Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren’t just within the pages of the books she sells – Emilia’s customers have their own tales to tell.
There’s the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn’t quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush . . .
And as for Emilia’s story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?
A truly magical story that will make you feel all warm inside and leave you wanting to read loads more books.
I loved how this book recommended so many books that I had never heard of and have now added to my list to read. I have reserved ‘Heartburn’ by Nora Ephron at my local library.
There are so many characters in this book each with their own story to tell and they all link with one another in some way, it actually reminded me of one of my favourite films ‘Love Actually’.
I especially like Thomasina and could relate to her as I work in a secondary school assisting cookery lessons and I am very passionate about helping the students learn to cook and develop a passion for cooking.
This book made me want to set up my own little bookshop, I certainly have enough books to stock one !! This also made me realise that it is important to support our local independent book stores to keep them going.
I had such a clear picture in my head of Peasebrook and its characters whilst reading this novel, I imagined Peasebrook to look very much like Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.
Thanks to Netgalley and Orion for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review.