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How to Find Love in A Bookshop

How to Find Love in A Bookshop

Book - 2017
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"The enchanting story of a book shop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart. Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers--a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the book shop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there's a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage--she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2017]
ISBN: 9780735223493
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 19, 2021

The writing is good but ultimately lacked sparkle.

Sep 26, 2020

It took me the entire span of the book, but in the end I really ended up liking it. I’m finding that I have now read quite a few books that have a very similar theme. Small town, parent death, leaving behind a bookstore or restaurant to an estranged daughter or niece who is financially struggling and debates on whether to sell the place to a local real estate antagonist or to revamp the business into something sustainable. This book was complicated by many different love stories that all revolved or resolved in the bookshop but I did find so many characters and stories too be confusing until 3/4 of the way through to keep everyone straight. This is a real feel good read, nothing groundbreaking in this book but it’s an entertaining read.

Aug 14, 2020

This is literally my favorite book, (yes even better than Harry Potter and Percy Jackson and all the 'billion-dollar books' out there). It tells so many tales of love in all its forms, of romantic love, hard love, easy love, love for family, and love for books. If you loved Taylor swift's new album for the stories and the vibes, you will love this book just as much, if not more.

Feb 04, 2020


Aug 05, 2019

Emilia Nightingale has returned to Peasebrook to bury her father and deal with his business, Nightingale Books. As she struggles with her grief, Emilia learns that the bookshop is in poor financial shape. Despite a handsome offer from a developer, Emilia takes the plunge and resolves to honor her father's memory by running the bookshop. As she becomes more settled, Emilia becomes involved with the residents and learns about her father's impact on the village. This novel, full of endearing characters, classical music, and English customs, could easily be made into a movie. This novel is the Willa Cather Book Club's August 2019 selection.

Jan 28, 2019

A charming valentine to lovers, books, and lovers of books. Think of it as a British sequel to “The Storied Life Of A.J. Rivkay.”

Jan 11, 2019

Really enjoyed this book. Took a little while to get into it, but was ultimately charmed by a wide cast of characters. Very nicely written, making reading time a sweet escape for anyone who would love to find love in a book shop.

Dec 02, 2018

An absolutely fabulous multi-protagonist story with a treasured bookshop as the focal point to their intersecting lives. I grieved, celebrated, and fell in love right along with each character. I will undoubtedly be seeking out more stories from this author.

Sep 30, 2018

I had a hard time getting through this book, it seemed to drag on and on and on. However, I was interested in the characters and what happened to them so I continued on and finished the book. I had seen the movie "Love Actually" and understood the many references of similarities in the two stories. I did finish the book and, of course, everyone lived happily ever after!!

aeklund_0 Jul 11, 2018

This was the perfect, quick, summer read for a plane trip.

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