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#Review Scenes from a Country Bookshop by Victoria Connelly #Contemporary #Series #BlogTour

I am planning to read each of these book and post my reviews on different dates during this blog tour, and today it is the turn for ‘Natural Born Readers‘.


Title: Natural Born Readers

Standalone Book 4 in the Book Lovers Series

Author: Victoria Connelly

Publication Date: November 2019

Estimated Page Count – 262

Rating: 4.5/5*

Author Content Warning  – Blindness, a polyamorous relationship, references to the Bloomsbury Group

Purchase Link  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07YYN3MKR

My Review:

It was great to reconnect with the members of the Nightingale family again in this story. This time the focus was on Josh Nightingale who runs the book shop for adults, selling new books. He’s a bookaholic, an earnest young man who assumes he’ll never have time for romance or love other than in the pages of a book. However, when a new shop opens across the road from him, he discovers that maybe he was wrong about that!

This is a lovely addition to the series with so many surprises in store as you read it! ​This is one of those stories where if I start discussing anything that happens I’m very likely to give spoilers away so I’m going to restrain myself and just say it is a lovely, heartwarming story, with great characters and an emotive storyline – one that you’d not wish on anyone. It deals with different relationships, expectations, keeping secrets, living life to the full whilst you can, health worries and so much more. I really hope there will be further books in this series sharing what happens next for this couple and maybe helping May find love, too!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.


Josh Nightingale has always been married to his books. Happy to run his bookshop in the small town of Castle Clare, he’s never really had time for romance and truly believes that he’s never going to fall in love. But, when April Channing opens a new shop opposite his, everything changes.

Sweet and attentive one moment, abrupt and aloof the next, Josh really can’t understand April at all. What exactly is going on? Josh is pretty sure that the answer can’t be found in a book.


​The previous books in this series (with links to my reviews of them) are:

The Book Lovers

Rules for a Successful Book Club

Natural Born Readers

About Victoria Connelly

Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

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One comment on “#Review Scenes from a Country Bookshop by Victoria Connelly #Contemporary #Series #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    May 2, 2020

    I love books about libraries, bookshops, book clubs, so this series really piques my interest. Your reviews of all of them have certainly put them on my radar. I have added them to my TBR.


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