Review: The Printed Letter Bookshop
Title: The Printed Letter Bookshop
Author: Katherine Reay
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care. While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late. The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.
My Review: This was such an endearing book. I loved all three of the main characters and could relate to the problems that each of them faced. I also adored the bookshop setting and found myself wishing that it was a real place I could visit. The story itself might be a touch predictable but it was a bit like watching a hallmark movie. You know where its going but you still get all warm and fuzzy. This was my first book by Reay but it certainly won’t be my last!
*I received this book from Thomas Nelson and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*