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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories

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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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This was such a sweet and feel good book. I adored every second of it, and I do hope everyone can get their hands on this and read it to. The characters were likeable and I really resonated with a lot of them.
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Thankyou to Netgalley for providing me with this e-arc in exchange for an honest review!!! 
Wow!! Give me a minute to wrap my head around this book. I mean what an immensely adorable read!!  *shrieks* 

This book had me wrapped round its finger as soon as I read, "Today is the Mondayest Monday ever!"
This was such a fun, easy,  light read. Especially when everything around us is a never ending chapter from a Stephen King novel, this book helps lift up spirits and puts a big smile, from ear to ear, on your face. 
The characters felt real, they were introverts ( just like me) clumsy and awkward that's why it was so easy to relate to them and love them. Dimitri was so appealing that I instantly had a crush on him. And the relationship in this book was heartwarming and cute. 
There were some predictable twists but I think every romcom has those. 
The whole story was kind of predictable, the girl losing her job, has hit rock bottom and viola that's when her life turns around and she wins a bookshop, not a book but a BOOKSHOP ( apparently this has become my new dream 😂). Finding love, and misunderstandings causing rifts and ...... you'll HAVE to read it yourself to find out what happens next 😏

Also who doesn't love a bookstore setting! I've come to realise one thing, I immensely enjoy stories set in a bookstore and with references mentioned from other books (whether I've ever read them or not). 

And lastly, look at the cover and tell me it doesn't make your heart skip a beat 😉
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Given everything going on the world right now, I've been having a hard time focusing on books. I've picked many up only to put them down after about 20 pages. This changed when I picked up "The Little Bookshop of Love Stories." First of all, I love stories that take place at bookshops. The main character, down-on-her-luck Hallie, has won a lottery that gives her ownership over the Once Upon a Page bookshop. It's not doing well, but Hallie is determined to have it succeed. Second, this book is just the ultimate comfort read. It's such a feel-good, and the conflict that takes place is so quickly solved. I was smiling pretty much the entire time I read it.
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I cannot praise this lovely book too highly! This is the book for every soft-hearted Romantic, book obsessed person who has ever thought about owning their own bookshop! I guarantee that thousands of folk wish they were in Hallie’s shoes.

The Greatest stroke of luck, or serendipity , you decide.

The story is everything I look for in a frothy romance. Utterly relatable heroine, a gloriously adorable hero, both the kind of folk who would be my bosom buddies. I would live there at the shop and
revel in their burgeoning relationship, cringe at the inevitable misunderstanding that creates a rift and boo and hiss at the capitalist pig trying to “pave paradise”!

Ms Admans looked at my bookshelves and referenced all my favourite books so I was bound to love the story. Throwing in some fabulous secondary characters and a wonderfully whimsical plot about love notes as inscriptions.

Glorious Summer Reading for a turbulent time. Please buy it and gulp it down like an knickerbocker glory!! Just enough sweetness, a fruity mix and some colourful sprinkles !
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The thing that always annoys me with this genre is the extreme short time scale that everything happens in but apart from that I loved this book. Just the thing to brighten my day after feeling down. Fantastic escapism.
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This is totally me... as a character in a book! haha

Although I'm slightly older than Hallie, her character is COMPLETELY relatable! I mean just when you think you've hit rock bottom, you win a dreamy book store and your luck starts to change - as does the love & luck of others that you get to unravel! It was an adorable story that really made me smile.

I won't spoil it but if you love cute twists, romance and LOTS of books - this is the novel for you! Sit back, grab a glass of wine (or cup of tea) and enjoy a feel good, easy-read like this one. You will definitely not be disappointed! 

Thank you Jaimie Admans, HQ Digital and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review. Always so grateful for the opportunity to read complimentary books!
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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans
Publication Date: May 8, 2020 - Out Now!!!

Description from NetGalley...
“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 page of every book, she knows she's stumbled across something special. But Hallie’s beloved bookshop is in financial trouble, and with sales dwindling, she can’t help but wonder if she is really cut out to run a business.
Things start to look up 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?”

Thank you to @NetGalley #hqdigital @hqstories for the digital ARC in return for my honest review.

My thoughts...
So, I’m not big into romcom books. But, the title and the cover caught my eyes and I was looking for something fun, happy and sweet. This is my first book from this author. I got this last week from NetGalley, read it in one sitting last weekend, and I’m glad I did. Maybe it was my mood, maybe I was looking for a quick read, I don’t know but I really enjoyed this book. It was cute, sweet and bookish. I didn’t care that the romance was predictable and saccharine because the book made me feel lighthearted. Yes, I surprised myself! It’s a daydreaming book.
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4.5/5🌟 #TheLittleBookshopofLoveStories
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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 page of every book, she knows she's stumbled across something special.
But Hallie’s beloved bookshop is in financial trouble, and with sales dwindling, she can’t help but wonder if she is really cut out to run a business.
Things start to look up 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?
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What a lovely read this was! ❤️
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Both of the main characters are a bit awkward, clumsy and introverts. Also bookworms! How can you not love them?!
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Throughout the entire book, I couldn’t stop smiling. The story is just way too cute; from their first meeting, to getting to know each other, to helping each other overcome their obstacles...
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There weren’t any twists that I couldn’t have guessed, but that’s okay. Even knowing how the story ends and seeing how it unfolds made me so happy. I loved every second of this book and will definitely be reading it again!
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Recommend this to anyone who loves easy, heartwarming love stories.
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Thank you #NetGalley for supplying me with this book in exchange for a review.
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p.s. if Dimitri was a real person, I would have a major crush on him!
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Romantic comedies are not my go to read, but considering the current state of affairs in the world, I needed something light and sunny and this book did the job.
The main characters seemed sweet to me, but a little hard to believe, considering their ages. There are no big surprises or mysteries, and you can tell where the story is going from the beginning.
If you are looking for a sunny, feel-good story, The Little Bookshop of Love Stories is definitely a great choice.
Thank you to NetGalley and HQ Digital for the opportunity to review this ARC
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This is a truly lovely story. It has very visual, laugh-out-loud humour, pathos, sadness, romance, and a certain joie de vivre that is quite compelling. Hallie Winstone has just been fired from her job as a barmaid after a perfectly awful accident which could only ever happen to accident-prone Hallie, she was already on a warning from her previous little mishap!  She has never had a wonderful job because of her clumsiness, and here she is - in her thirties and still living in rented accommodation which she shares with a twenty two year-old student who alway has a string of beautiful girlfriends around, and eats all her food from the fridge. Hallie has always felt awkward, and has cut herself off from a social life, just absorbing herself in the life of the characters in her many, many books.  When she gets home, thoroughly depressed, there is an e-mail waiting for her, she has won a prize draw, she is the new owner of Once Upon A Page, a bookshop in the Cotswolds village where her mother and sister live.  Her dream job!

After she has visited the shop, where she has always spent a lot of time browsing, and signed the paperwork, which has some very strange clauses, she is able to move in to the tiny flat above the shop; still thinking she is eventually going to wake up and it will all have vanished!  Her first day dawns, and the first person in the shop is a very unpleasant property developer, who wants her to sell it to him, he already owns the shop next door and wants to pull them down and build a leisure centre.  She soon sends him on his way, and before long she has several browsers, and has made her first sale.  The the door opens and a young man falls through, all his belongings showering out all over the floor.  Hallie helps pick it all up, then helps him get up ... their heads bang together and his possessions fall over the floor again. Dimitri is as awkward and clumsy as Hallie.

Dimitri is an artist, and the previous owner allowed him to use a very old and valuable book of fairy tales, he is making sketches for a new version of the book, so he is often in the shop, and Hallie allows him to continue.  Ha is actually a great help, as he knows where to find everything, most of the books have been put away in haphazard manner.

The shop is failing, there is very little cash available to buy anything new, but Hallie comes up with all sorts of ideas to improve things.  But first she needs to do a stock-take.  Dimitri helps, and night after night they clear shelves, dust the books and wash shelves and put things back in the correct places, as well as completing an inventory.  They find things that set up a whole new adventure for them, and the shop, and their friendship grows, they learn a great deal about each other - or do they?

Then comes the fateful day when they put all their plans and hopes for the shop together, and open to their new beginning.  Does it work?  Well, like the curate’s egg it is good in parts!  But Hallie and Dimitri both have to get very brave and talk to each other and a couple of other people before everything works out for them.

This is a gentle, sweet story about two lovely people who really need each other.  An excellent feel-good factor, well worth reading.
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I've never wanted a book never to end like this one before.
Calamity woman in her 30's wins a bookshop in a raffle.  Doesn't sound like much does it? 
But reading the struggles she faces and the new ideas of keeping this old bookshop alive, was so enjoyable to read. 
Together with this handsome man who is all to keen to help her with the shop, and they discover romantic written notes in some older books.. they reunite old lovers.

I adored how the love of books was so beautifully explained.

A book I would happily read again very soon  and a book that won't leave me. 

Thank you Netgalley and Harper Collins Publishers for copy
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It’s my first book by Jaime Admans, I have no idea why as it was amazing!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own a bookshop? Hallie ‘won’ this in a raffle on the understanding that when the time came she gave it to someone else that loved books. What a truly amazing book, I loved it and will be reading more by Jaimie. I didn’t want it to end........ and now I want a bookshop too! ❤️ If you love reading books then this is the book for you.
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Loved it!!! Such a magical book. Would love to win a bookshop, especially if it came with a frisky dog loving fish and and a handsome Dimitri. Loved the story, characters and writing style. All this bookshop needed was a fat orange cat to live amongst the books, although he might eat Heathcliff. Hallie did a great job running the bookshop with no prior experience, especially since Robert left her zero guidance. At least Dimitri was always there when she had questions. Loved the mystery behind all the messages in the books. My least favorite character was Hallie's mom. She was probably tied with Drake. Drake was simply a jerk and consumed with money. Hallie's mom just simply didn't understand her daughter and was always trying to set her up with men. Any man, it didn't matter who he was. She even went as far as to set up a dating profile for Hallie. I did find Dimitri's dictionary pics funny. The book just made me smile.

Definitely recommend the book. It was such a cute story. How could I not love a book about people who love books as much as I do??!!! I was sad to see it end. I would love to read more about Hallie and see what she is up to. Look forward to reading more books by the author. Loved the cover of the book. 

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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Perfect book for these times to escape from the reality of life at the moment. I loved the idea of the stories behind the book inscriptions but did find the book a little predictable at times. Still a lovely easy read.

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this novel in exchange for a review.
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Hasn’t every bibliophile dreamed of running a bookshop at one time or another? If you have, this book is definitely for you. Fun, funny, romantic and so very bookish. 💗
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‘The Little Bookshop of Love Stories’ is a bookish gal’s dream! I just finished my ARC and this one will stick with me: the characters, the bookshop, and the joy found in this other world that exists thanks to Jaimie Admans!
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Hallie has always been a bit accident prone, in fact that’s how she seems to find it impossible to hold down her succession of jobs. She’s had a day from hell which involved embarrassing herself in front of all the pub customers and being handed her cards again. She comes home to her sad flatshare and gets the best news of her life. She has won her dream bookshop ‘Once Upon a Page’ set in the idyllic village of Buntingorden. She is terrified that her bad luck will follow her, and she will ruin this amazing opportunity. But despite the fact that the shop is in need of a lot of care and attention the resident artist, Dimitri, is also like a dream come true. He’s kind, gentle incredibly talented and bakes; the best of all he also loves books in the same intense fashion as Hallie. As they begin to sort through the jumble of books, they begin to discover a whole world of messages from the past inscribed within them and the adventure really begins. Gentle and uplifting I really enjoyed reading their story. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I did not finish this book. The naivety of the main character was grating, instead of sweet. It did not make me root for her, instead I was annoyed. Perhaps I could have gotten over it but if the first 50-60 pages didn’t do it, I doubted it.
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I have read all Jaimies other books and thoroughly enjoyed them and this one was no exception. A book about a bookshop - what is there not to like? Hallie wins a bookshop called Once Upon A Page in a raffle - slightly unbelievable but then the story gently unfolds in the sleepy little village setting. She is introduced to Dimitri who shares her love of books and together they try to sort the bookshop out and put it back on the map. It is light hearted read - perfect for escaping the current situation we find ourselves in. A delightful read as always from this author.
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