It’s hard to get on with your life when you’re already dead.
Penny had been stuck in the same diner for decades—ever since she died in 1952. Her diner
was comfortable and safe. Serving ice cream to those who dropped in on their way to the
next level of existence, she helped to ease their transition into The Light, the one place she can’t go. Her afterlife was perfect.
But when the ridiculously handsome, bad boy biker Jake Thatcher shows up and becomes stuck
as well, Penny rediscovers feelings that she thought had been buried with her body.
Life is still life, and love is still love. But was her existence really perfect, or was it something else entirely?
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Corner of Magnetic and Main!
Penny never went into The Light when she died in 1952, and has consequently spent all her years at the Magnetic Diner, helping others pass on when it’s their time. As far as she’s concerned, it’s a happy enough and worthwhile way to spend her afterlife.
That is, until Jake Thatcher dies, and gets stuck too. With his general disregard for the way things are done, he’s quickly causing a stir, and Penny can’t help but take a particular interest in this lost soul. What follows is an incredibly sweet story with an eclectic cast of characters I enjoyed finding out about, each with their own story and reason as to why they haven’t moved into The Light.
Penny wants to help the angry and mischievous Jake learn how to co-exist better amongst the world of the living, but finds he is able to teach her some things too. Though she’s spent 60 years accepting an endless life between the walls of the diner, Jake wants to show Penny that their afterlife is still for living, and begins to make her wonder more about the possibilities out there.
At the Corner of Magnetic and Main is a really lovely, light-hearted read with a refreshing take on the eternal question of ‘what happens to us after we die?’.
Release date: 29 September 2015
Publisher: Pen-L Publishing
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Meg Dendler has considered herself a writer since she won a picture book contest in 5th grade and entertained her classmates with ongoing sequels for the rest of the year. Beginning serious work as a freelancer in the ‘90s while teaching elementary and middle school, Meg has over one hundred articles in print, including interviews with Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. She has won contests with her short stories and poetry, along with multiple international awards for her best-selling “Cats in the Mirror” alien rescue cat children’s book series. At the Corner of Magnetic and Main is her first adult novel, but it won’t be her last.
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One thought on “Blog Tour Book Review: At the Corner of Magnetic and Main, by Meg Welch Dendler”
Thanks so much for being part of the tour, Paris! So glad you enjoyed the book.