Blog Tour | How To Find Love In A Book Shop

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Today I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the blog tour to promote this gorgeous book by Veronica Henry; How To Find Love In A Book Shop. Today I'll be sharing my review with you. 

Title | How To Find Love In A Book Shop 

Author | Veronica Henry 

Publisher | Orion Publishing Group 

Source | Review Copy 

Rating | 5/5 

Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in the idyllic Cotswold town of Peasebrook, is a dream come true for booklovers.
But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous - but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention the loyalty she owes to her customers.
Sarah Basildon, owner of stately pile Peasebrook Manor, has used the book shop as an escape from all her problems in the past few years. But is there more to her visits than meets the eye?
Since messing up his marriage, Jackson asks Emilia for advice on books to read to the son he misses so much. But Jackson has a secret, and is not all he seems...
And there's Thomasina, painfully shy, who runs a pop-up restaurant from her tiny cottage. She has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere between Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White. Can she find the courage to admit her true feelings?
How to Find Love in a Book Shop is the delightful story of Emilia's fight to keep her book shop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched - and the books they all love.

As any book lover can attest to, hours spent in a book shop are  well spent hours. There is something so tranquil and therapeutic about standing amongst hundreds, thousands of books. There is also the friendliness of the people in there. There are unspoken rules and a bond that is immediate. Everyone knows when the right time is to speak up to a fellow customer about a book, or when to just honour the peace surrounding them. It really is a magical thing.

It's this exact atmosphere and magic if you like that is captured in the pages of How To Find Love In A Book Shop which makes Veronica Henry's writing just phenomenal. The book shop that is centre stage in this book is called Nightingale Books and it was started by Julius Nightingale and will be continued *hopefully*  by his daughter Emilia after he passes away.

A town without a book shop is a town without a heart. 

Nightingale Books is more than just a book shop and when Julius passes away the sheer impact that this shop and the man who owned it gave to the local community is sincerely felt and the locals have all found solace and healing, along with companionship whether with a person or a book.

Each character in the book is easily able to identify with and to be honest, some of it just breaks your heart in the most beautiful way. There are heart warming secrets shared in this little shop, and what blossoms from those secrets shows that out of something seemingly bad, something beautiful can indeed grow.

Books are more precious than jewels.

I adored how although we began grieving for Julius within the first chapter, we were able to travel back in time to the early 1980s and learn all about him as a young twenty something, how he met Rebecca and then the gorgeous Emilia came into the world, in an albeit heart breaking way. I think it really makes a difference to know the history of this little book shop, and it certainly cemented my love for it.

If you love books which I am going to safely assume that you do hence your visit here, and if you love the thought of reading about a book shop, I hand on heart fully recommend this book to you. This book will stay with me forever, and the love shared between the pages between the characters will endure eternity. This is a book simply NOT to be sitting on shelves unread, go out into the beautiful world, find a copy, buy it, hold it, read it - no DEVOUR it, and let the love that is indescribable from this book, heal your bookish heart as it did mine.

What a wonderful tribute to book shops everywhere! 

Don't forget to stop by and visit these other gorgeous blogs taking part in the blog tour! 

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