I would not likely have remembered the name of the place but the owners stamped the name on the book – A Page in the Sun.
At their website of A Page in the Sun they describe the bookstore part of the business:
We are Puerto Vallarta's original English bookstore offering all major genres including bestsellers, crime novels, literary classics, pulp fiction, science fiction and everything in between, in paperback and hard cover books.
To go with your book you can have a piece of cake or other delights:
Sample our world famous chocolate lover's chocolate cake, or opt for a Tres Leches (a Mexican classic for those who love sweet dairy, not recommended for the lactose intolerant), luxuriate in the glory of a homemade cheesecake, or dive into an adventurous sweet chili-lime pie. For the more traditional, chow down on a wholesome whole-wheat carrot muffin, a slice of coffee cake or an oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie to savor something that is truly and simply delicious.
I had not thought further of the book until this summer.
On a trip home to Saskatchewan Michael gave me the book to read saying that, while it is not a classic mystery, he thought I would find this book interesting. He knows I prefer a recommendation without an explanation.
Some books languish in my TBR boxes but Michael does not often suggest a book for me and I decided to read the book this summer. It was my best reading decision in months
I finished the book on a perfect summer Saturday afternoon. It was a hot sunny day at 26C. I just sat on our deck drinking a Pepsi and enjoying a snack reading a great book until it was done.
Having completed the book I was curious why Michael had chosen this book. He emailed me:
For some reason the tattered cover caught my eye. After reading the Synopsis and been to the Channel Islands I thought it would be fascinating. I have only finished half (started reading when I was too busy) but I plan on finishing. I thought he did a marvelous job of describing the space the story took Place in.
I concur with Michael’s assessment and I will be returning the book to him when I see him in a couple of weeks on the Labour Day Weekend.
We shall have to make a return visit to A Page in the Sun to see what more hidden gems are on the shelves.
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