Release date - 22nd September 2016 (Paperback)
Book length - 384 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
In 1983 Julius Nightingale and his little baby daughter bought an empty shell of a store in the picturesque village of Peasebrook, in the Cotswolds. Julius had a dream of opening a book shop where people would feel welcome and comforted, surrounded by the beauty and the magic of the written word. And their shop would be called 'Nightingale Books'.
Thirty-two years later and Emilia Nightingale has returned home to say her final goodbye to her beloved dad, Julius. Feeling all alone in this world, Emilia is unsure of her next step in life. But she knows that she would love to keep the shop alive as it meant so much to her father, and to herself. But finances were never Julius's strong point, and as the bills pile up, and the local property shark closes in, Emilia recognises that it might just be too difficult to save the shop. But the book shop that Julius created means so much to so many people in Peasebrook, and as the community rally around Emilia, she begins to believe in the impossible. For the shop is so much more than somewhere to make a purchase - it brings love alive in so many ways, from the shy local cooking teacher, to love at the Stately manor, to the broken family relationships that yearn to be healed. Through 'Nightingale Books' everyone is linked and together they may just find their happily ever after.
HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOK SHOP by Veronica Henry is a beautiful and emotional tale about love and friendship. We learn so much about Julius and Emilia throughout the tale - their close relationship and their hopes and dreams - and as a complete bookworm, "Nightingale Books' sounds like my dream book shop. Throughout the novel, we are introduced to a number of characters from the village of Peasebrook, and through all of their highs and lows, there is the constant presence of the book shop and the Nightingales, that link everyone together. From an old Hollywood fling, falling in love when it is too late, and finally figuring out that love is right under your nose if you would just open your eyes, HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOK SHOP by Veronica Henry cast a magical spell over me, and I never wanted this story to end. A stunning story that I will return to for many years to come.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+
As an army child, I went to eight different schools, including the Royal School Bath, where I learnt Latin, how to make rock buns and how to take my bra off without getting undressed. I went on to study Classics at Bristol University, followed by a bi-lingual secretarial course - a surprisingly useful combination.
I landed a job as Production Secretary on The Archers at Pebble Mill in Birmingham, where it used to take me two and a half hours to type out an Archers script on an Olivetti ET121 typewriter. Duties ranged from recording the sound of newborn piglets to playing Peaches the barmaid in the Cat and Fiddle. There was never a dull moment, and The Archers taught me that everyone needs an escape from everyday life.
From there, I became a script editor for Central Television, working on broadcasting legends Crossroads and Boon. I started a family and became a freelance scriptwriter, writing hundreds of hours of television drama, including Heartbeat and Holby City.
In 2000 I got my first book deal, and am currently writing my fifteenth novel, The Forever House.
I also write lifestyle features for newspapers and magazines, including Woman and Home, Red, The Daily Mail, Woman and The Sunday Times.
I speak regularly at Literary Festivals, libraries, WIs and charity events, talking about my career and the inspiration for my novels. For more information:
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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