“The enchanting story of a book shop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart. Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers–a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father’s death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia’s loyal customers have become like family, and she can’t imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There’s Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the book shop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there’s a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage–she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings”
MY BOOK REVIEW:
Yup, that’s the word for it alright.
Its a simple and heartwarming story about a small town community in which it tells such different stories about its residents and how they are being connected together by an old fashioned bookstore especially by its owner.
I would also like to point out that as a reader, I was entirely and magically pulled into the story by the writer’s captivating words. A highly recommended novel for all the bookworms (and soon to be readers) out there!
And below this, is a collection of some quotes that I’ve highlighted while I was reading this novel. I hope you’re going to like it as much as I did.
“a town without a book shop was a town without a heart.”
“All the diamonds in the world are nothing in comparison. Books are more precious than jewels.”
“A great cookery writer can make you see the dish, smell it, taste it, with no need for a photograph.”
“Only happy people don’t try and make other people feel bad.”
“Brilliant musicians were brilliant because they practiced, not just because they had talent.”
“Reading gave her comfort.”
“There’s a book for everyone, even if they don’t think there is. A book that reaches in and grabs your soul.”
“The great thing about a book shop was nobody thought it was odd if you lingered for ages.”
“life was complicated, that love sprang from nowhere sometimes, and that forbidden love wasn’t always something to be ashamed of.”
“That’s the trouble with books. You can never choose your favorite. It changes depending on your mood.”
“Thank God for cooking, she thought. Cooking never let her down.”
“So that was why people read. Because books explained things: how you thought, and how you behaved, and made you realise you were not alone in doing what you did or feeling what you felt.”
Well that’s it for now. Till my next book review.
Thank you so much for reading! 🙂