In my opinion...
I absolutely loved this book, it is witty but deep, with some wonderful one liners; ‘Melodie witters like a “trapped chaffinch, ”’-many made me smile or agree with the author, why had I never thought of expressing something that way?
Loveday is a gem of a character, I adored her quirkiness. Her reluctance to interact and be ‘normal’ I found totally credible. It was so nice to have a novel populated by really interesting, personable characters, such as Archie and Nathan
If I had seen this book in a shop, I am unlikely to have bought it, as its cover suggests a regular romance based round a bookshop. In truth, this story had me in tears at the hairdresser’s and grinning on the underground. The issues it tackles are real and accurate, it was an added bonus that for a Northern bookworm, the book references are accurate, the poetry is fascinating and it is based in the beautiful city of York.
Thank you Readers First & Bonnier Zaffre for my ARC of this lovely book.
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A bookshop keeps many secrets . . .
Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look closely, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are things she'll never show you.
Fifteen years ago Loveday lost all she knew and loved in one unspeakable night. Now, she finds refuge in the unique little York bookshop where she works.
Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past. Someone is trying to send her a message. And she can't hide any longer.
I was drinking...
Loveday loves a Gimlet, so do I, and what a beautiful glass!
A magical five glasses of bubbles !