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.
My thoughts: I enjoyed the first book in this series and was thrilled to have the chance to read about Penelope's trip to Skymar. I enjoy books written largely in letter/email form, though it makes it all the harder to stop reading! There is a bit of mystery surrounding who the different people are that have chatted with Penelope online. As she seeks to return the theater to it's former glory, she just might find another reason to stay in Skymar. While this book works well as a stand alone story, I did enjoy getting to know Penelope through the eyes of her cousin in "Authentically, Lizzy". I could relate to Penelope, since I was somewhat like her when I was younger. She is a fun character and I enjoyed her journey! I highly recommend picking up both books in this series! I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.