As magical as the first book in the series

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The Postman’s Fiancee by Denis Theriault

Book Review:  5 out of 5 star rating

Tania, who works as a waitress, has fallen in love with one of her customers, the shy postman, Bilodo. She knows of his fascination with haikus so she tries to learn how to write them herself to attract his attention.  However, fate has different plans for these two and leads them on an unexpected path.

This second book in the series is as magical as the first book, “The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman”. This is the type of book where I hesitate to tell too much of the plot and would rather leave it to the author to tell it in his own unique way.  While this book could be read as a standalone, I do think it would be best to read the first book before reading this sequel as parts of the books overlap.  Like the first book, this one is a quick read.  As in the first book, I very much enjoyed the many lovely haikus included throughout the book.  I found both of these novellas to be completely charming, quirky and engrossing and I loved them both.  I’m delighted to learn that the author’s debut novel, “The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea”, will be translated from French and released in the US in February of 2018.

Highly recommended.

This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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