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Review: How to Find Love in a Bookshop

How to Find Love in a BookshopHow to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wanted to love Veronica Henry’s How to Find Love in a Bookshop and it begins promisingly, feeling like a love letter of a novel written to all book lovers. There’s even some name-dropping of intriguing books and authors that I marked to look into later (I’ve already added Jilly Cooper to my TBR list). However, for the most part How to Find Love in a Bookshop was a disappointment. It seemed like it took forever for anything to happen. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to root for because it took so long just to introduce each of the storylines. I think there were just too many. Personally, I would have been happy with a novel just about Thomasina.
The descriptions were wonderful making me wish I were in this pleasant Cotswolds village, spending the afternoons browsing around Nightingale Books but I wish more time had been spent developing the many relationships. I feel that that would have made the ending, which was somewhat predictable yet heart-warming, more satisfying.

If you enjoy this story of Emilia attempting to make sense of life after the death of her beloved (by so many people!) father, you may also enjoy Lori Nelson Spielman’s The Life List, a personal favorite of mine.

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