Title: The Secret of Happy Ever After
Author: Lucy Dillon
Blurb: When story-lover Anna takes over Longhampton’s bookshop, it’s her dream come true. And not just because it gets her away from her three rowdy stepchildren and their hyperactive Dalmatian.
Unpacking boxes filled with childhood classics, Anna can’t shake the feeling that maybe her own fairytale ending isn’t all that she’d hoped for. But, as the stories of love, adventure, secret gardens, lost dogs, wicked witches and giant peaches breathe new life into the neglected shop, Anna and her customers get swept up in the magic too.
Even Anna’s best friend Michelle – who categorically doesn’t believe in true love and handsome princes – isn’t immune.
But when secrets from Michelle’s own childhood come back to haunt her, and disaster threatens Anna’s home, will the wisdom and charm of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends – and those they love – find their own happy ever afters?
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Review: This book I read some while ago and it was the first of Lucy Dillon’s books I had read. What appealed to me first was the title and the cover which is just beautiful, so dreamy and romantic.
I was not disappointed once I started reading, it is a truly lovely story. Everyday family issues are part of Anna and Michelle’s journey through this story. This with the dreams that come with being a lover of every thing book related, which every book lover can relate to, makes a great story to read. I could not put it down.
I would love to own a bookshop. A little one in the countryside in a village surrounded by fields onside and the sea the other. I love all stories based in a book store so if you know any please comment below and if I haven’t read them already I will defiantly be seeking them out.
I recommend this book fall of fairy tales, dreams hope, family, romance and friendship.