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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories

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I have to say that honestly, I have kinda mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, the plot line sounds heavenly (a woman wins a bookshop and gets to make it her own), but on the other hand, there was a lot of times in the book where it felt a little cliche’d to me.

The main character Hallie was pretty likeable, but sometimes I found her a little stereotypical and two-dimensional. Although I related to her character very well, I felt like her and the other characters in the book could have been fleshed out a little more to bring them to life.

But on the other hand, the location of the book was beautifully described and I could definitely see myself in that beautiful village, walking down the high street and spending hours wandering around the bookshop.

And although the plot was slightly predictable, there were certain twists and turns over the course of the story that I just did not see coming.

I loved the blossoming relationship between Hallie and Dimitri and how perfect they seemed for each other. Like most romance books, I was just waiting for something to happen to throw a spanner in their relationship, but I was still surprised when it happened.

Aside from the relationship, the best thing for me about this book was that the author clearly loves books just as much as I do, and that was definitely reflected in this story. The love for books shines from the page almost as much as the love between Hallie and Dimitri.

    “The world is endlessly big when you have books.”

Having reached the end, I was actually a little sad, I really hope that we get a second appearance of Hallie and Dimitri because I’d love to see how their future grows together in their perfect bookshop.
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4 stars

The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans is a happy love story about Hallie, a 30 year old with a bit of an unlucky streak, winning  her dream job. An opportunity to be the new bookstore owner of Once A Upon A Page.

Hallie has some challenges, but with the help of her family and a mysterious man who comes to the shop to illustrate pictures everyday, Hallie manages to find her way as a business owner. The story is adorable, witty, and has some great classic novel references. 

Thank you Netgalley and HQ Digital for the ARC of this book. I’ll be checking out more chick-lit novels by  Jaimie Admans.
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Books, mystery, romance all make for a delightful read.  This one is a terrific beach read on a summer's day.  It will fill you with hope.
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Hallie Winstone has terrible luck- she has gotten fired from all the jobs she has ever had, has had no luck in love, and is constantly embarrassing herself with how not graceful she is.  Then she checks the mail and her life completely changes- she wins a book store! A book store she has been visiting most of her life since it's near where her mother and sister live. In the bookstore, she meets Dimitri, a dreamy artist that Hallie tries hard no to fall in love with. With Dimitri's help, Hallie makes it her mission to save the lovely book store from being bankrupt. 

I love stories that involve libraries or book stores- I would even call it a genre. Admans write a sweet, albeit predictable addition to the genre. Although it was a little cheesy, I enjoyed the cheese.
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The story of Hallie. On the day she loses her job she wins a bookstore!

When she gets there she finds out it is actually struggling to stay open and she will have a task ahead of her to keep it open. On her first day in charge she meets Drake who wants her to sell the shop to him, and Dimitri who is nothing but helpful. As she spends more time in the shop and with Dimitri they come up with plns to help save the shop, but he is keeping a secret from her.

A great read!
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A dream come true story, I enjoyed reading this feel good story. I love the relationship between Halle and Dimitri Once I started reading I couldn't. I will be reading more by Jaimie in the near future
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Jaimie has bloody done it once again, hasn't she!! 
I have never waned to be in the shoes of a character more than Hallie in my whole life. From becoming the new owner of a bookshop, to becoming the new owner of an apartment, to then having the ultimate dream man a bookworm could possibly ask for - she may think she's a clutz and that luck isn't on her side, but I can certainly say, she definitely has it all!

The book store setting was so cosy and serene, despite the financial troubles - I just wanted to curl up somewhere between the book shelves and jump in to another world for a couple of hours. The way Jaimie describes the store, it literally feels like you are there with the characters. Hallie and Dimitri's story came to life from the pages and I found myself incredibly fond of the two, as if they were my own friends. I soaked up this story in the space of a day and a half. The gently flowing of words keeping me entranced so much that I couldn't find myself putting it down, only for sleep. 

I absolutely adore Jaimie's books, I can't get enough of them, they are just every little perfect situation rolled in to one and I can't see what she has in store for us next.
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I know that I am in the minority but this book wasn't for me. It was just too over the top cute! I know its fiction but I couldn't believe any of it.
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Hallie Realises Her Dream....
Down on her luck, Hallie has her dream realised when she discovers that she has won a bookshop - the ‘Once Upon A Page Bookshop’ is hers! However, with the business in dire financial straits it’s going to take everything that Hallie can muster to make it a success. Enjoyable and sweet with a likeable protagonist and a colourful cast of supporting characters. An escapist read.
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Thank. you for the advanced e-ARC win exchange for my honest review. I will post my review on Goodreads and Amazon.
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The Little Bookshop of Love stories is a sweet,funny ,5 star worthy book in one.
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. The cover is so beautiful.

After admiring the cover,I was fascinated by the Author’s bio immediately after the cover. I love how real and descriptive the author was. Her bio alone promised me an adventure within the pages.

And yes! I wanted to see the Bookshop that is so “little” according to the title.

The book was written in first person narrative. I felt so connected to Hallie.

I laughed, smiled and enjoyed every page in this book.

I like the main character “Hallie“. What an interesting character in the plot.  I understand her penchant for reading and I was happy to see that email  in the story after such a bad day at work.

There is a great amount of humour in this book. I couldn’t help noticing ” Dimitri “. What a man!

I really wanted to live in that bookshop. All those book titles and authors were making me feel like reading them.

Jaimie Admans has just won my heart with her wonderful book. I can’t wait to read more books by her.

I enjoyed this book so much. I laughed at the conversation between Hallie,her sister and her mum.

This book is funny and enjoyable.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from HQ Digital through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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I love books about bookshops, and this book really spoke to me as a lover of books. However, I think it was really slow and unnecessarily long at times. Hallie was a nice character, and so was Dimitri, but I just found the whole book predictable, which was a shame. I feel like everything was really built up in the first half, so I was waiting for something surprising to happen and it just didn’t. 
Despite my opinion, which may be due to me reading lots of similar books, it is a nice easy read and it’s comforting.
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A really lovely and heartwarming tale that provides the perfect read for an escape this summer! 
How many book lovers have had that dream of owning a bookshop or working in one? In this, we get to live vicariously through the main character and indulge in the dream. But all is not perfect, the bookshop is in trouble, something that is common to the high street of today and reminds readers to take a trip to their local indie bookshop and grab a few titles to help them. 
The lovely settings are so well described that the bookshop comes to life from the pages, I felt like I could see the shop, the wonderful children's area, the cozy rare and valuable book section etc. The way that the characters are written makes them endearing and realistic, the more I read about them, the more I cared about their stories. Even the ones that were less likeable, there was something there that had me wondering why they were acting the way they did, or what was it about them that caused such actions.
The gentle flow of the story made this such a comfortable read, I found that I easily lost a few hours of my weekend after being curled up on the sofa with this book (never a bad way to spend a rainy weekend!), it was a really enjoyable read and I almost wanted the story to keep going when I reached the end. I wanted another chapter to see where things were going to end up for these characters, were they going to have their happy ending, was all going to be well with the bookshop and the development plans?
The wit and humour woven throughout the narrative was fantastic, several times I chuckled out loud and had to explain to my husband what was so funny, 

I will definitely be looking out for more by this author in the future.
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This book was a great read. I enjoyed the story line. Visualizing everything that took place in a bookshop was any book lovers dream. So many fun little things popped up with the books. It was romantic but clean. The characters were likable especially Roger. Roger added so much warmth to the novel at the end. It reminded me almost of a guardian angel. I would recommend this book.
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This is a little piece of magic.

I love this book, I used to have a book shop here that was stuffed with every book you could imagine. Every book was donated so you often did find little notes in books and I did wonder where they from and what story was connected to them. That however is only one part of the story, I enjoyed how Hallie and Dimitiri's story evolved and while I guessed the twist it still was very enjoyable.

When's book 2?
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Loved this book - for anyone who loves books it’s a given that it will appeal! The slightly mysterious way it was handed over and the odd characters made it all the more charming.
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Great book about a book store. 
The owner starts a contest to see who would take over the bookstore when he retired. The person that gets the bookstore has to love books as much as he does and will not sell the bookstore but give it to the next person that loves books
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Super relatable (at least to me) character. Clumsy, love of small towns and books. Beautiful descriptions. A little slow to start but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it.
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*Thanks to NetGalley for sending me this ARC in an exchange for an honest review*

I LOVE the fact that this book is dedicated to "readers everywhere", as Jaimie Admans says. Because it's INDEED for book lovers! Also, the cover is absolutely gorgeous, i wish i had a physical copy of the book! (there's so many quotes i would highlight once more)

"Books connect us in a world where a lot of connections are broken nowadays. They can help us, heal us, break us and put our broken pieces back together again. They can make us believe in magic. In love. In anything."

I REALLY enjoyed reading this book, it felt like watching a Hallmark movie (without the Christmas theme) which i'm a fan of those! I could relate to the main character Hallie in some aspects, i think most readers did too, and that fact makes the story special and enjoyable, it makes you feel connected to the story, which that was what Jaimie Admans did. I loved everything about the book, mostly the meaning behind the tile, which has to do with the hidden messages inside the cover of the books. Overall it's an easy, lovely, fun, cozy and perfect read if you adore books, romance and hidden messages inside the cover of second hand books.

Now i want a sequel, i didn't want it to end tbh! I will definitely check out other books of Jaimie Admans, which they all have aesthetically pleasing cute covers.

P.D: I want to move to a little town, own a bookshop and get a Dimitri. xD
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This was a fab read from Jaimie Admans which I absolutely loved and couldn't put down. 

The story focuses on Hallie who hasn't had the best of luck and also is one of clumsiest book characters I have read but in a good way. However Hallie's luck changes when she win's a bookshop (every girl's dream!!). Hallie is determined to make the shop a success and with the help of Dimitri they also start to piece together messages found hidden in the books within the shop. 

I loved the concept of this book, finding the hidden messages in books and trying to put them together. This was a very fun and enjoyable read with lots of humour and funny moments throughout. It was definitely the perfect light hearted read needed at the minute. Once I picked this up, I wanted to keep reading and I was also routing for Hallie and Dimitri to who were perfect together. I don't think you ask for more from a book about a bookshop and hidden messages in books, it was a perfect read on a sunny day in the garden. This was most definitely a magical read. I would also love some from Hallie and her little bookshop !! 

Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this fabulous book.
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