The Little Bookshop of Love Stories | By Jaimie Admans

The Little Bookshop of Love Stories
Today is the Mondayest Monday ever. Hallie Winstone has been fired – and it wasn’t even her fault! Having lost her job and humiliated herself in front of a whole restaurant full of diners, this is absolutely, one hundred percent, the worst day of her life. That is until she receives an email announcing that she is the lucky winner of the Once Upon a Page Bookshop! Owning a bookshop has always been Hallie’s dream, and when she starts to find secret love letters on the first pages of every book, she knows she's stumbled across something special. Things get even better when she meets gorgeous, bookish Dimitri and between them, they post a few of the hidden messages online, reuniting people who thought they were lost forever. But maybe it’s time for Hallie to find her own happy-ever-after, too?   ( Goodreads)

My thoughts

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

 

 

 

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I received an e-ARC of The Little Bookshop of Love Stories from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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