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Summary

The Bookseller's Secret is a delight from start to finish, a literary feast any booklover will savor!” (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Rose Code)

Aristocrat, author, book seller, WWII spy - a thrilling novel about real-life literary icon Nancy Mitford from the New York Times best-selling author of A Paris Apartment

In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young Thing is estranged from her husband, her allowance has been cut, and she’s given up her writing career. On top of this, her five beautiful but infamous sisters continue making headlines with their controversial politics.

Eager for distraction and desperate for income, Nancy jumps at the chance to manage the Heywood Hill bookshop while the owner is away at war. Between the shop’s brisk business and the literary salons she hosts for her eccentric friends, Nancy’s life seems on the upswing. But when a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up the pen again and revealing all is worth the price she might be forced to pay.

Eighty years later, Heywood Hill is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written by Nancy Mitford. For one woman desperately in need of a change, the search will reveal not only a new side to Nancy, but an even more surprising link between the past and present....

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

“With a vivid cast of unforgettable characters, Gable expertly and cleverly delivers wit, humor, and intrigue on every page. What a delightful escape.” (Susan Meissner, best-selling author of The Nature of Fragile Things)

“A triumphant tale that highlights the magic of bookshops and literature to carry people through even the darkest days of war.” (Kristina McMorris, New York Times best-selling author of Sold on a Monday)

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©2021 Michelle Gable (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Critic reviews

The Bookseller's Secret is a delight from start to finish. Michelle Gable skillfully twines the narratives of two effervescent heroines, a modern-day author with writer's block and her literary icon Nancy Mitford who is struggling to pen a best seller in the middle of the London Blitz. The result is a literary feast any booklover will savor!” (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code

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  • Ignatius Jay
  • 26-08-21

Absolutely adored

Inspiring- love the narrative structure, going to read Nancy Mitford right now!! Thanks to this wonderful author for her imagination and humanity

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  • Gretchen Janssen
  • 06-10-21

Meh

Not great and the reader pronounced something incorrectly. A thin plot line. Kind of cheesy.