How to Find Love in a Book Shop
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One of our Books of the Year 2016.
A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale Books. In this charming romance, we take a peek into the lives of a number of people, and all have a link of some kind, with the book shop. The range of characters means you dip in out of lives, witness a flirtation here, and moment of drama there. You don't get the chance to know anyone very intimately, rather this is a dance across a world of relationship possibilities. Every now and then Veronica Henry includes a list of top ten books for the characters, ranging from novels set in Ireland, to cult classics, this alone made for an interesting read, and I wondered what type of book list I would have. With some rather neat endings to be discovered, ‘How to Find Love in a Bookshop’ is a delightfully easy and heart warming read. ~ Liz Robinson
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
'What’s not to love about a novel that celebrates book shops, bookselling, and the joy of sharing the books that matter to us. When Ronnie first had the idea for HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOK SHOP, I knew she’d hit on something special. Through Nightingale Books, tucked in a little Cotswold village, Ronnie introduces us to a beautifully-drawn cast of characters: Emilia, grieving for her father but hoping to continue his legacy through his book shop; Sarah finding solace among the book shop shelve from a disappointing marriage; and my favourite, Thomasina, the painfully shy, mousy teacher who cooks like Nigella, but has no one to share her feasts with. Nightingale Books plays a special part in their lives, albeit in very different ways. Tender, touching and full of Ronnie’s trademark warmth and joie-de-vive, this is a delicious novel. Sometimes a book comes along that makes you want to pack up your life and live in its very pages. This is exactly that book. I hope you enjoy it.' Kate Mills, Publishing Director, Orion
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Rebecca Kirkby - 'I absolutely loved reading this book, in fact I read it in just two sittings as I couldn’t put it down.'
- Emily Wright - 'This charming novel celebrates the joy of books and bookshops. How To Find Love in a Bookshop will delight bookworms with its idyllic combination of reading and romance.'
- Joanne Dibb - 'In How to Find Love in a Bookshop, Veronica Henry has created a warm-hearted and enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone who knows the pull of a good bookshop.'
- Sue Burton - 'Great book, great characters, a real feel good read.'
- Gemma Niven - 'Fabulous new summer read for Veronica Henry fans! I devoured it in a matter of days.'
- Victoria Emerson - 'A wonderful heartwarming story.'
- Edel Waugh - 'Family, friendships and set in a bookshop, what more could you want from a story. Loved this!'
- Emily Curnow - 'This book was like a warm soft blanket... it wraps itself around you giving you warmth, comfort and joy.'
- Rebecca Whymark - 'A delightful read for all book lovers and wannabe bookstore owners.'
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in the idyllic Cotswold town of Peasebrook, is a dream come true for booklovers. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous - but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention the loyalty she owes to her customers. Sarah Basildon, owner of stately pile Peasebrook Manor, has used the bookshop as an escape from all her problems in the past few years. But is there more to her visits than meets the eye? Since messing up his marriage, Jackson asks Emilia for advice on books to read to the son he misses so much. But Jackson has a secret, and is not all he seems...And there's Thomasina, painfully shy, who runs a pop-up restaurant from her tiny cottage. She has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere between Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White. Can she find the courage to admit her true feelings? 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.
'A warm-hearted, lovely read' CLOSER
'Packed with delightful characters and their stories, this is a touching, warm-hearted and simply lovely read' CHOICE
'Beautifully written story for all book lovers' -- Isabelle Broom HEAT
'A gorgeous escapist beach read' -- Jo Finney GOOD HOUSKEEPING
'An unassumingly powerful read about the power of books' -- Claire Frost,FABULOUS, THE SUN ON SUNDAY
'If only we all had a bookshop in our lives that could deliver us what Peasebrook's does; meaning, community, true love and, of course, a happy ending. Perfect deckchair reading' Yorkshire Post
'An uplifting novel about hope, second chances-and the plight of the independent bookshop' THE LADY
'Winningly warm-hearted novel with an appealing heroine, who fights to save the Cotswalds bookshop she inherited from her father' READER'S DIGEST
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Publication date22nd September 2016
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PublisherOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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