The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar #BookReview #BlogTour #HeraBooks #RachelsRandomResources #4*

The Borrow-a-Bookshop 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 Borrow-a-Bookshop Bookshop Café, 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…

The perfect cosy, romantic read for any bookworm! Fans of Jenny Colgan, Cressida McLaughlin and Philippa Ashley will love this feelgood romcom.

A Lovely, Light Read!

A nice, gentle read about borrowing a bookshop – who wouldn’t want to do that?

Jude has waited longer than most to get her degree; now that’s she’s graduating – as a mature student – her relationship with Mack aka Philosophy professor can finally come out into the open. Until she sees him kissing another girl, and her dreams fall apart. Then there’s the matter of the holiday they had planned together .. can she go alone? Heading off to the small coastal village in Devon, Jude buoys herself up for a fresh start of two weeks on her own, until six foot Elliot turns up to run the bookstore with her. As Jude begins to lose her reservations about the two of them working together, is there romance in the air?

A lovely, light read to brighten up these chilly spring days! I took to Jude right away – way more than I did with Professor Mack. Jude’s achievements have been hard earned and she is a thoroughly nice person inside and out. I loved the idea of running a bookstore for two weeks, but somehow I thought there would be a bit more reading involved. Don’t all bibliophiles read in bed at night or is that just me? I’ve never visited Devon but certainly got a clear idea of the windy roads up from the harbour and I absolutely loved the name given to the paths both up and down. With terrific characters and several storylines to follow, this is a fun read and one I’m happy to give 4*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: romantic comedy

Author Details

Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.

Kiley also works as a senior lecturer, teaching creative writing at the Manchester Writing School. One Winter’s Night is shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.

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