Monday, January 23, 2023

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone: A Novel by Audrey Burges

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

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

A woman learns to expand the boundaries of her small world and let love inside it in this sparkling and unforgettable novel by Audrey Burges.

From her attic in the Arizona mountains, thirty-four-year-old Myra Malone blogs about a dollhouse mansion that captivates thousands of readers worldwide. Myra’s stories have created legions of fans who breathlessly await every blog post, trade photographs of Mansion-modeled rooms, and swap theories about the enigmatic and reclusive author. Myra herself is tethered to the Mansion by mysteries she can’t understand—rooms that appear and disappear overnight, music that plays in its corridors.

Across the country, Alex Rakes, the scion of a custom furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room. The pair show him the Minuscule Mansion, and Alex is shocked to recognize a reflection of his own life mirrored back to him in minute scale. The room is his own bedroom, and the Mansion is his family’s home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds—big and small—and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.

my thoughts:

A charming fairy tale that is chock full of magic, love, and a minuscule mansion. Audrey Burges' novel, The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone is a wonderfully delightful story that will capture your heart. I LOVED it to bits!

Myra is a recluse who blogs about her dollhouse, a minuscule mansion filled with magical rooms that disappear or where furniture rearranges itself. She has a devoted following. So devoted, that couple would like to recreate the mansions decor in their own home. In fact, they show photos of the minuscule mansion to Alex (he works at his family's furniture company). Alex is shocked when he recognizes his family's home in the photo of Myra's minuscule mansion - it's a miniature replica of his family's home. Say what? Talk about confounded. Alex is intrigued as to how a woman living in Arizona would have his family's home down to every last detail as a dollhouse. So, he decides to find out and begins corresponding with Myra.  Soon, the two are tracing back details about the house, their family's, and so much more. 

Burges has created a fantastical story that is unique and fascinating to read. It's filled with emotion, creativity, and love. You won't be able to to help yourself and fall in deep with these characters and the miniscule mansion. It's just such a treat to read. 

I would happily recommend Audrey Burges' book, The Miniscule Mansion of Myra Malone to anyone and everyone - you will LOVE this gem. Make sure to check it out!

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

1 comment:

Ti said...

This sounds really interesting and different.