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Title: The Little Bookshop of Love Stories
Author: Jaimie Admans
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance
What an enchanting book this proved to be – so many love stories hidden in a bookshop!
Hallie Winstone didn’t think anything was going her way after she’d been fired yet again. However, her luck changed as she learnt she’d won the bookshop in the village she grew up in – yes, and it even came with its own flat! The problem is the shop isn’t financial viable, she needs to encourage more folks to buy books – and to learn what stock she already has. She’s helped by Dimitri, an artist who comes to create book illustrations in the store every day and helps her. Sorting out the stock they discover lots of the second hand books have love letters written in them…. and so the inspiration for helping bring these people together again begins. But will it only be strangers it helps bring romance to?
This is a truly heartwarming story involving very different families, lots of laughter and inspirational love. It is a delight to escape into and I’m so glad Dimitiri’s secret doesn’t ruin everything for them. I throughly enjoyed reading it and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys multiple romances, a quirky Mum, cooking disasters, a huge secret to be uncovered and lots of love in a charismatic, cosy community but with a threatening bully who could ruin everything…
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and finding it to be absolutely absorbing, putting a huge smile on my face! I really want to go explore the bookshop in this story!
Today is the Mondayest Monday ever. Hallie Winstone has been fired – and it wasn’t even her fault!
Having lost her job and humiliated herself in front of a whole restaurant full of diners, this is absolutely, one hundred percent, the worst day of her life.
That is until she receives an email announcing that she is the lucky winner of the Once Upon a Page Bookshop!
Owning a bookshop has always been Hallie’s dream, and when she starts to find secret love letters on the first page of every book, she knows she’s stumbled across something special.
But Hallie’s beloved bookshop is in financial trouble, and with sales dwindling, she can’t help but wonder if she is really cut out to run a business.
Things start to look up when she meets gorgeous, bookish Dimitri and between them, they post a few of the hidden messages online, reuniting people who thought they were lost forever.
But maybe it’s time for Hallie to find her own happy-ever-after, too?