Eighty Days to Elsewhere (An Exlibris Adventure #1) (Paperback)
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“The Amazing Race" meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition.
Born and raised in New York City, Ramona Keene dreams of attending photography school and traveling to Paris, but her reality never quite catches up with her imagination. Instead, she works at her uncles' quaint bookstore, where the tea is plentiful and all the adventures are between the covers of secondhand books. But when the new landlord arrives with his Evil Nephew in tow, Romy's quiet life comes crashing down. He plans to triple the rent, something her uncles can't afford.
In order to earn the money to help save the bookstore, Romy applies for a job at ExLibris Expeditions, a company that re-creates literary journeys. Romy snags the oddest internship ever: retrace Phileas Fogg's journey from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and plan a suitable, contemporary adventure for a client. The task is close to impossible; sticking to the original route means no commercial aircraft permitted, and she’s got a lot less than eighty days to work with. Shaking off her fear of leaving home, Romy takes on the challenge, only to discover she’s got competition. Worse, Dominic Madison turns out to be the – unfortunately hot – nephew of her family’s worst enemy.
Can Romy win the race and circle the globe in time to save the bookstore? And what happens when she starts to fall for the very person who may just be the death of her dreams?
About the Author
kc dyer resides in the wilds of British Columbia where she likes to walk in the woods and write books for teens and adults. Before Eight Days to Elsewhere, her most recent novel for adults is Finding Fraser, a romantic comedy published by Berkley Books. For teens, kc’s most recent work is FACING FIRE, a sequel to the acclaimed novel, A Walk Through a Window, published by Doubleday.
"For anyone who’s ever longed to travel the world in search of adventure, love, security, danger, mystery—or themselves. A wild and wonderful journey in the company of the most engaging pilgrim since Phileas Fogg."—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander novels
"Dyer keeps readers engaged with scenic descriptions and a sweet, slow-burning love story. This is a delightful romp."—Publishers Weekly
“This inspired series launch from dyer (Finding Fraser) offers readers a journey around the world that is both entertaining and enlightening. Fans of new adult romance will enjoy watching Romy discover not only new landscapes but herself in the process.”—Library Journal
“Dyer takes readers on a journey of self-discovery that spans several continents, engages with various cultures, and touches on urgent sociopolitical issues… A charming story detailing a woman’s self-discovery through travel.”—Kirkus Reviews
"A book you’ll devour in the weekend sunshine....Dyer’s examinations of race, culture, and the implications or consequences of travel were surprising and welcome. It is not enough for books to bury themselves in fluff any more; we must accept that our lighthearted stories take place alongside the realities of the world we live in, and Dyer has started that trend here."—Nuvo Magazine