Thank you HQ Digital and Netgalley for a free copy of this book for an honest review.
I really loved reading this book. It really tugged at my heartstrings to say the least and I was so immersed into the story that I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish reading it.
Hallie has just been fired from her job as a waitress in a restaurant and has been unluckly with holding on to a job. By a stroke of luck, she receives a messgae telling her she has won the ownership of her favorite bookshop, ‘Once Upon A Page’. The owner of the bookshop, Robert is ready to retire and has decided to follow the tradition of passing the shop on to a book lover instead of selling it. While Hallie is excited to have landed the job of her dreams, she is worried if she will be able to keep the business running. On her first day, Dimitri a handsome bloke comes along and she is instantly drawn to him. He turns out be be a huge help and together they discover that this shop is a haven of love stories of the past and some yet to happen.
Being a bookworm myself and a former bookshop owner, this book is as relatable as it can get. I understand how bookshops in this day and age struggle to keep their heads above water and how awful I felt when I had to close my store after 15 years. I loved all the characters except Drake. Thy were well thought out and perfectly placed. The story was well written and the protagonist was lovable. There were many parts that made me laugh out loud and Hallie’s mother featured alot in those instances. This was such a feel good romance that after I finished, I immediately went in search for more books by the author. and I am definitely going on a reading binge of her books.
‘The Little Bookshop of Love Stories’ is my definition of a perfect book for escapism (which is why I read) so If you love to escape in a good book anytime soon, this is your book. I highly recommend.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Published: May 8th, 2020 by HQ Digital
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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The Author: Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.