Sunday, April 2, 2017

Review: How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Author: Veronica Henry
Started reading: March 25th 2017
Finished the book: April 2nd 2017
Pages: 336
Genres: Romance, Chicklit
Published: June 16th 2016
Source: Bought a Kindle Ebook
Goodreads score: 4.0
My score:
Everyone has a story... but will they get the happy ending they deserve?
Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren't just within the pages of the books she sells - Emilia's customers have their own tales to tell.
There's the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn't quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush... As for Emilia's story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?

My thoughts
I truly fell in love with the book once I got to know all the characters and their stories. The book really gripped me after 70% and that's when I started to rush through. I started caring for the characters and their lives and this made me give the book 5 apples.

  • Feel good book: I cannot describe this book as anything but a feel-good-book. Don't read too fast; This book also has gripping emotions and made me cry a little, but overall it really is a feel-good-book. I closed this book (or my Kindle, lol) with a good feeling. With a *sigh*.. That sigh when you just finished a great book.
  • Life lessons: This book made me realize there can be a lot of things wrong with your life. There can be a lot of things that you want to change. This book made me realize that you have to make the change for yourself. You have to make the hard choices if you want that change for yourself. I like books with a life lesson!
  • I felt involved: At some point (somewhere around 70%) I felt very involved with the characters. I cared for them and for their lives and I felt their joy and their sadness. This is the strongest part about the book. The characters were alive for me. And they have 1 thing in common: They all LOVE books!
  • Books and music: Two magical ingredients for a great book. What do you want more?
Wait.. What?

A great book about books with some ingredients that you need to love a book. Feelings, great characters and some life advice. I fell in love with this book, mostly in the second part. The book ended amazing and I'm so glad I picked this up! It gives you this feeling:

Other opinions about this book
"Romantic and utterly heartwarming"
- Jenny Colgan

Memorable quotes from this book
"I have lots of favourites. That's the trouble with books. You can never choose your favorite. It changes depending on your mood."

"So that was why people read. Because books explained things: how you thought, and how you behaved, and made you realise you were not alone in doing what you did or feeling what you felt."

"Books are more precious than jewels. She truly believed this. What did a diamond bring you? A momentary flash of brilliance. A diamond scintillated for a second; a book could scintillate forever."

What's your favorite reading spot?


  1. Ooh! I need to add this to my TBR!

  2. I love books with gripping emotions! Love the quotes.

  3. This one is new to me but it sounds great! Glad you enjoyed it as much as you did :)

    1. I didn't know it as well, but got to read it because of my bookclub!!

  4. I have an ebook of this one!! Sounds like a really sweet read :)


Leave a comment, I love to discuss books and anything else!

~ Esther