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 Venice Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin
Also by this author: Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe, Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe, The Bookshop on the Corner, Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe
Published by HQ on 30th March 2023
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Women's Literary Fiction
Source: from Netgalley
When Luna loses her beloved mother, she’s bereft: her mother was her only family, and without her Luna feels rootless. Then the chance discovery of a collection of letters in her mother’s belongings sends her on an unexpected journey.
Following a clue in the letters, Luna packs her bags and heads to Venice, to a gorgeous but faded bookshop overlooking the canals, hoping to uncover the truth about her mother’s mysterious past.
Will Luna find the answers she’s looking for – and finally find the place she belongs?
Thank you to HQ Digital for my copy of this book via Netgalley and to Rachel for letting me take part in this tour. I have been reading Rebecca’s books for almost 10 years now! I first read Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe back in December 2013 and fast forward a decade and I am still a big fan of Rebecca’s writing.
This story follows Luna as she tries to discover her place in this world. this story is about so many different things, love, grief and finding your people. This book is about so much more than just romance. It’s about finding those people who would lay down their lives for you. Those that will be there when it really matters.
Luna is a free spirit who loves to roam the world exploring but keeping everyone just a little at arm’s length. I immediately liked Luna I just wanted to knock down those walls and give her a big hug. Her bestie Gigi sounds exactly like the sort of person Luna needed to make her break down those walls. To be honest we could all do with a Gigi in our lives.
Alongside this, we have the beautiful backdrop of Venice. I visited Venice many years ago but it’s always been one of those places that stuck in my mind. It’s beautiful and full of so many nooks and crannies. Around every corner is another gorgeous little bridge. The bookshop is hidden down by the canal with such a beautiful setting and so many different well-loved books. It’s a book lover’s dream.
This is the perfect book to while away a few hours roaming the streets of Venice and falling in love.
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