[ Read Online The Printed Letter Bookshop ↠´ transport PDF ] by Katherine Reay À 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 My reviews can also be found on my blog www.
com The Printed Letter bookshop is the type of independent bookshop we all wish we had in our neighborhood Located in a little town outside Chicago on Lake Michigan, it s not just full of wonderful books of all genres, but holds lots of author events and has friendly staff who can help you find that perfect book for yourself or someone else A bookshop that really celebrates the art of reading.
When the owner of the bookshop, Maddie Cullen dies, the whole town grieves her passing None so than her two friends and employees Janet and Claire who are worried about what will become of them and the bookshop if the new owner, Maddie s estranged niece, Madeline, decides to sell it Madeline is a corporate lawyer working for a big Chicago law company who certainly doesn t have time to run a bookshop, but the shop has been running at a loss while Maddie was sick and will need to get back in the black before it goes on the market so Maddie is forced to become involved in the running of the bookshop Through working with Janet and Claire she comes to know about Maddie and wonders if she really understands the family rift that had made her keep her distance This is a delightfully written novel about the three women Janet, Claire and Madeline and how their relationship with each other and Maddie forces them to re evaluate their lives and find what is missing With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Thomas Nelson for a digital ARC to read.
An endearing story about friendship and forgiveness that will leave you with a lengthy list of books to read Narrated by three different women Madeline, Janet, and Claire, Katherine Reay creates a story and a setting that when I was finished, I found myself saddened to say goodbye to these characters Each woman is hurting from past mistakes, but armed with book lists written by a dearly departed friend and the strength of each other, along with a failing bookshop, Madeline, Janet, and Claire are about to learn about themselves and each otherI received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Goodreads Review published 14 05 19 Publication Date 14 05 19 I loved this book so, so, so muchand on the one hand, that doesn t surprise me at all, because I ve loved all of Katherine Reay s books But on the other hand, I was surprised at how personally touching this story wasit could not possibly have landed in my life at a better time I finished it weeks ago and I m still thinking about it It s Katherine Reay, so of course the writing is lovely I adored the bookshop setting and I especially loved the relationships formed between the three main characters three women with their own hurts and haunts and hopes Janet was honestly the most surprising to meshe s prickly and hard, but she ended up tugging my heart so strongly Claire s story is one, I think, that many, many women will relate to And Madeline was so relatable and so believable I feel like whatever I write in this review isn t going to do justice to how profoundly affected I was by this book But suffice it to say, I will definitely be reading it again My first book of 2019 was a winner I throughly enjoyed Janet, Claire and Madeline s stories I was deeply touched by these characters and their relationships I hated for this book to end Katherine Reay did a beautiful job with this novel I won an Advance Reader s Copy All opinions are my own.
Rating 4 bookish stars The Printed Letter bookshop was an endearing bit of Chick Lit, or Women s Fiction that for some reason I just couldn t put down I read most of it in a single day I got pulled into the story and couldn t drag myself away I loved the bookshop setting and all the book references At the end of the book, the author provided a list of the books from which quotes were used throughout her story I appreciate that the list was provided I was delighted to see how many of the quotes I recognized That kind of book trivia just makes me happy.
Katherine Reay has written a well balanced book about family be it birth family, or family of choice The story s main stage is The Printed Letter bookshop It s a cozy small town bookshop that widowed Aunt Maddie cherished, and lovingly struggled kept open with help from two of her family of choice family members, Janet and Claire Janet is divorced, unhappy, snippy and brilliantly artistic with the window book displays Claire is fairly new to town, quiet, and behind the scenes is valiantly trying to keep the bookshop afloat while caring for her teenaged kids and oft absent husband When Aunt Maddie passes away and leaves the bookshop to her niece, Madeline, everyone is surprised and a bit dismayed, no one so than Madeline herself Madeline was estranged from Aunt Maddie for many years due to a family fallout Madeline is working hard to make partner at a prestigious law firm in Chicago, and fully intends to sell the bookshop as quickly as possible.
Then life happens, and it starts throwing curveballs at everyone What if Madeline decided to drop her law career and make a home in Aunt Maddie s house and try to keep the bookstore afloat Can Janet and Claire with together, and work with Madeline to overcome the obstacles What if there is a touch of romance The dramatic tension of all these elements keeps the book moving along These are the reasons that I found myself unable to put the book down Aunt Maddie left a list of reading lists for all three ladies, and the lists of course fit their needs expertly There are references in the later stages of the book to these books I loved how the author elegantly and appropriately weaved the books and their quotes into the circumstances of Madeline, Janet and Claire s lives.
Reading this book was such a nice way to spend an afternoon and evening By the end of the story I was cheering for all the characters, and pleased with the ultimate ending I thought that reading the book was time well spent Thank You to NetGalley the publisher, Thomas Nelson FICTION and the author, Katherine Reay for providing a free e ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Love, Friendship, And Family Find A Home At The Printed Letter bookshopOne 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 CareWhile 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 LateThe 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 As a self proclaimed book lover, I am stating the obvious when I say I love books, but what I like even is reading books about books and bookshops The Printed Letter bookshop by Katherine Reay is delightful story about books and a bookshop also encompassing hope, friendship, forgiveness and second chances It s about finding joy in things we love, letting go of the past and embracing life s uncertainty.
At the heart of the story is a quaint small town independent bookshop The Printed Letter, that Madeline Cullen inherits from her aunt A successful Chicago lawyer and about to be made partner at her current firm, Madeline does not have the time or inclination to continue running the barely thriving bookshop In fact, the inheritance came as a shock to her Almost two decades back, after an unfortunate turn of events strained her dad s relationship with his sister, Madeline cut off ties too with her once beloved aunt But then why was her dad so full of regret at her aunt s funeral Did she make a mistake without knowing the whole story How will she find out what actually happened all those years ago, when no one wants to talk about it While Madeline is struggling with her thoughts about her aunt and the bookshop, several miles away across town, two women, Janet and Claire are also wondering about The Printed Letter bookshop s fate Janet is a fifty something recent divorcee, and one of the two employees at the the bookshop She lost her closest friend and confidante with Maddie s death Both her kids keep her at an arm s length siding with their father since after the divorce Maddie s death has been hard on her and she desperately wants to save the shop and thereby her friend s lifework and legacy.
Claire, the other employee has recently moved to town and feels like she s still settling in The Printed Letter is the only place that makes her happy, she likes being in control and now with the uncertainty associated with the shop, she feels all control slipping out After all, what is it that she can do The The Printed Letter bookshop is what brings these three women together, and as they get to know and help each other, a strong bond of friendship forms between them, Madeline s aunt Maddie being the common thread Days turn into weeks and the goal of getting the shop ready to be sold transforms into saving the shop Alongside we also see the transformations occurring in the lives of the three women This story isn t plot elaborate but rather character oriented Over its course we see, every character growing in their own way towards overcoming fears, accepting the whims of fate and letting go of what one can t control.
One thing that particularly delighted me about this book was the innumerable quotes and bookish references throughout I had so much fun trying to figure out which books were being referenced The author thoughtfully lists all of the books mentioned directly indirectly in the story towards the end After having finished reading this, I spent another hour browsing about the books I hadn t heard of, and adding a bunch of books to my TBR How often does that happen A cozy, charming read, The Printed Letter bookshop by Katherine Reay is an ode to independent bookshops and book lovers and I ll recommend this if you re looking for an endearing, feel good story to curl up with I am definitely going to keep an eye out for the author s future releases and meanwhile will be checking out her previous worksAn ARC was provided by Thomas Nelson and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Charming.
Katherine Reay continues a literary theme in The Printed Letter bookshop although in a slightly different way from her prior novels There is a cozy feel about reading the pages despite the very difficult realities covered.
Three women struggling with different aspects of life find solidarity, fulfillment and guidance in a small town bookshop I adored all three women and loved the chemistry between them.
Simply delightful and highly recommended.
My gratitude to the author for a complimentary ARC of the novel I was not required to write a review and all opinions expressed are my own.
Okay, so this is about three women and a bookshophow much better does it get Oh, did I say troubled bookshop and troubled ladies Yep This is a slow unfolding of everything that s going on, and plenty of small town intrigue going on as well Broken relationships, troubled kids, and so on Can working together around the books, trying to save the bookstore, do anything to turn these women s lives around This one s of a literary fiction than her previous ones have been, and the faith message is very subtle, but present true peace is only found in God, not in an affair or in a bottle of wine General market readers would probably hardly even notice it.
I will say a word of caution about the books quoted Unlike Dear Mr Knightley, which was the reason I discovered a few clean authors notably Anne Perry s mysteries , this book is about a bookstore and there are many, many books mentioned and or discussed Some are clean and some aren t Lolita, etc So for the younger readers out there, I d advise checking any reading list with an adult or a mature friend before making out a want to read list.
Content drinking, books mentioned in passing that have content in them Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for a free ebook A positive review was not required.