The Bookshop of Yesterdays Author:Amy Meyerson Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear from him again until sixteen years later ... more »when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy -- and one final scavenger hunt.
When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books -- now as its owner -- she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store's shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden -- and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.« less
Can you forgive someone who started your life with a lie? When Miranda's Uncle Billy dies, she goes to LA for his funeral and a visit with her parents. She is shocked when she learns he left the bookshop he owned to her. Miranda embarks on a journey of discovery, deception, forgiveness and acceptance. Good read.
Bit of a slow start but after first 2 chapters, I loved it! I love browsing independent bookstores and it was fun to read about this bookstore. Add mystery, family drama and romance and a great book is made! Highly recommend!