Such a pleasant read. I'd read Miss Garnet's Angels by the same author and whilst I don't remember much about the story I do recall this feeling of tranquility both reading it and especially after I'd finish it, just like with The Librarian. I feel as if Ms Vickers likes well-rounded stories and giving the reader a sense of peaceful completion.
The Librarian started with a young woman in her mid twenties moving to a smallish town to become their children's librarian. And she she settles in the new place I could't help but really dislike her. Her youngish optimism, her naïvety, her total selfishness when other adults are concerned make her a pretty unlikeable character. I understand that that's how the author wanted to depict her but it still makes for difficult reading when you've to spend hours which a creature (despite being fictional) that you dislike. Yet I followed her around, that's what readers do ;) and was glad to see her develop into a slightly more mature and sensible person. I especially liked part two of the book. That came a a surprise that made up for my initial uncertainty.
I do like Salley Vickers' writing and have already got The Cleaner of Charters on the to-read pile. However, now I need something a bit... stronger something with characters of stronger personality and events that can shake me a bit more. The Cleaner will come after that.