Book: The Lost And Found Bookshop
Author: Susa Wiggs
This is the 38th read for the year
This is the story of Natalie Harper. A tragedy has drawn her back home to care for her grandfather and her mother's bookshop. The bookshop, she finds, is heavy in debt and in need of desparate repairs. Her grandfather refuses to sell it, so Natalie sets out to try and save it. Her grandfather is ailing - in the early throws of dementia - and she thinks that it mall might be too much. Thanks to a handy man named Peach and a popular book author, she feels there might just be a chance.
This wasn't a great book. I listened to it, and probably should have stopped and moved on, but thought the fluff might be just what I needed while I did yard work. However - the story just wasn't good. It was most like a bad Hallmark movie. There were more than necessary plot lines, and very little about the bookshop itself. It felt like the author was trying to take too many paths in this book - love, loss, saving a bookshop, romance, tragedy, disease.....just pick a few. I know- all of those things are life on a daily basis, but I never really felt attached to one story line or the characters because of all the different paths that were thrown in one book.