The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay Thomas Nelson--FICTION

Katherine Reay always writes insightful and interesting books, and this one is no exception. This is a beautiful and moving story about three women who find friendship, community and meaning through their involvement in a bookshop. But a huge crisis tests their friendship, and their capacity to forgive...

When Madeline inherits her aunt Maddie's bookstore The Printed Letter Bookshop, she regards it as a temporary affair. Disappointed that she failed to make partner at her prestigious law firm in Chicago, and troubled by the break-up with her workaholic boyfriend, she is also heavily in debt because of the bookshop. It doesn't help that Claire and Janet, the employees, regard her as an outsider, and that Janet and her young male friend Chris think that she treated her aunt badly.

Claire and Janet also have their problems. Claire feels that she is losing touch with her family, especially her difficult teenage daughter Brittany. Janet feels bitter about her divorce from Seth and doesn't want to face life alone. Maddie tried to help them all before she died by sending them each a personal letter and a list of books to read. In the end, though, they need the kind of strength which only comes through prayer.

 I didn't want to finish this. I especially liked Madeline and reading about her relationship with Chris. How would this play out?

I received this free book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


ISBN              9780785222002
PRICE            $16.99 (USD)


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