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Veronica Henry: How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Úgy tűnik, az év végén rám jön, hogy olvasnék valami limonádét, pihenésképp. Abszolút nem vagyok ellene az ilyesminek, Sophie Kinsella könyveit például kifejezetten kedvelem, sablonosak és kiszámíthatóak, de viccesek, és bele tudja magát élni az ember a főszereplő helyzetébe, még ha baromi kellemetlen is sokszor. Szóval 2017-ben a Little Beach Street Bakeryt olvastam, ami nem volt rossz, még meg is lepett, most meg ezt kezdtem el. Hát khm. Cselekmény(?)leírás következik, hosszan.

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Veronica Henry: How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry: How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in Peasebrook, a picture-postcard Cotswold town, is a dream comes true for booklovers. Everyone who enters falls in love with something.

But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open and the developers are circling. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous – but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention her customers, for whom the shop is a comfort, a meeting place, a lifeline.

There's Gary, a stable lad for a nearby trainer, who buys books to read to Nikki, who is lying in a coma. He spends every spare hour at Nikki's bedside, never giving up hope that she will come round.

Betty, who runs a supper club from her tiny cottage, has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White.

Mrs Norris repeatedly 'forgets' to pay for her books – and Emilia never has the heart to remind her. But Mrs Norris isn't quite as forgetful as she pretends …

And then Emilia meets Dexter, local jack-the-lad, who is looking to improve his English so he can better himself. He buys all Emilia's recommendations, and together they re-discover all her favourite authors. But Dexter has a secret, and is not all he seems…

How to Find Love in a Bookshop is the delightful story of Emilia's fight to keep her bookshop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched – and the books they all love.