Title: The Borrow-A-Bookshop Holiday
Author: Kiley Dunbar
Genre: Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
The Fully Booked Bookshop Café invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for a fortnight.
Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy café.
Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary).
Apply to: The Fully Booked Bookshop, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon.
Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.
Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.
Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.
But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…
As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore.
Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…
I knew I was going to love this story before I even started reading it! Jude has cared for her gran since she was seventeen, allowing her parents to run their bakery. Putting her own life on hold, Jude has lifelong passion for reading, which has been her driving force behind her achieving her dream in life – a degree in English. Feeling on top of the world, Jude thinks this is the right time to share the news about her relationship with Mack, who was her professor at University. That is, until she finds Mack kissing another girl.
Life quickly becomes very gloomy for Jude. Until she finds out that she’s been successful in her application to spend a fortnight running a bookshop in Devon. Thinking it would have been the perfect break for her and Mack when she paid for it, Jude decides to go on her own – it’s just too much of a good opportunity to turn down. When she arrives, she unfortunately discovers that the bookshop has chosen to give the spot reserved for Mack to Elliot, a mysterious stranger.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the romance in this story is just so beautiful and so lovely as the reader to be a part of. The Borrow-A-Bookshop Holiday is such a lovely heartwarming story about friendship, a beautiful chemistry between Jude and Elliot and a shared love of books and reading. I can wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful love story to anyone to read.
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