Michelle doesn’t believe in fairy tales. She’s a hard-headed businesswoman, making a fresh start in a new town. And when she decides to take over a neglected book shop, she knows the perfect manager.
For book-loving Anna, it’s a dream come true—and not just because it gives her an escape from her three demanding step-children and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian. Although she’s been thinking that her own fairytale ending hasn’t really turned out the way she hoped, Anna’s passion for the classics is transforming the shop. The customers, and even Michelle, are falling under the spell of the magical stories of romance, adventure, and lost dogs.
But when secrets from her past threaten Michelle’s new beginnings, and trouble strikes at the heart of Anna’s household, can the wisdom and courage of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends—and those they love—find their happy ever after?
I have been wanting to read a Dillon book for some time now. And this summer I decided to try to read at least 10 library books, and Dillon was one of those.
A nice little town/village. I'd love to live there, it sounds nice.
Two Povs. Anna who lives with her husband, and he has shared custody of 3 kids and a dog. I felt sorry for her. She tried so hard to please those kids. She took care of them, the dog, the house. She wanted a child of her own, but her husband said wait. But for how long? One is ready to leave for uni, and then it would be to late for her. Her POV was about the struggle trying to please everyone except herself.
Michelle, oh she has secrets she never told anyone. Like why did she leave her husband. Why does she not read? We find out. She was headstrong, with a keen head for business. And since there will be happiness, maybe there is someone real out there for her too ;)
Books! Anna loved books. She got an awesome new job. She tried to get the kids to read. And mostly she talked about books and she made me want to re-read my old favorites, and those books she spoke about. I do love a book about books.
A lovely book.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton