How to Find Love in a Bookshop Author:Veronica Henry 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 Nigh... more »tingale 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.« less
This is a sweet, smart literary love story, both in its writing quality and having books as a central theme. There are many characters, and most are interesting and fairly well developed. The idyllic village of Peasebrook is not immune to loss; some characters deal with grief throughout the novel. I enjoyed the British slang and wish it was possible spend several hours browsing in Nightingale Books.