I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Little Shop of Hidden Treasures by Holly Hepburn
Also by this author: Snowdrops at the Star and Sixpence, Valentine's Day at the Star and Sixpence, Summer at the Star and Sixpence, Autumn at the Star and Sixpence
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 6th January 2022
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
The brand new novel from Holly Hepburn, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde. Originally published in four parts this is the full story in one package.
When Hope loses her husband, she fears her happiest days are behind her. With her only connection to London broken, she moves home to York to be near her family and to begin to build a new life.
Taking a job at the antique shop she has always admired, she finds herself crossing paths with two very different men. Will, who has recently become the guardian to his niece after the tragic death of her parents. And Ciaran, who she enlists to help solve the mystery of an Egyptian antique. Two men who represent two different happy endings.
But can she trust herself to choose the right man? And will that bring her everything she really needs?
The brand new novel from Holly Hepburn, author of Coming Home to Brightwater Bay.
Thank you to Books and the City for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I love Holly’s writing and I recently visited York so I was very eager to read this book.
I really liked Hope. I think she is extremely strong and brave. I know this book is set 2 years after the death of her husband but I think she is coping better than I would. Hope really is someone to admire.
My favourite character was little Brodie. I absolutely adored that little girl. It was sucha pleasure to see her grow through the book.
Holly shows us that grief comes in so many shapes and sizes in this book. There is no one way to deal with grief and I liked that Holly showed us so many different ways of coping.
The only annoying thing for me was that as the book was originally published in 4 parts there was a bit of repetition. This was clearly for those who read them individually to remind them what happened but when I had just read it a few hours ago it really wasn’t needed.
I loved reading about York itself. I could picture it all so clearly, especially as I only recently visited. It’s such a beautiful place and I hope to go again soon.
Thank you Holly for such a joyous and captivating book. I can’t wait for the next one.
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