Mrs. Covington's by K.R.R. Lockhaven Book Review
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Jacob sought to strike out on his own and draw away from his father’s business. To find a place to call home and build a new life. When he finds himself in a Capybara themed pub called Mrs. Covington's, the owner offers to sell it to him. Even though he is unsure if he wants to become a business owner, Jacob can’t help but imagine what he could do to renovate the pub. He takes the chance and not only purchases the pub but finds himself in possession of a cryptic poem said to lead to a hidden treasure on the island. A treasure that could not only help Mrs. Covington’s, but his newfound friends as well.
Taking on the former employees as partners, together Jacob and his team create within Mrs. Covington’s a safe haven for folks of all kinds. And when Jacob learns that Juniper's restaurant next door is in financial trouble, the team at Mrs. Covington’s doesn’t hesitate to help Juniper and her children. As they all begin to help one another, their bonds of friendship grow throughout the story. And quite a few comical mishaps may just occur as they hunt for treasure and save a Capybara.
As Jacob read the treasure poem I couldn't help but reflect on the mysteries within the Redwall novels often prefaced as poems. When the story turned to focus on the treasure hunt and working together with friends, I felt a sense of nostalgia and the low stakes tension was delightful.
K.R.R. Lockhaven certainly knew how to make the main antagonist of this novel dastardly. Each new encounter with Mr. Lowell proved how sly and conniving a person he was. And readers knew when his name was even mentioned, a new challenge would be placed in front of Jacob and his friends.
Mrs. Covington’s is a fun good hearted adventure. The capybara Mrs. Covington even has her own scenes and they are adorable! From comical heists and quips to daring escapes readers will be sure to find something to enjoy. Throughout their adventures, the relationships Jacob forms with those around him are heartwarming to read. The symbols of found family and friendship within Mrs. Covington’s are a delight.
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