Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction?
Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.
Ever since her close friend Lil, from The Gingerbread Café, had become engaged she had been yearning for a little love to turn up in her life. Except Sarah knew a good man was hard to find – especially in a tiny town like Ashford. That was until New York journalist, Ridge Warner stepped into her bookshop… Love could be just around the corner for Sarah, but will she be able to truly believe that happy-ever-after can happen in real-life too! From the brilliant author of The Gingerbread Café trilogy don’t miss this linked novella to get a sneak-peek at how Damon and Lil are getting on before the next book in the series – Coming October 2014!
This is #2.5 in the Gingerbread Cafe series, and the first one I read (that I adored so much I had to immediately scavenge for the hotel wifi to download the others as I simply couldn’t wait to read them!)
The Bookshop on the Corner focuses on Sarah, local bookshop owner in Ashford, who we met in Chocolate Dreams as a close friend of Lil’s. I think this may well be my favourite, the darling little bookshop setting and Sarah being such an avid bookworm and daydreamer was something I could totally relate to! I fell for Sarah almost instantly.
Having watched Lil and Damon’s budding romance, Sarah is dreaming of a man of her own who’s like a hero from a romance novel (aren’t we all?!) and when dreamy reporter Ridge strolls in to her shop, he seems to good to be true. For one, he’s drop dead gorgeous. He’s also charming, funny and just damn-right delicious! He’s there on the pretence of wanting to interview Sarah, but he seems pretty keen to want to get to know her better.
I love Rebecca’s writing. Everything is just so vivid and cozy, she really draws you in to the village of Ashford and makes you feel a part of it. I’m sure I’ve used this word in previous reviews of this series, but her writing just feels somehow ‘familiar’ to me, even when this was the first book I’d read of hers, it somehow seemed like I knew it already, the place and the people, almost like a letter from a friend. There’s something welcoming and comfortable about her stories that just draw you in and make you feel right at home. Rebecca herself is one of the loveliest and friendliest authors I’ve had the pleasure to get to know since I started book blogging, so it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that her writing has such a friendly warmth to it.
This one in particular is a must-read for every book lover! 5 huge stars again.