The Little Bookshop of Love Stories | By Jaimie Admans
Narrative and Plot
The Little Bookshop of Love Stories is a simple and adorable love story in the backdrop of a book shop. It is a treat for any book lover. Hallie speaks for all those book lovers who cannot articulate their love of books into words. And to find a perfect book boyfriend in Dimitri, who also bakes is just the fairy tale that you can swoon over. The writing style and tone of the book is so refreshing that you want to come back for more.
The plot is straightforward and simple. It is predictable and yet that doesn’t stop you from reading it. Because if you’re in the mood for a sweet romance, then carefully balance that tray of cookies while you cuddle up in a corner with this book.
Characters and Conflicts
Hallie is thirty-five and she has never had any particular luck in life, before. And then she is the winner of this bookshop that comes with a flat. So when luck comes it is always in bundles. Hallie has the will to give everything she has in this fresh start. She owns the responsibility and works hard even though she doesn’t admit it much to herself.
The clumsy, sweet and book loving protagonist is your anchor to the story. With Dimitri in the picture, and their relationship as it progresses reminds you of the Beauty and the Beast. And just when you think that, the book calls it out. The charming village and the colourful folks are all lovely to read. There is no in depth soul searching or deep hidden meanings in this one. No one should be looking for that in this book.
This is a story of people with hope and optimism. It tells the story of people who are a ray of sunshine even after encountering tremendous amount of grief. The book has a whimsical tone to it which is definitely enjoyable.
The story itself acknowledges that it is going to be this sweet fairy tale-ish romance. And if you’re looking for something light and fluffy with a ton of bookish references to grin at, you must read this one. And don’t forget to leave a loving message for someone once you are done.
I received an e-ARC of The Little Bookshop of Love Stories from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.