Book Review for HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP by Veronica Henry

Pamela Dorman Books
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A positively charming story packed with fabulously quirky characters, witty quips, and a love of books.

HOW TO FIND LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP is a touching story of love, loss, and discovery all centered around a quaint bookshop in a small village. Filled with wonderfully imperfect characters, a whole lot of heart, and a bit of humor, I dare you not to become enchanted with everyone you meet.


From the opening pages, I knew that this would be one of those stories that I just fell in love with. The combination of the various personalities, the picturesque surroundings, and Emilia’s journey was simply perfect. I just cannot express to you all how much I needed a book like this. The concept of overcoming loss and struggling to find your path is always something that I am drawn to. However, the way that Henry wrote this book allowed me to see more than just Emilia. She infuses her story not only with the ups and downs of reality, but also gave hope to each of her characters. The writing is eloquent and flows with such ease that I devoured this book within a day.

This book is for all the book loving romantics out there. Curl up with a cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa and enter the world of Nightingale Books with all its patrons.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Plot Summary:

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 bookshop 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. 

Enter the world of Nightingale Books for a serving of romance, long-held secrets, and unexpected hopes for the future—and not just within the pages on the shelves. How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.

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About the Author: Veronica Henry was a television script writer before turning her hand to fiction. She has published sixteen novels which she describes as realistic escapism - her setting are gorgeous, but her characters have problems and dilemmas everyone can identify with. Find more from the author at

Book Details:

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books (August 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0735223491
ISBN-13: 978-0735223493

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