The Reluctant Fortune-Teller by Keziah Frost is one of my favourite 2020 reads.
This book is a serious contemporary gem. When I start reading it, I got instantly hooked and needed to binge the whole thing. It’s not only a very sweet story with great themes, but it’s also just a fun ride!
Norbert Zelenka is older gentleman who lives with his dog in a tiny house. He’s quite lonely and sticks to his regular routine. One day, he finds that he’s struggling financially and coincidentally three women from his local art club present him with an opportunity. Nortbert becomes the reluctant fortune-teller, despite his incredible abilities. Once he embraces his great advice giving ways, he steps into a whole new world of fortune telling. Then, his abilities become greatly needed when a local girl goes missing…
This book is a lovely little drama. It’s not super dramatic though, it’s simply very sweet. There’s gossip, there’s a little tension, but it’s mostly Norbert being a sweet man and trying to figure out his passion in his seventies. I hate to say it’s a very “grown up” book, but it felt like the type of book I need as an adult.
The themes in this book are magical: finding one’s passion, doing what’s right, finding one’s own way and the power of doing good. I love that this book is all about nice things. Sometimes, you just need a book about positivity! Sure, there’s some dubious older ladies making crazy plans, but everyone needs a little drama and gossip to spice up their life.
Overall, this book is charming! It’s a great tea drinking read and is the perfect way to relax.
Five out of five stars.
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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