as Helen confronts ghosts from her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of impossible circumstances.

Now Lucy must face her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life and the love that have been waiting for her all along.

“You’re going to love The Brontë Plot.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Sweet and thoughtful contemporary read
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 86,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


Audiobook enthusiasts of Victorian literature will love hearing this romantic story of a Chicago vintage bookseller, Lucy, who ends up in love and tours literary haunts in the English Lake District with her lover's grandmother. Lucy primarily has a Midwestern accent but sometimes uses English phrases and pronunciations because her deadbeat father was English. Creating the perfect rendition of Lucy seems to come effortlessly to narrator Laura Kirman, who is skilled at voicing both English and American parts. No bleeding corpses in his narrative, just flawed characters righting wrongs and communing with literary Victorians.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2019-06-18
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2019-06-18
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  • Category 1 : FICTION / General
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Christian / Romance