Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to Find Love in a Bookshop Review


About the Book

The enchanting story of a bookshop, 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 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.

Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future--and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I don't usually give a low star rating on books but this story really disappointed me. The first part of the book was really good! The back story I enjoyed and also the bookshop itself is simply fun to imagine. All of these things were good! BUT the second part of the book really let me down. There were multiple random characters in each chapter is was difficult to keep track of who was who. With all the different story lines and the main thread continuing everything just fell flat for me. I wasn't eager to find out what happened with the characters and many things felt long and drawn out. I so wish this wasn't the case but this book hit a dead halt for me mid way and that is why I can only give it two stars.
Others might really enjoy this novel it simply wasn't for me.

Two stars.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free. All Opinions are my own,"

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