Author: Katherine Reay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop
One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.
While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late.
The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.
Ope’s Opinion: What a wonderful and satisfying read! I enjoyed every minute I spent with this book. I will look for more of Katherine Reay. Her characters were relatable, real, and I rooted for them all the way. Hearing the story from Madeline, Janet, and Claire’s perspective moved the story along and gave you insights to each of them.
I really liked the story taking place mostly in the bookshop. I also liked that the story was about the relationship between the three woman first, their other relationships second and their romance was only a small part of it all. It is nice to read about women with full lives.
I heard someone say this book is charming – I think that is a wonderful way to describe it. It is a good book to just curl up with and enjoy it.