Hello lovelies! I am back with another review request. I swear I have been reading a lot of romance lately and I don’t know what has gotten into me. I have never been one for love-y dove-y books and movies but I’ve been reading the After series and todays review is also a romance. I know who is she?? Elizabeth Holland approached me through my site to see if I would be interested in giving her book The Vintage Bookshop of Memories a read, and it sounded like such a sweet story that I had to give it a go.
The Vintage Bookshop of Memories is a short story spanning around 150 pages and was published in June of this year. It is a romance story about a young girl who after the death of her Grandmother and Mum becomes the owner of an entire village and a mystery Bookshop that her mother once owned, but she knew nothing about. I will include the synopsis below…
I’m not going to lie, I was a bit dubious, as I usually am when reading romance on whether this would be for me. But since I’ve been pushing myself to branch out into new genres and styles lately I thought “let’s give it a go.” And I have got to say, I really enjoyed it. It was a very unique story, something that I haven’t come across before and that really grabbed my attention.
I also really liked the fact that reading it, I got the sense that it was incredibly reminiscent of a different time. The little world that has been created in the book felt like something older and vintage but somehow also modern. I think this fitted beautifully with Prue the main character. Speaking of Prue, I found her to be a lovely main. She was likeable and tenacious. I liked how she just wanted to belong and was so stubborn to stay and fight for what was right.
All in all, I found this book to be enjoyable and very sweet. It grabbed my attention and held it, making me read it in just one sitting. The characters are lovely, relatable and very well developed and Elizabeth’s writing style is stunning. I’d definitely recommend to romance and contemporary fiction fans, I feel like they would, without a doubt fall in love with this book. And even those who don’t usually like romance, like me, it may surprise you too!
Rating / 5