Saturday, 18 June 2016

Review: How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

*****4.5 Stars*****

This is such a heartwarming book and I really enjoyed reading it.
Julius lost his partner in child birth with their daughter Emilia, he has a book shop called Nightingales Book shop set in a small Cotswolds town called Peasebrook.
So many people flock to the little town book shop to see what hidden gems they could find, talk about books, buy books and to chat about their daily life over a cup of coffee.
Fast forward 30 years and unfortunately Julius has died so now it's up to Emilia to take over the shop but what she didn't realise was the shop has debts, can she pull the little book shop around with the help of the loving community or will the ruthless property developer persuade Emilia to cut her losses and sell up?
This book was a heart warming read, weather it be snuggled up with a cup of coffee nearly the fire or out in the sunshine with a glass of wine you will fall in love with the story line, characters and superb writing style.

Reviewed by Gemma Curran

Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in Peasebrook, a picture-postcard Cotswold town, is a dream comes true for booklovers. Everyone who enters falls in love with something.
But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open and the developers are circling. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous - but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention her customers, for whom the shop is a comfort, a meeting place, a lifeline.
There's Gary, a stable lad for a nearby trainer, who buys books to read to Nikki, who is lying in a coma. He spends every spare hour at Nikki's bedside, never giving up hope that she will come round.
Betty, who runs a supper club from her tiny cottage, has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White.
Mrs Norris repeatedly 'forgets' to pay for her books - and Emilia never has the heart to remind her. But Mrs Norris isn't quite as forgetful as she pretends ...
And then Emilia meets Dexter, local jack-the-lad, who is looking to improve his English so he can better himself. He buys all Emilia's recommendations, and together they re-discover all her favourite authors. But Dexter has a secret, and is not all he seems...
How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia's fight to keep her bookshop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched - and the books they all love.

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