Positively Penelope is positively delightful, as we are transported once again to Skymer, a fictional island that is a cross between Scotland and Switzerland.
Penelope is a dreamer with a personality that permeates the atmosphere around her. She is light, hope, and all the happy things that many in our world turn away from. Wanting nothing but the best for the people around her, Penelope moves heaven and earth to make good things happen to the Gray family and the Darling House theater. I love how she refused to quit, no matter how many hiccups came her way in revitalizing the old theater.
In the town where I live, we have an old vaudevillian theater that our area has watched flourish, then succumb to a fire, and be rebuilt better than it was before. So this entire story had a tender place in my heart. I was also a theater brat at one time, so I found Penelope’s determination heartwarming, and made me feel like anything is possible.
Oh, Matthias, he was a delight to read. Seeing hints of a Scottish accent played right to my Scottish heart. Watching his heart open up after a couple of years of grief and turmoil was definitely the highlight. He is a passionate man who grieves as hard as he loves.
Their chemistry is positively perfect in every way.
About the Book
Author: Pepper Basham
Genre: contemporary romance/Christian fiction/romantic comedy/epistolary
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The world could do with a little more kindness and positivity and random acts of singing, don’t you think?
Dear Reader, My name is Penelope, and while I may not be a real-life princess, I’ve been told I possess a certain fairy-tale heroine quality. I wield optimism as my weapon of choice, don amazing shoes and vintage hats whenever possible, and speak in musical references. All of which perfectly qualifies me to succeed in my new role as a marketing intern at the historic Darling House theater on the island of Skymar.
Only . . . it seems this internship position is going to be a LOT bigger than I thought. The Gray family, who owns the theater, has been stuck in a rut of darkness ever since the loss of their matriarchs. Now all that’s left is a dying theater, a reclusive grandfather, three siblings, and an adorable seven-year-old girl who desperately needs some pixie-dust magic.
So that’s what this story is about. My plans to save the theater! (Plans that, somehow, keep being stolen by a local competitor.) And an anonymous online theater troupe. And two single brothers who may be vying for this American girl’s heart . . . until they’re not (or maybe they just want me for my ideas too). And a dream job offer that will require me to make a truly heart-wrenching decision. I may not excel at finishing stories, but I promise to see this one through to its happily ever after.