In a Town Called Paradox by Miriam Murcutt and Richard Starks (Book Review #884)


In a town called Paradox is a fictional story about Corin Dunbar losing her mother and going all the way to Paradox in Utah to live with her Aunt Jessie. The story is set in the 1950s, and Corin hates her life, living with her obsessed religious aunt. Things take a turn when a famous Hollywood star comes to the town for filming. Suddenly this boring, quiet town livens up, business starts booming, and Corin’s life changes.

The story was compelling and well written. The authors took their time building up Corin’s character and made sure the storyline was as intriguing as can be. Since the story was set in the ’50s, I was expecting the time era to reflect in the story, and it did.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

There were romance elements when Corin fell for a stranger and also fragments of drama and thrill when her husband, Ark, had a tragic accident. I really liked the cover design for the book. It indeed represented the storyline and its content.

The tale is told by Corin, later when she has aged, and I found that pleasing to read. I recommend the book to anyone who likes fictional stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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