From the national bestselling author of Walking Back to Happiness comes a heartwarming tale of love and friendship, set in England. Michelle is a gifted saleswoman with a head for business, but a heart hardened by an ugly past. When she acquires a new business rental property, a neglected old bookstore, there’s just one catch: it has to stay a bookstore for at least a year. Michelle herself has no time for stories, but her best (and only) friend Anna, an ex-librarian, has a passion for books surpassed by none. The only thing Anna wants more than a bookshop of her own is a baby. It’s her dream job, and comes with the added bonus of giving her a reprieve from her demanding step-daughters and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian. Anna’s love of childhood favorites soon revitalizes the shop, and everyone around her. Even Michelle is softening up, aided by her new friend Tavish, a Scottish terrier. But when Michelle’s past threatens her new life, and Anna’s dream of having a baby of her own suddenly seems further away than ever, it looks like everything might fall apart. They’ll need all the wisdom and courage the stories in the bookshop can give them in order to find their own happy ever afters.
Book Review: The Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon (March 5, 2013)
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