The Awakening of Miss Prim

The Awakening of Miss Prim

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by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
     
 

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In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.

Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post

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In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.

Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside.

Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love—nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky or would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery, and fireside debate. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.

Editorial Reviews

Elle (Spain)
“An exquisitely delicate, distinctive and inspiring story that will leave your heart undone, open to the beauty of the little things in life.”
New York Times bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul - Deborah Rodriguez
The Awakening of Miss Prim is a beautifully written novel. Its characters are brought to life so eloquently, and the blossoming of Miss Prim is so complete: she learns the value in life and love that has been lost in our modern-day hustle. An exquisite book and a joy to read.”
author of The Vintage Teacup Club - Vanessa Greene
"A heart-warming and sweet story of small-town life and self-discovery.”
author of The Foster Husband - Pippa Wright
“The Awakening of Miss Prim reminds me of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.”
Authorexposure.com
"Written with intelligence, grace, and style."
Writenotereviews.com
“A captivating story…The Awakening of Miss Prim is an intelligent read that’s more than a little out of the box.”
Bibliophile’s Reverie
“This book is about…a myriad of things, such as romance, beauty, literature, art, philosophy, and even feminism. But I think that what I love about this book is not so much as the theme, but the fact that it interrogates and questions your beliefs and principles. As readers, we are put into the shoes of Miss Prim as we are slowly being questioned, dismantled, laid bare, and finally awakened to one of the things that we seek in life, and that is beauty.”
The Pretty Good Gatsby
“Exactly the kind of story I adore…. There’s a wealth of character development and depth. A variety of topics are explored – religion, philosophy, there’s even a debate on the merits of Mr. Darcy…. I loved every minute.”
The Readist
“I really enjoyed the feel of this novel. There is something in the authorial voice that feels like Gaiman meets Austen. It is a sweet little feel good story.”
Betsy Reads Books
“It echoes of Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women, three of my favorite books. In short, I had fun reading this book, and I think you will too.”
My Thoughts...Literally
“Something about this book made me inexplicably happy…. It was just delightful.”
review TheMastersReview.com
“Written in a style and tradition reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice, The Awakening of Miss Prim tackles what it means to step outside your comfort zone, and how travel and new perspectives can change your entire outlook.… An ideal summer read.”
Shelf Awareness
“As light and sweet as the homemade pastries that feature prominently on its pages, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a charming fable about the beauty of changing one’s mind.”
Pagecravings.com
"An ideal book club read."
My Thoughts…Literally
“Something about this book made me inexplicably happy…. It was just delightful.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476734248
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
227,768
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera is a journalist and has spent the majority of her professional career in the field investigating economic journalism. The Awakening of Miss Prim is her debut novel.

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