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Summary

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 bookshop 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 bookshop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched - and the books they all love.

©2016 Veronica Henry (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group

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relaxing and comforting

This book deals with grief and life. You know where it is going but it is a gentle journey. A perfect Christmas read as it finishes at Christmas time and therefore it would make you feel festive. I have just listened to it in the summer whilst gardening and it was perfect for that too

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 22-06-16

Even a cynical old b***** like me can enjoy this

Do you know it does us all good to listen to book like this now and again. It was the bookshop part of the title that drew me in (as a twice divorced woman it certainly wasn't the love angle). Another reviewer's description of 'brain fluff' is probably right but amongst all the angst novels and dark thrillers this really is a lovely escape. Yes all the people are nice and yes there are lots of happy endings - but tramping with the dogs on the common after a tough day at work isn't it sometimes nice to get a nice warm glow when someone gets her man!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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gentle and heartwarming

The narrator reads quietly and with empathy. The story unfolds as a gentle love story

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Lovely

Another lovely book from Veronica Henry. This one will make you laugh, cry and cheer.

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not my favourite veronica henry but still worth it

not my favourite veronica henry book i have listened to alot but still worth a listen.

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Easy listen, comfy chick lit

A nice book to wind down with, right balance of romance, lifestyle and ambition.
Happy believable ending

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Lovely Story, Terrible Narrator

Always fab to read a new VH & I enjoyed the story, although didn't feel it was one of her best.

The narrator was terrible, her voice was all wrong for the characters, most of the female characters sounded the same, so it was often difficult to tell who was talking, if no other indication had been made.

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a twee story for the ladies

nothing much happened except the bath overflowed. but it had a happy ending and Alice saw the light

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Undemanding entertainment

This novel contains quite a lot of characters and several plot lines, which perhaps doesn't make it the ideal candidate for converting to an audiobook. However, the narrator does a pretty good job at making the voices different, which certainly helped. Unfortunately none of the various stories really gripped me, although the book was just about interesting enough to keep me listening until the end.

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Brilliant story and telling ...

My first audible book and couldn’t be happier ! Brilliantly read and story was full of characters and plot ... counting down the days till I can order book no.2!