Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Devon, I loved the inspiration behind this story and getting to know the lovely Jude and Elliot.
I am a massive bookshop lover so the idea of renting a bookshop straight away appealed to me, I love being surrounded by the scent of books new and old and would love to spend a couple of weeks running one.
Jude is a character who has spent most of her adult life caring for her Nan and when life starts to change direction she is scared as she had never thought beyond helping her Nan and parents. I liked how her thoughts and feelings were relayed and found her a character that was really easy to get to know, even if at times her lack of belief frustrated me.
I’m a go get them type of person, so I was rooting for Jude throughout this story and loved watching her confidence slowly start to appear as she commenced her 2 week stay in the bookshop and gets to meet the mysterious Eliot.
A wonderful story that made me smile all the way through, it was a story that made me want to keep reading to see where life would take Jude next and left me feeling happy as I neared the end. The perfect book to pack in your case and enjoy whilst having a few days break from reality.
The Fully Booked Bookshop Café invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for a fortnight.
Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy café.
Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary).
Apply to: The Fully Booked Bookshop, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon.
Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.
Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.
Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.
But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…
As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore.
Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…
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Meet the Author
Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.
Kiley also works as a senior lecturer, teaching creative writing at the Manchester Writing School. One Winter’s Night is shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.
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