How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
Method of consumption: Hardcover
Book Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
WARNING: This book will make you want to open your own bookshop!
If you’re looking for a feel good novel that will leave you with a huge smile on your face, this is the book for you!! I picked it up because I figured it would be a good Valentine’s Day read, but this one works at any time of year.
Upon her father’s deathbed, Emilia Nightingale promises him that she will carry on his legacy after he’s gone. Julius opened Nightingale Books just after Emilia’s birth, 32 years before. However, Emilia quickly realizes that owning and running a bookshop, though it may be her legacy and her dream, isn’t quite as easy as she thought.
As she embarks on her journey to keep Nightingale Books alive, she encounters a lovely cast of characters, who all work to help her along the way. Each of them has their own set of obstacles to overcome, as they seek to find love and happiness in their lives.
As you can imagine, this book has many cheesy moments, but I was more than happy to forgive them, as I fell in love with each of the characters and made my way through Veronica Henry’s pretty prose.
This story reminded me of a bookish-themed Love Actually, with its intertwined stories and characters, overall theme of love, and a (partly) Christmas setting. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
After all, a town without a bookshop was a town without a heart.