20190406165642_IMG_0791.JPGWelcome to my stop on The Printed Letter Bookshop blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!

About the Book:

Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop

One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.

While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She begins to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop—provided the women’s best combined efforts are not too little, too late.

The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.

My Thoughts:

My first book from Katherine Reay, and I was endeared to it immediately! 

Madeline grew up in a bookshop working with her Aunt Maddie. Twenty years later, the shop is hers. But Madeline is a different person who’s been through some significant losses. The Printed Letter Bookshop is a shadow of what it once was, and that just makes things worse. 

Madeline is considering selling the workshop. 

Her employees, Janet and Claire, don’t think that’s a good idea. They have too much to lose because the bookshop has meant stability and healing for each of them. 

Things start looking up for Madeline professionally and romantically, and she quickly reconsiders selling the store. 

The Printed Letter Bookshop is a charming and cozy read. The characters are complex and dynamic. I loved observing the antics between Madeline and her employees. Best of all? It’s a book about books! The bookshop setting had me fully-invested as did the strong storytelling. 

Overall, The Printed Letter Bookshop is about starting over and second chances. It’s filled with hope about the power of friendships and other relationships. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels. Her next release, The Printed Letter Bookshop, will hit shelves on 5/14/19. Her first nonfiction work will release 12/3/19.

Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, rehabbing runner, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. She lives outside Chicago, IL.

You can meet her at www.katherinereay.com or on Facebook: KatherineReayBooks, Twitter: @katherine_reay or Instagram: @katherinereay.

Have you read The Printed Letter Bookshop, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR