Saturday, February 11, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling

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Review by Suze

Posy works in a bookshop. She's her younger brother's guardian because their parents passed away. Lavinia, the owner of the bookshop, helped Posy to get back on her feet when it happened. Posy mostly lives in a dream world, but that part of her life ends when Lavinia dies. She leaves her bookshop to Posy and the rest of her estate goes to her grandson Sebastian. Posy is now the boss of several people and the bookshop isn't doing well. If she wants to keep working there together with the staff she loves so much she needs to find a way to make it profitable again.

Posy thinks she knows how to attract more visitors and she makes plans to transform the bookshop. However, Sebastian has other ideas. He can be rude and he doesn't listen to Posy. He tries to make decisions for her, but Posy won't let him. She wants the bookshop to be hers, to turn it into something women will love. Sebastian is a hindrance, but Posy also finds him very attractive. Hiding in her world of fiction is Posy's way to deal with the situation, but is that enough of a distraction or will things eventually spiral out of control?

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a fantastic heartwarming story. Posy is a dreamer. She's sweet, has good ideas and she's smart, but she also likes to disappear into her own world every now and then. I loved how Annie Darling gives her readers the chance to go there with her and enjoyed reading about Posy's thoughts and fantasies. She has numerous discussions with Sebastian and I often laughed out loud while reading their conversations, they're incredibly funny. The way they communicate with each other is brilliant. Sebastian tries to walk all over Posy and she won't let him. Meanwhile there's plenty of chemistry between them. They're a fabulous combination of marvelous character traits and I loved their unique connection.

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a story about one of my favorite topics, books. I immediately fell in love with the setting. The bookshop is a wonderful quaint place and Posy fits right in. She's a bit eccentric and I loved her taste in both stories and men. The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a novel that made me incredibly happy because of its amazing warm atmosphere, memorable dialogue laced with humor, original delightful characters and uplifting nature. I highly recommend this terrific scintillating story.

Advice

If you love warm, funny romantic stories set in a bookshop you should definitely read The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader will receive a paperback copy of The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts.

 
The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. Please add withloveforbooks@gmail.com to your list of approved email addresses. All of our giveaways are international.

32 comments:

  1. Interesting read especially around a bookshop, since we have so few of.

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  2. I liked the review, sounds like a good read.

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  3. The book review sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

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  4. Looks good, thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  5. Set in a bookshop you say?! I'm in!

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  6. What a wonderful story! I love the bookshop setting. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Looks like fun! That's a charming cover! Thank you for the contest!

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  8. Sounds like a cute book.
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  9. Annie is a new author to me and I'm looking forward to reading The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts.

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  10. The Little Bookshop of Lonely hearts sounds like a good read. Thank you

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  11. Looking forward to reading this and more of Annie's work

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  12. Love the sound of this book...love the cover. Thanks for the chance x

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  13. I love quaint little bookshops. I live in a small town and we have several. I spend hours in them sometimes, even curling up on a settee and reading a book I just bought. The cover for this is also lovely.

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  14. I don't think you can go wrong with a book about a bookshop. The title alone makes me want to read it.

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  15. Does this make anyone else want to go to her book shop? Also I think Posy and Sebastian will fall in love.

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  16. I love reading. I hope to win this book to also improve my English.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I love the whole setting and premise of this book.
    I also love meeting new Authors and books.
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  19. I love to read about bookshops. I'm also a lonely heart so this is perfect :)

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  20. Such a lovely, romantic cover. And it's about a bookshop? Yes, please.

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  21. I'd love to visit Posy's bookshop. This sounds great.

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  22. Oh this sounds so good! I love the heartwarming stories, and the bookshop is such a neat setting! Books and romance....they just go together!

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  23. It sounds very romantic and I do love the cover too!
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  24. I wanted to read this book since it was released. I think it is 100% my cup of tea! ;)

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  25. I sounds like a great book & the cover makes me want to read it.

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