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Summary

The latest heartwarming novel from the New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs.

Heartbroken Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming, cash-strapped bookshop and finds herself the carer for her ailing grandfather Andrew. She thinks it’s best to move him to an assisted-living home to ensure his care, but to pay for it, Natalie will have to sell up the bookshop. However, Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to budge. 

Moving into the studio apartment above the shop, Natalie hires a contractor, Peach Gallagher, to do some repairs. His young daughter becomes a regular at the shop, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works. Slowly, Natalie’s sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new friendships. 

From unearthing hidden artefacts in the bookshop’s walls, to learning the truth about her family, the bookshop is full of surprises. Can Natalie reveal her own heart’s desire and turn a new page?

©2020 Susan Wiggs (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"The great Susan Wiggs writes with grace, insight and wisdom about the things that matter." (Adriana Trigiani best-selling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife)

"Love, loss, passion and everything in between.... I love Susan Wiggs' novels so much." (Jenny Colgan)

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Painfully slow cliché

After 4 hours of listening nothing even remotely interesting has happened. And oh my god, another plane crash story, why?!? The writer seems to think that constantly reminding the readers/listeners about the same things is a good idea. In case they are dim. We get it; oh, the grief. Grandad is in poor health. Two people died. We get it! Now can we please get on with it? Apparently not, let’s repeat. Again. Sorry, this was a huge disappointment, and even worse, I’m not able to return it. After 4 hours I’m done and I’m going to remove it from my library.

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Not My Usual Genre

This book certainly isn’t my usual genre of mysteries, courtroom drama, biographies etc bit it was a truly wonderful story. I do love books about bookstores though and this book was one of the best. I highly recommend it.