#Blogtour #BookReview: The Bookbinder's Daughter by Jessica Thorne @JessThorneBooks @bookouture #TheBookBindersDaughter #BookTwitter
Release date - 20th September 2021
Book length - 248 pages
Publisher - Bookouture
Worldwide - www.bookdepository.com
UK - www.amazon.co.uk
US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Noelle from www.bookouture.com for the opportunity to take part in this magical blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The song surrounded her now, the murmuring of the library insistent, and her foot took the first step on the winding stairs. She knew it wasn’t entirely a dream. It was the library calling her, its magic driving her.
When Sophie is offered a job at the Ayredale Library – the finest collection of rare books in the world, and the last place her bookbinder mother was seen when Sophie was just a teenager – she leaps at the chance. Will she finally discover what happened to the woman she’s always believed abandoned her?
Taking in the endless shelves of antique books, the soaring stained-glass windows, and the grand sweeping staircase, usually shy Sophie feels strangely at home, and is welcomed by her eccentric fellow binders. But why is the Keeper of the Library so reluctant to speak about Sophie’s mother? And why is Sophie the only person who can read the strange spells in the oldest books on display, written in a forgotten language nobody else understands?
The mysteries of the library only deepen when Sophie stumbles upon an elaborately carved door. The pattern exactly matches the pendant her mother left behind years ago, engraved with a delicate leaf. As the door swings open at her touch, Sophie gasps at the incredible sight: an enormous tree, impossibly growing higher than the library itself, its gently falling golden leaves somehow resembling the pages of a book. Amidst their rustling, Sophie hears a familiar whisper…
‘There you are, my Sophie. I knew you’d come back for me.’
A beautiful and spell-binding story about heritage, love, and embracing the past, THE BOOKBINDER'S DAUGHTER by Jessica Thorne is magical in every possible way.
Many years ago on a fateful night, Sophie's mother simply vanished into thin air. Ripped from the only home she had ever known by her father in his grief, he trained Sophie to be a talented bookbinder, but he was no longer the man she used to know and love. Time passed and Sophie has very few memories of the place she used to call home or of her mother, only what she sees in her dreams. But when her father passes away, her uncle arrives and offers her a job opportunity of a lifetime at Ayredale Library, her childhood home. Determined to break free from a controlling relationship and discover the truth about what happened all those years ago, Sophie accepts. But nothing could prepare her for old feelings to flare to life, the stunning surroundings of the greatest library ever created, or the mysteries that are waiting for her to unlock them. Because Sophie is special and the magic is calling to her.
Compelling and engaging characters and a stunning setting that comes alive on the page combine to make this book unputdownable. Sophie is quiet and timid but she wasn't always that way and seeing her return to Ayredale where she belongs was fantastic as she grew more confident with what she wants and who she wants to become. I loved the magical and historical elements of this book as a whole new world came to light on each page. Will is a wonderful character and I wanted him to find the strength to embrace who he was completely. The importance of friendship and belonging are expertly woven throughout this tale and the idea that family is those who love you and choose you is firmly placed throughout too.
THE BOOKBINDER'S DAUGHTER has got it all - fantasy, magic, romance, betrayal, secrets, and lies - and I cannot wait to read more from Jessica Thorne.
Jessica Thorne watched far too much sci-fi and read far too much fantasy at an impressionable age. And it was awesome. She writes fantasy and sci-fi romance with a steampunk edge and just refuses to face reality.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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