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Summary

Libby Tebbit had absolutely had her fill of big-city life.

So, when presented with the opportunity to take over her gran’s shop, The Bookshop by the Beach, she’d have been crazy to turn it down, right?

Idyllic notions of lazy days by the ocean shore, shooing away the surplus eligible bachelors circling around her like squawking gulls, filled her head. These things were certain to await her, she felt confident, in this next glorious chapter of her life - this wonderful seaside adventure on the Isle of Man.

Only her business acumen was about as useless as her choice in men. Still, nothing ventured nothing gained. And, besides, what’s the worst that could happen?

Well, quite a lot as she’d soon discover. In a relatively short amount of time, a business that’d operated fairly successfully for 40 years was on its knees - and, sadly, Libby’s dance card was also emptier than her bank account.

She wasn’t ready to let go of her dream so easily. Not just yet. All she needed, then, was a plan to turn around the ailing fortunes of The Bookshop by the Beach, and fast!

The feel-good romantic-comedy listen for the summer. If you enjoy Sophie Kinsella or JoJo Moyes, then you'll adore this book. 

©2020 J C Williams (P)2020 J C Williams

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Juvenile

I cannot believe that this book was meant for adults. Even a teenager would be hard pressed to find it anything but juvenile. It is read in a breathless tone as if a young girl is writing in her diary though she is supposed to be a young woman who runs her own bookshop.!

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Great Story

Another great story from J C Williams.,
Really enjoyed the story and characters, especially the story within, by means of her grandfather's journal.
Also the narration was spot on, very pleasant to listen to