Sunday Book Review – The Hat by C.S. Boyack

My Sunday Book Review for C.S. Boyack’s – The Hat. This little book was a fun escape read, and although not in my usual genre of reading, I found it quite delightful.





Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.

She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.

Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.

Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.

Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon.


My 5 Star Review:

This book is not in my usual reading genre, but nonetheless, a delight to read. The Hat is a whimsical tale of a dynamic team – Lizzie, a 21 year old girl with troubles it seems at every corner, who manages to team up with the talking hat.

Lizzie manages to scoop a box off the moving truck taking away what’s left of her recently passed grandmother’s estate. Completely unaware what’s in the box, Lizzie strikes a real gem when she discovers in that box is a hat, but not just any hat.

As Lizzie and the talking hat get acquainted, finally becoming friends, the hat teaches her more about her family background, and ultimately becomes her cohort in her quest to save the kidnapped babies she learns about after her friend’s baby is kidnapped.

The story progresses through the quest to solve the crime, all the while experiencing magical situations and escapes when she puts on the hat and it empowers her with its magical properties, even being able to transport her to safety when the goings get rough.

A fun escape with lots of laughs and a perfect short read and entertaining read for a rainy afternoon.






60 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – The Hat by C.S. Boyack

  1. I can’t read a “hat” title without thinking of my favorite, “The Man Who Thought His Wife Was a Hat”. Another story for a different post. This book sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing!


  2. “Delightful” is the perfect way to put it. The Hat was quirky and fun from the first word to the last. So glad to see it spotlighted here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  3. Great review. I thought it was such a trippy book too. I posted a review a while ago myself. I have varied reading tastes and this one fit in a couple niches, humor and mystery–oh, and toss in a little paranormal.


  4. Delightful review! Every once in a while it’s to get off the think & analyze track and just read for fun. Alexander McCall Smith is my go-to for that.

    If the cover and your review are any indication, I’d enjoy The Hat. Thanks, Debby!


    1. Thanks so much Sue. Yes, it’s a perfect read for a cozy escape. I did have a nice weekend, and I hope you did too my friend. Hugs and more! ❤ xxx


  5. What an excellent review, and I couldn’t agree more. The Hat is a highly entertaining story. I enjoyed every minute of it and highly recommend it!


    1. Hi Mae. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your positive remark. It seems unanimous from our writing community, this book was a whimsical fun read. 🙂


    1. Totally true Stevie. The book was brought to my attention by 2 different author friends, and it turned out to be an enjoyable little escape while I was on holiday. I’ve recently read another little gem which was totally not in my genre and was captivated til the end. ❤


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