Public Displays of Convention: A Review


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Synopsis (from Amazon):

Being single. To some it’s a blessing; for others, a curse. Newly-dumped Anna-Kate can’t imagine a life without Jared being anything but empty and hopeless. Following her passion for classic literature, she accepts a job at a local bookstore, where she can spend her days reading about independent heroines like Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennet: women who broke the conventions of their day, and inspire Anna-Kate to do the same.

With a colorful cast of co-workers who offer plenty of unsolicited advice and can’t take hints, the journey to self-sufficiency turns out to be wilder than Anna-Kate ever expected.

About Sarahbeth Caplin (from Amazon):

Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Kent State University. It was during college that she first saw her name in print as a columnist for her campus newspaper, The Daily Kent Stater. Now living in Colorado, she can be found in various microbreweries when not chained to her laptop working on future books.
You can follow Sarahbeth on her website and Twitter.
My Review:
I give Public Displays of Convention by Sarahbeth Caplin 5 out of 5 stars.
This is a story of coming into one’s own and follows Anna-Kate as she learns about herself after a breakup with her boyfriend. I enjoyed this particular book because it really explores finding friendship in unexpected places, and deeper than that, people are not always who we think they are. “Public Displays of Convention” is also incredibly easy to get through, but Caplin attacks our perception of “that girl” throughout the story, and leaves us thinking long after it’s over.