This charming novel is the perfect cozy, Autumnal read. Set in a delightful bookshop outside of London, Emilia Nightingale, mourning the loss of her father, suddenly finds herself the owner of her father's store, and with it the woes of owning a decades old business adored by so many. Not to mention, the ever-present feeling that her life is not turning out as she thought it would have, Emilia has now been catapulted into the vivid and complex daily lives of the patrons of Nightingale Books, which was certainly a path she had never envisioned for herself.
Beautiful stories, of love, of loss, of real-life, cleverly woven together, in such a perfect way, all leading back to Nightingale Books. As someone who has worked in a bookshop, and library, books about books and buildings housing mass quantities of books, makes my heart so happy, and so swoony. And How to Find Love in a Bookshop is now in the top tier of that list!
I would love nothing more, than to see this turned in a Love Actually-esque movie! I rarely say this, but this novel is so rich and has so many layers, that I couldn't help thinking about how fantastic it would be on the big screen! I have a few actors in mind for some of the characters, Colin Firth is always my #1 ... so, if anyone knows of a Producer, Director, someone in Craft Services that knows of someone looking to adapt a novel? Reese Witherspoon?? Let me know!
If you have not already guessed, I gave this ★★★★★ on Goodreads! And while I am talking about Goodreads, are you on the Goodreads? Find ME!