All Chelsea wants to do this summer is hang out with her best friend, hone her talents as an ice cream connoisseur, and finally get over Ezra, the boy who broke her heart. But when Chelsea shows up for her summer job at Essex Historical Colonial Village (yes, really), it turns out Ezra’s working there too. Which makes moving on and forgetting Ezra a lot more complicated…even when Chelsea starts falling for someone new.
Maybe Chelsea should have known better than to think that a historical reenactment village could help her escape her past. But with Ezra all too present, and her new crush seeming all too off limits, all Chelsea knows is that she’s got a lot to figure out about love. Because those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it….
A book written about a colonial village in modern times…aka history reenactors. How can you not instantly love that?! The synopsis kind of leaves much to be desired, in my opinion, so I’m going to give you a little rundown. Chelsea has grown up working every summer as a colonial reenactor with her family. She wanted this summer to be different, yet there she is again. Oh, and right across the street? A Civil War village. They spend every summer having a War – playing pranks against the other village, because they dislike each other greatly.
It’s funny, it’s thoughtful, it’s just so much fun! Yes, there are boys and romance, but there is also friendship and family. I love this book. I wasn’t sure about it at first. A romance between reenactors? I was instantly sucked in. Each character has so much personality and the behind the scenes stuff is tons of fun.
If you love YA contemporary, be sure and check it out! Past Perfect goes on sale October 4th!
I received my copy of Past Perfect from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.