The Bookshop by the Sea- Book Review

Bookshop by the Sea by [Denise Hunter]

Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again.

After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a bookshop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children.

Now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth has a new job, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance.

When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart?

No. of pages:- 335 pages

Date published:- 13th April 2021

Genre:- Romance

Ever since her mother died and her father abandoned the family, Sophie Lawson had been acting as both a mother and a sister to her siblings, Jenna and Seth. Now her younger sister is getting married, Seth has got a job and Sophie is going to open up a book shop but gets a surprise when the best man at the wedding was Aidan, her ex boyfriend who dumped her many years ago.

I really enjoyed reading this book! The book was warm, funny and I do like the relationship between Sophie and Aidan, that Aidan still finds that he had feelings for Sophie still. The writing was engaging and I was hooked into the story and vouched for both Sophie and Aidan to get back together!!! Though the ending is predictable, nonetheless it is a cure romantic love story set in a small town in North Carolina, and how a storm actually brought these two former love birds together.

I really enjoyed reading this book so worth four stars! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC of this book–the review is based on my honest opinion.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 35 novels, three of which have been adapted into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 Club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories, peopled with layered characters who have real-life issues. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking chai lattes, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband raised three boys and are currently enjoying an empty nest and two beautiful granddaughters.

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