Book Review: The Unwanted Inheritance of the Bookman Brothers


How’s it going bibliophiles and book nerds?

Your bookish pal Jonny has been hitting the books hard at grad school, but luckily I just submitted a big paper for one of my classes, so I got in some much needed reading time. You know what that means. It’s book review time!

This time around I read The Unwanted Inheritance of the Bookman Brothers by Tammie Painter

I’m a huge fan and ARC reviewer of the illustrious Tammie Painter (read my reviews if you don’t believe me, I dare you!), and this book just came out on Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t resist diving right into this one based on the blurb and my love of all things bookish.

So, how’d this one turn out? Keep on reading to find out!



Reggie and Enton Bookman have just inherited their grandfather’s bookshop. The place is profitable, well-loved by the community, and situated in a lively shopping district.

But the Bookman brothers want nothing to do with it. After all, who in the world would want to waste their time around books when they could sell the place, pocket a few million, and experience the luxury of VIP airport lounges and first-class flights?

With such a hot property, selling it should be no trouble, right?

Not when every scheme the brothers come up with to rid themselves of the shop hits obstacle after obstacle.

And the more time Enton spends in the shop, the more he starts to believe it’s not just bad luck thwarting their efforts.

If you believe in the magic of books and enjoy a bit of humor with your magical realism, you’ll love the exploits of the Bookman brothers.



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The Review

What a fun lighthearted book for bibliophiles!

This book centers on twin brothers, Reggie and Enton Bookman. Their grandpa has recently passed, and when they learn that they’ve inherited his famous bookstore they soon hatch a plan to sell it for top dollar. However, not everything is as it seems, and as the brothers struggle to sell this family treasure under strange circumstances they discover more about themselves, their past, and the book store than they could have ever imagined.

I’ve got to give credit where it’s due. Painter is known for her lighthearted approach in her stories, and this is no exception. This was a light, cozy read with a hint of fantasy, and I enjoyed every page.

Reggie and Enton were fun characters to follow along. I didn’t relate to them very much at the beginning because of how greedy and one-note they felt, but they did have depth to them that was revealed along the way that more than made up for it. Enton was the favorite for me, though I did come to understand Reggie and his reasons for being the way he is.

I also really enjoyed Sebastian and Samantha. There’s something peculiar about their characters that added an element of mystery I think the book needed. It certainly made things more interesting!

Plotwise there were plenty of twists and turns that were fun to follow, though it still felt light in nature with the theme of this story. I especially loved the ending and the explanation of things, though I’m not going to spoil that for anybody. If you’re looking for a light read and are a lover of books, I think you’re going to love this one!



That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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