Bookish Sundays: “The Moment of Everything,” by Shelly King


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By Cheryl S. Grant–

In this funny and adorable novel we meet our snarky heroine Maggie Duprès who is not only a romantic but on the path to discovery. She spends much of her time at the Dragonfly Used Books store, because she has been recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley startup. In other words, it’s just a neat way of saying that she is unemployed and hanging out at a bookstore hoping for her inspiration to come like so many of us hope for in our formative years.

Luckily for Maggie, an opportunity emerges for her to join a book club as a way to make connections to possibly get her career moving again. That leads to her reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover and all that has to offer. Much to her surprise, hidden within the edition at the Dragonfly she comes across notes from two long ago lovers. She soon becomes obsessed with their story and can’t help but to try and figure out what happens to them.

Also in the background of her romantic notions while hanging out at the bookstore, she notices how badly managed it is. This sets her off on a social media campaign to get the store some much needed attention–leading you to wonder will this be the start of the much needed career move or will an unexpected romance that she begins take her elsewhere?

Whatever the case, The Moment of Everything, is well worth a read if you want to laugh and believe in maddening love.