Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The secret of happy ever after - Lucy Dillon

Michelle doesn’t believe in fairy tales. She’s a hard-headed businesswoman, making a fresh start in a new town. And when she decides to take over a neglected book shop, she knows the perfect manager. 

For book-loving Anna, it’s a dream come true—and not just because it gives her an escape from her three demanding step-children and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian. Although she’s been thinking that her own fairytale ending hasn’t really turned out the way she hoped, Anna’s passion for the classics is transforming the shop. The customers, and even Michelle, are falling under the spell of the magical stories of romance, adventure, and lost dogs. 

But when secrets from her past threaten Michelle’s new beginnings, and trouble strikes at the heart of Anna’s household, can the wisdom and courage of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends—and those they love—find their happy ever after? 

My thoughts:
I have been wanting to read a Dillon book for some time now. And this summer I decided to try to read at least 10 library books, and Dillon was one of those.

A nice little town/village. I'd love to live there, it sounds nice.

Two Povs. Anna who lives with her husband, and he has shared custody of 3 kids and a dog. I felt sorry for her. She tried so hard to please those kids. She took care of them, the dog, the house. She wanted a child of her own, but her husband said wait. But for how long? One is ready to leave for uni, and then it would be to late for her. Her POV was about the struggle trying to please everyone except herself.

Michelle, oh she has secrets she never told anyone. Like why did she leave her husband. Why does she not read? We find out. She was headstrong, with a keen head for business. And since there will be happiness, maybe there is someone real out there for her too ;)

Books! Anna loved books. She got an awesome new job. She tried to get the kids to read. And mostly she talked about books and she made me want to re-read my old favorites, and those books she spoke about. I do love a book about books.

Conclusion:
A lovely book.

Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton
Romantic fiction
Library

51 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Must be a good one indeed, thanks for sharing this.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds very lovely. I'm adding it to my wish list.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

What a great name for a heroine ;)

Unknown said...

It sounds like overall it was a lovely read :)

The Bookworm said...

This sounds good, I love books about books.

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay

Blodeuedd said...

I was all, what? oh, silly me, your name! Ha

Blodeuedd said...

That it was

Blodeuedd said...

I saw that ;)

Jenny said...

I so love a book about books or book lovers too! Win:)

Unknown said...

This sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

Asma @ IceyBooks

Blodeuedd said...

I know, awesome

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Carole Rae said...

Sounds like it would make a good movie. :D

Chris said...

Is it Friday yet? This week is evil at work.

Blodeuedd said...

Super lovely movie

Blodeuedd said...

My last day of vacation, it must move sloooooowly

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I also love a book about books. Especially when you want to re read old faves. Might have to check it out.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Yeah for library books and that it features books!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

A book about a bookstore and books...great start right there!!!

brandileigh2003 said...

Always fun to have a book crazy character

Joyousreads said...

I love reading stories like these. Kinda like watching how the people next door live. :)

Melliane said...

It sounds like a nice one, I didn't know about the author

Blodeuedd said...

Do so :)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay :D

Blodeuedd said...

Right :D

Blodeuedd said...

I do love that

Blodeuedd said...

You're right there

Blodeuedd said...

She has written a few like this

Anachronist said...

Books about books? Maybe. Even if it is a romance.

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. Another book to add to my list :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

It sounds nice. 500+ pages??

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This sounds good, I have never tried Dillon.

Blodeuedd said...

Well it's romantic fiction if that helps

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Hmmm...was it really that long. Let's say 480 ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Now I have, yup, lol

Piecraft Bucharest said...

A book about books, how lovely :) Well, I'm sold. I'm adding it right now - and thank you for another awesome review :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ha, well that's different!

Blodeuedd said...

Good :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh sounds sweet. I do feel bad for Anna though.

Kathryn T said...

I am attracted by the cover. This one sounds like I might enjoy it. Must check out my library and see if they have her there.

Blodeuedd said...

Yeah :/

Blodeuedd said...

I hope they have it!

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds good... a maybe book.

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Anna said...

Sounds really good!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Teddyree said...

512 pages ... a big lovely book. A book about a book lover has gotta be good ... I want :)

Blodeuedd said...

;)

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