Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Eighty Days to Elsewhere: A Novel by K.C. Dyer

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book: (from Goodreads)

"The Amazing Race" meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition.

Born and raised in New York City, Ramona Keene dreams of attending photography school and traveling to Paris, but her reality never quite catches up with her imagination. Instead, she works at her uncles' quaint bookstore, where the tea is plentiful and all the adventures are between the covers of secondhand books. But when the new landlord arrives with his Evil Nephew in tow, Romy's quiet life comes crashing down. He plans to triple the rent, something her uncles can't afford.

In order to earn the money to help save the bookstore, Romy applies for a job at ExLibris Expeditions, a company that re-creates literary journeys. Romy snags the oddest internship ever: retrace Phileas Fogg's journey from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and plan a suitable, contemporary adventure for a client. The task is close to impossible; sticking to the original route means no commercial aircraft permitted, and she's got a lot less than eighty days to work with. Shaking off her fear of leaving home, Romy takes on the challenge, only to discover she's got competition. Worse, Dominic Madison turns out to be the - unfortunately hot - nephew of her family's worst enemy.

Can Romy win the race and circle the globe in time to save the bookstore? And what happens when she starts to fall for the very person who may just be the death of her dreams?

my thoughts:

Fun, engaging, and entertaining - Eighty Days to Elsewhere is such a treat to read!

Ramona (known as Romy) has dreams of travel and photographing it all, but life is not matching up with her dreams. Instead, she is working for her uncle at his bookstory in NYC.  Life is moving along steadily when suddenly her uncle gets saddled with a new landlord and his Evil Nephew. Yep, they want triple the rent and they want it ASAP. Well, Romy's uncle can't afford it and options are limited. What's he to do? Fortunately, Romy decides to earn the money via a company called, ExLibris Expeditions. Basically, the company recreates literary journeys for their clients. Romy is tasked with Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Talk about a tough job! Not only does Romy have less than 80 days to plan the journey, but she's got competition - Evil Nephew. Yikes!

Dyer has written a delightful story that will cheer you up on a rainy day. I sure enjoyed getting lost in Romy's adventures as she worked her way around the world planning her client's dream journey. Such a great story - drama, books, photography, romance, and traveling! Love, love, loved Eighty Days to Elsewhere by K.C. Dyer!!

I would happily recommend this book to fans Dyer and anyone looking for their next great read!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

I really want to read this one! The premise is such a fun one. :D

Ti said...

I agree with the other comment, it does seem like a fun premise. Fun cover too.