How to Find Love in a Book Shop
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.
Bestseller Veronica Henry returns with this delightful story set in a Cotswold book shop.
A warm-hearted, lovely read CLOSER Packed with delightful characters and their stories, this is a touching, warm-hearted and simply lovely read CHOICE Beautifully written story for all book lovers -- Isabelle Broom HEAT A gorgeous escapist beach read -- Jo Finney GOOD HOUSKEEPING An unassumingly powerful read about the power of books -- Claire Frost FABULOUS, THE SUN ON SUNDAY If only we all had a bookshop in our lives that could deliver us what Peasebrook's does; meaning, community, true love and, of course, a happy ending. Perfect deckchair reading Yorkshire Post An uplifting novel about hope, second chances-and the plight of the independent bookshop THE LADY Winningly warm-hearted novel with an appealing heroine, who fights to save the Cotswalds bookshop she inherited from her father READER'S DIGEST With a vibrant cast, an idyllic setting and books at its heart, this novel is every booklover's dream -- Jade Craddock THE SUN
Veronica Henry has worked as a scriptwriter for THE ARCHERS, HEARTBEAT and HOLBY CITY amongst many others, before turning to fiction. She won the 2014 RNA NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD for A NIGHT ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Veronica lives with her family in a village in north Devon. Find out more at www.veronicahenry.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @veronica_henry