Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Books Read: Rebecca Raisin - The Bookshop on the Corner

Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?

Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.


Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread CafĂ©, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop…


Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too!


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In The Bookshop On the Corner we meet Sarah Smith who lives her life through the books that furnish the shelves in her bookshop, reading them she is whisked off to exotic locations by tall handsome strangers.  A life so far removed from reality that she's extremely suspicious of the intentions of handsome journalist Ridge who appears out of the blue wanting to do a feature on the town and her in particular.

Sarah was such a delightful leading character who I could completely relate to, it was almost as if Rebecca was writing about me as so many of her traits are similar to mine and my ultimate dream is to run a bookshop one day.

I love stories that are interlinked through characters or settings so couldn't wait to read this novella when I heard that it was set in the Connecticut town of Ashford which was the setting for Rebecca Raisin's Gingerbread Cafe series.  But don't worry if you've not read the other books as this can be read as a standalone but you'll soon want to go back and read them as soon as you've finished reading this one.

Once again Rebecca has written a gorgeous tale that takes us back to the charming town of Ashford, it was great meeting up with old friends Cee Cee and Lil again and meeting new ones in Sarah and Missy who I'm sure we'll meet again at some stage in the future.  The Bookshop On The Corner is a real feel-good read that will have you chuckling out loud one moment especially when Cee Cee is involved and then wishful sighing the next... highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book to review from the publisher via NetGalley.  

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