Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Book Review - The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy

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Title: The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn
Author: Freya Kennedy
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Publication Date: 5th May 2020
Rating: 5 Stars

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?

If you are looking a book to escape into at the moment, then look no further than The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn. 

It is such a calm and relaxing read, that I was very happy to sit back and just relax into the pages of the story.  I absolutely loved Libby's determination to open a bookshop as a tribute to her grandpa Ernie.  

Libby has bought the most run down place on Ivy Lane for this bookshop and it requires a very large amount of work on it.  Thankfully her family are supportive and so are the new friends she makes on Ivy Lane. 

It's a road that really is its own family and community as they look after each other.  Special mentions to Harry who runs the corner shop and is incredibly chatty and also very generous often giving Libby all manner of treats.  Also Noah from the pub opposite her shop who is gorgeous and once you get to know him an incredibly considerate and caring man. 

I loved how each chapter was subtitled with the name of a well known book, and it is clear how much of a bond Libby and her grandfather had, especially when it came to reading.  

This is just an incredibly sweet book taking a look at friendship, family, community and making dreams come true.  I really enjoyed reading it, and am very curious to see what Freya Kennedy will write next. 

Thank you to Boldwood Books and Netgalley for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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