How To Find Love In A Bookshop
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen
Everyone has a story . . . but will they get the happy ending they deserve?
Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren’t just within the pages of the books she sells – Emilia’s customers have their own tales to tell.
There’s the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn’t quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush . . .
And as for Emilia’s story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books? (Goodreads)
Emilia has inherited her father’s book store after his death. She has made a promise to him to keep the bookstore open and thriving. But she has no idea how to do that, the bookstore is losing money. There is a contracter lurking in the background, eager to buy the bookstore for the land. She has to decide if she should just sell and be done with it or keep it open and make it the success her dad had dreamed of. What will she decide and can she live with that decision?
This book is not only about Emilia and the bookstore, but also about some of the townspeople who frequent the store. There is Jackson, a dad who is hoping the bookstore can be the link to a better relationship with his son. There is Thomasina, a cooking teacher who somehow has to find the courage to go for romance. And there is Sarah, owner of the Peasebrook Manor, who loves the bookstore because it is the one place she can go to get away from all the demands of the Manor. These are only a few of the townspeople mentioned, and at times, I thought there were too many characters introduced. I had trouble keeping so many of them straight in my mind. That is only my opinion and other readers may not agree with me.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I really loved the bookstore setting and I think the author did a good job of bringing it alive in my mind. I really liked how the community was ready, willing and able to help Emilia work out her problems and find a solution to make the bookstore a success. The community had heart and they were very willing to give it to Emilia when she needed it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted women’s contemporary. This is a feel good book that revolves around a bookstore, a community and a daughter that wants to honor her father’s wishes.