How to Find Love in a Bookshop
Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in Peasebrook, a picture-postcard Cotswold town, is a dream comes true for booklovers. Everyone who enters falls in love with something.
But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open and the developers are circling. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous - but what about the promise she made to her fat...more
It goes without saying that any book about books will appeal to me. A bookshop with a regular clientele, each with their own story, a few well- guarded secrets, and a healthy dose of sweet romance and you have an irresistible combination.
When Emilia inherits her father’s bookshop, she decides to brush off any attempts to persuade her to accept a buyout. But, unbeknownst to her, there is a plot afoot to make su ...more
Here are my reasons for this:
1) I found it in a used bookshop, which is cute.
2) I found it when I couldn’t stop reading books about bookstores, so. Also cute.
3) AND LOOK AT THE COVER! Cutest of all.
Yet here we are. With that sweet sweet one star rating. And a full page of single-spaced notes.
Everything about this sucks, but mostly because of two overarching, umbrella things that suck.
Firstly, there is no...feeling???
It’s very strange. ...more
Before Emillia's father passes away, he makes Emillia promise to keep the Nightingale book store open.
Julius opened the book store to help support Emillia and himself. As he was a single parent.
The story of Julius and the Nightingale book store was beautiful and compelling.
So you can understand why he so desperately want Emillia to keep the book store open.
Nightingale book shop reminds me of those gorgeous quaint book shops you find, where the owner knows every single book ...more
"Books told you things, everything you needed to know, but you didn't talk back to them."
When I started reading this book, I felt a little disappointed because I couldn't connect to the story or the characters. But as I read on, it turned out to be much more than I expected. I devoured the story and I loved it! I was feeling quite low and was going into a teeny tiny reading slump - every reader's nightmare of course, but this was just so uplifting! It made me smile and gave me some go ...more
"The whole point of life was you couldn't ever be sure what would happen next. Sometimes what happened was good, sometimes not, but there were always surprises."
This was a delightful, confectionary read! Such an immense joy to read. I don't generally pick up romancey novels, but I love a good romantic angle in my literary and classic fiction. This had all the feels, and I do mean all, because it centered around a bookshop at the center of a small village in the Cotswolds. Literary references ...more
Who could resist a book with a title like this? Certainly not me. I fell in love with this book from the first page of the prologue set in 1983. And when Emilia is sitting at her father’s bedside while he is dying 32 years later, I was right there with tears in my eyes too. The description of a daughter’s grief upon the death of a much loved parent was one I could all too readily associate with. Julius Nightingale had owned and run Nightingale Books in the Cotswold town of ...more
And with that, I dipped my toes into the Prologue and came across this beautiful passage which charmed me immediately.
It's possible to score the movie that this book will engender just from the mentions of music in the text. Joni Mitchell all the way to dreary, stolid Elgar by way of the inimitable, ineffable Saint-Saëns "The Swan" on cello.
A happy means to wile t ...more
In this book, a small bookshop place the main role. Every character in this book has some connection with the little shop, that sounds like heaven on earth.
This book puts into words why I love my new job in a bookstore SO MUCH. This is one of my favorite books now.
This book is full of booklove and it just fills my heart with warmth and love.
Just read this, if you love books. Trust me.
With her father on his deathbed, Emillia comes home from abroad then took the shop over when he died. The temptation to sell the shop is overwhelming but she had made a promise to keep the shop open.
This is a lighthearted tale of the love the customers have for the shop. ...more
Nightingale Books loses it's beloved owner and gains his daughter. The books store is in debt and needs an uplift. A sleazy wealthy contractor wants to buy the store to make it a parking lot for his apartment building that he is building. Emilia has a decision to make, keep the store and honor her father or sell and not burden herself.
Several clients of Nightingale Books have their own problems to deal with, and the book ...more
This story is a delightful read. It is a story about a secret love but also family love and finding love when you least expect it. Most of the story is set in a small town and the characters revolve aroun ...more
I have to be absolutely honest. I don't read cozy fiction very often, so "How to Find Love in a Book Shop" is a bit of an outlier for me. But I found it quite charming and easy to read.
When her father passes away, Emilia finds herself the new owner of Nightingale Books, the only bookstore in small town Peasebrook. The bookstore is more than just a commodity, it's a place full of secrets, dreams, and love. The patrons are wistful and pleasant, and their sto ...more
And so began a story of before and after, heartache and healing, life and death, and new beginnings and never-endings. With characters who gloried in names like Julius, Thomasina and Marlowe, be r ...more
The premise was charming and the main characters were actually ones I found myself liking from the off. But therein lay my main problem with this novel - there were just so ma ...more
(Pg. 12)-“Her father was still here, thought Emilia, in the thousands of pages. Millions- there must be so many millions-of words. All those words, and the pleasure they had provided for people over the years: escape, entertainment, education... He had changed minds. He had changed lives. It was up to her to carry on his work so he would li ...more
You get to know a lot of characters, they all have different life stories, and different problems. The only thing that connects them is a lovely bookshop in a small town they all live in.
I know I say "lovely" a lot right n ...more
Spoiler alert, although with such a quaint cover I don't think this is much of a spoiler, this book has multiple happy endings. Yet, the melancholy is overpowering. If the author's intent is to illustrate how life is the balance of love and death and the rel ...more
It’s set in a quaint and lovely village in the Cotswolds, my favorite place in all of England – atmospheric and heavenly. We visited there a few years ago and I spent some time in a small bookshop that seemed similar to the one described in this story. I wish that there was a boo ...more
Emilia Nightingale returns home to run her father's bookshop. The "someday" knowledge that she would do so became "today" knowledge and ...more
In How to Find Love in a Bookshop, we follow Emilia as she returns to the small town where her father has run a bookshop for many years. Her father’s passing prompts her return visit and the opportunity to run the bookshop herself. As you can imagine, taking over the bookshop is not as easy as it sounds.
We meet a few customers and soon become engrossed in each and every character’s story. I had fun on this journey and I think it was just the right book for me at the ...more
It had book-lovers and a bookstore and romance. What else did my book nerd heart need?
Unfortunately, the story also included two of my big pet peeves. Pet peeve might not be the right way to put it. When I run into either of these things in a novel, I kind of shrivel up inside because I just can't ...more
The writing, the characters, the story; they were all very well done. I felt all warm inside and so good and cozy as I finished the last page, thus the five star rating.
The wonderful little idyllic town of Peasebrook sounds truly magical and somewhere that in my wildest dreams, I’d like to live. The Nightingale Bookshop is a quaint place I would just love to visit and shop at and maybe even work at!
The people here all know each other and come togeth ...more
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