Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER by Rebecca Raisin (a novella)

“You know the frustrating feeling of losing the page in your book? You didn’t want to go too far forward and spoil the surprise, and you didn’t want to go too far back, so you kind of stagnated and started from a page that didn’t seem quite right…that was how I felt about my life.” (LOC 76)

Sarah always kept her nose in a book (like me!), waiting for something to find her yet worried she may never be found. Yes, it would be nice to have a man who understood your love, or obsession, with books. But where do you find one? What’s a girl to do to get off a rut? Start a book blog, where she would be free to discuss books and connect with other book aficionados. It’s always easier to live vicariously through a book.

Suddenly a handsome stranger has the books falling out of Sarah’s hands. Then a story of puppy love unravels.

You can’t help but love Sarah’s love for books and the cute, little love story is endearing. However, I got kind of sick of hearing all the talk about weddings and babies among the circle of friends. Seriously, those women were just nosy and neurotic. I also didn't adore the small-town life, which, let's face it, is usually filled with nosy busybodies.

I liked the hopeless romantic concept, but wasn’t all too impressed with the writing, which had expressions like “sticky-outy.” I guess it was sort of fitting as the main character was shy and introverted in a cute, dorky way.

Sweet, short, typical love story.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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