#BookReview- The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans #Romance @be-the-spark

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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Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She has been writing for years but has only just plucked up the courage to tell people.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies Kismetology and The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, and young adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.

Find out more on http://www.jaimieadmans.com or find me on Twitter @be_the_spark

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My Review

Bad luck follows Hallie Winstone like a dark cloud, so she is understandably amazed to find herself the winner of a quaint old bookstore.

Reading has always been Hallie’s comfort and she’s dreamed of owning her own store one day- but she didn’t realize how much work it would be to reorganize the old shop. Good thing it comes with a flat upstairs because the store is taking over her life. Financial concerns makes her wonder if she’s jumped from the frying pan to the fire, but a handsome, quirky artist convinces Hallie not to give up.

With Dimitri’s help, Hallie begins to get a handle on the business and excitement blooms when they find books with inscriptions inside their worn covers. The romantic in Hallie wants to bring the people in the messages together, so she and Dimitri hatch a plan to advertise the notes online and the results are more than either of them expected.

This is a sweet, charming rom-com with an underlying message of trust that I found refreshing. Klutzy Dimitri and hapless Hallie make a great couple. And who wouldn’t love to find romance in a bookshop!

“I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”

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  1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    I could picture this couple already and love the idea of winning a book store:) Great review, Jacquie!

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    1. I enjoyed this book so much, I immediately went looking for more!

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  2. Staci Troilo says:

    Ah, I live those Mondayest Mondays. Every day. So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Lol, you aren’t alone 🙂

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  3. Teri Polen says:

    This sounds adorable (just like the cover!) – who wouldn’t want to win a bookstore?

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    1. A dream come true! The author does a wonderful job with lots of laugh out loud moments 🙂

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  4. What a clever story. Every writer I know dreams of owning a bookstore so this should find lots of readers.

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    1. It’s well worth the read, Jacqui 🙂


  5. Mae Clair says:

    This sounds like such a fun story! And who wouldn’t want to live above an old bookstore? 🙂

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    1. There’s even a pet goldfish, lol


  6. balroop2013 says:

    I love the image and the idea of winning a bookstore! Nice review Jacquie.

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    1. Every reader’s dream! Thanks, Balroop. This is such a good book 🙂

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  7. carhicks says:

    This one definitely ticks all the boxes for me, a romcom, a bookshop, a down on her luck heroine and great review. Adding this to my TBR.

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    1. Great! I think you’ll enjoy it, Carla 🙂

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  8. Jane Owen says:

    Sounds like a fun and light hearted read. Love that review Jacquie. ❤️

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    1. It’s a great read, Jane- highly recommended 🙂


  9. Unbelievable. Miracles do happen!

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    1. And in bookshops more often than anywhere else 🙂

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      1. Resources can come alive! LOL! The author herself, is a pretty imaginative person. An interesting pick and share Jacquie! Sunshine Love and Hearts for your having a Great weekend!❤️🌺❤️🌼☀️

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        1. To you as well!

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          1. Have a wonderful Weekend!💕🌺💕👌

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