The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy **Book Review** @rararesources @boldwoodbooks

Happy Tuesday lovely people!

Just finish this book and it was such a little gem! Got to love a book about a bookstore!

The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn

A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

My Thoughts

Hopeful and charming! Freya Kennedy has written a sweet uplifting story about family, friendship, community, and books. Libby has lost her PR job and recognizes it is time to realize her dreams. Having recently lost her beloved grandfather she is determined to open the book shop that they always dreamed of. Libby is fortunate to find a location on a friendly street in her quaint Irish village. She throws everything she has into renovating the bookshop and this leads to some hurt feelings between her best friend and her. It also makes her question her current relationship. Lucky for Libby she has a super supportive family, not to mention tremendously helpful neighbors. We all need neighbors like these. Harry the elderly corner shop owner who is always bringing Libby treats, and Noah the handsome pub owner who is always there to lend a helping hand.

Libby was such a likable relatable character and I loved spending my afternoon with her. The bookshop sounded so charming, not only does Libby get to own this lovely shop but she also gets to live above it. I loved all the secondary characters in the story, made me want to move to this small village. The Romance was a sweet slow burn that was perfectly suited for this book. A wonderful feel-good story perfect for these crazy times.

This book in emojis 📚 🐶 🍪 ☕️ 🌡 🗝 🖌

*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio –

Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.

She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.

She believes in happy ever afters.

Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.

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