My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sweet, happy, innocent romance, BOOKS, a quiet English village ~ it all adds up to my perfect feel-good story
Book Description (from Goodreads)
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 bookshop 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.
Thank you to Pamela Dorman books for providing me with a finished copy of this title for review – all opinions are my own.
HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP is one of those cozy sweater books….a cup of hot tea on a rainy night books….a book that just makes you believe that all is right with the world and let’s you sink into the pages and forget about real life. Emilia and the world of Nightingale Books are an absolute joy to read about, and I’m adding this to my list of favorite books about books……and bookshops. Some books are hard to review because your feelings are visceral and almost inexplicable. That’s how I feel about this one – it’s a personal love for a new favorite story.
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves reading, the English countryside and sweet stories – there’s no mystery or intrigue or drama or literary tricks. Just straight-up happy.