How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

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How to Find Love in a Bookshop
by Veronica Henry
(Pamela Dorman Books – August 15, 2017)

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.

Review

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.

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Blog Tour: The Queen of New Beginnings

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I’m so happy to be a part of this blog tour – I loved this book and was excited to find a new author to follow! 

Book Description

The Queen of New Beginnings by Therese Loreskar
(Bombshell Books – July 31, 2017)

Available from Amazon as a Kindle book and paperback and included in the Kindle Unlimited subscription!

Queen cover 1.1This is the follow-up title to THE QUEEN OF BLOGGING series, but can definitely be read as a standalone!

Kajsa lives in a large house in Stockholm along with her three children and their dog. Since coming clean about lying on her popular blog she no longer has any work. Not only that but she has kicked her husband out because of his sex addiction.

 While her husband is in rehab trying to fix his little problem, Kajsa’s mother in law is thrown out of her retirement home and comes to live with her daughter in law. Then Kajsa receives an unexpected offer to move to a fashionable part of London. But having to look after her mother in law makes life complicated.  Can Kajsa rid herself of her baggage and make a fresh start with her children in England?

This laugh-out-loud comedy looks at the daily struggles we all face with our families and asks if starting again is ever really possible.

Review

Thanks to Bombshell Books for providing me with a digital review copy of this book – all opinions are my own. 

I am an absolute sucker for books written in diary-style and short, stream-of-thought style. This story is written in this exact was and was an incredibly fun read! Kajsa is a riot and narrates the story of her crazy family in both a hilarious and heartfelt way – a way that makes you realize that underneath her funny narrative, she really cares about and wants the best for all of them…….even her mother-in-law! I also loved that she never actually called any of her children by name in her narrative – it was an amusing quirk.

If you like Bridget Jones and reading about the insanity of modern motherhood, this is a great choice for you!

Author Bio

Author Therese Loreskar (2)Therese Loreskär started her career in 2010 as a Swedish author. She self-published her first novel which was very well received and quickly sold out!
 In 2014 she signed up to a publishing house. Her novel called “The Queen of Blogging” was released and the feedback was overwhelming! People referred to the book as a modern “Bridget Jones” and couldn’t get enough of the main character, Kajsa. The next book “The Queen of Blogging 2” was released shortly after to all the reader’s delight.
 Therese has since then published 4 bestselling children’s books as well. She often does tours at different schools and talks about her books. The children love her visits and Therese always enjoys talking to her little readers.
 “The Queen of Blogging 1 & 2” have also been recorded and launched as audiobooks in addition to paper backs in Sweden. Her biggest dream is to have “The Queen of Blogging series” made into films, and she secretly keeps a list in an old drawer of presumptive actors that would do the characters in her books justice.
 Her never-ending energy for writing and entertaining people with her characters is her biggest trait.
 Therese lives in the countryside along the west coast of Sweden. She has a rather big and busy household, with (one) husband, two children, one deaf cat, five hamsters and a grandmother.
 When she’s not busy making up stories and writing silly things, she enjoys the nature, people, history, redecorating the house without asking anyone for permission, and all other kinds of creativity.
Links:
Instagram @loreskar