Friday, May 27, 2016

@BookSpark #bestsummerever #SCR2016 #Review The House of Bradbury @nmeierwrites #MMBBR

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Mia Gladwell’s life is going nowhere. The media has skewered her debut novel, her fiancé Carson, a successful Hollywood producer, has jumped ship, and now she’s living in her sister’s carriage house―unattached, unemployed, and uninspired. Then she learns that the Los Angeles estate of iconic author Ray Bradbury is up for sale, and she feels an immediate urge to buy the wonky old house, convinced that moving into the late author’s home will inspire her to create her best work yet.

Life in the Bradbury house is not what Mia imagined, however. Soon after moving in, to fulfill a debt she owes to Carson, she agrees to take in a pill-popping young actress as a tenant, and suddenly she finds herself in a balancing act between her needy ex, an unpredictable starlet, and her disapproving sister, who’s keeping a close eye on her. Add to this a series of mysterious sketches left at her doorstep by a stranger, and Mia’s life is more complicated than ever. As she searches for clues, though, Mia discovers insights into her own life. Maybe moving into Bradbury’s house was a big mistake―but maybe not.

Nicole Meier

Nicole Meier is a native Southern Californian who pulled up roots and moved to the Pacific Northwest. She works as a freelance travel and lifestyle writer. She can be found at

This book was amazing.  It captured my attention immediately.  The House of Bradbury had me intrigued.  The house itself was so fascinating.  Then you add in great characters, all broken or significantly fractured, needing to be put back together or mended.  It is the relationships formed that help them all do just that.  Not without bumps along the way.  Not without work.  Not without fear.  I was invested in all the things that happened to each and everyone of heart breaking when their's did, triumphing when they succeeded and all the emotions in between.  There was also a mystery interwoven, that referenced To Kill a Mockingbird (which is pretty much the best book ever).  A great summer read and a perfect selection for any book club!  5 stars

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