When Emilia’s dad dies, she has to decide whether or not to take over his bookshop in a small quaint village in England. She decides to go for it, but unfortunately her father left her in debt, so making a profit will not be an easy venture. We meet the many characters in the village gradually: Alice, engaged to be married to Hugh; her mom, Sarah, owner of the local manor; Dillon, gardener at the manor, who fancies Alice from afar; Marlowe, a talented musician; and Bea, a good friend of Emilia’s, to name a few. Veronica Henry mixes romance with the secrets, hopes and dreams of her characters, and the novel ends with a satisfying conclusion, despite all the drama. Recommended for those looking for a light read.