What they say: A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.
Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible. After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality. She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.
When her love life and friendships become even more complicated–will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
The Review: This book began with the most beautiful prologue of a little girl being transported to another place by her lovely grandfather. I was absolutely swept up by the beauty of the scene and settled in.
I’m always a fan of any book that has a bookshop as its centrepiece and I happily followed Libby’s story, loving the fact that each chapter was named after a famous book.
I’ll admit the descriptiveness, or maybe the telling of the story meant that I was reading as opposed to being ‘in’ the story if you know what I mean, but it was a lovely cosy read, with a nice sprinkle of sparkle that I enjoyed.
Thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review and for allowing me to be part of the blog tour.
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About the author
Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a maddog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning upafter her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her. She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments. She believes in happy ever afters. Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.