4 disco balls
Published: May 14, 2019 by Thomas Nelson
Category: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Christian Fiction
Make your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, take a seat, and get comfy: this book will give you all the warm and fuzzy feel good feels.
If this book was a dessert it would be Strawberry Shortcake – the one with the homemade biscuit and whipped cream – my favorite dessert that is underrated and needs to be served at more restaurants for me to enjoy. Hello restaurants! You taking note here?! XO, Saturday Nite Sweet Tooth
This book is just as good as that smooth red velvet cake or decadent molten lava cake: it doesn’t need the fancy frills to keep you yearning for the next bite. Its simple ingredients are still packed with that addictive sugar…you see what I’m doing here 😉
Okay, too much dessert talk and I feel like I need to bake something.
Young gun lawyer, Madeline is aiming for a partnership at her firm. Work pressure alone is stifling, but now let’s add in the fact that she is the sole inheritor of her recently deceased aunt’s estate; which includes a home and bookshop that are underwater. Madeline doesn’t want it, but becoming a bookshop owner will lead her on a path of self-discovery whether she is looking for herself or not.
On top of the bookshop, she inherits its motley crew staff: Claire and Janet. Both Claire and Janet are lonely in their own ways so Madeline fits right in. And, right under her nose is a fella named Chris (who wouldn’t want their own Chris is all I am going to say).
The story had a slow build but once I was deeply wrapped in these three women’s stories I could not stop turning the pages. I needed to know they would all be alright.
My 2¢: it would certainly translate well into a Hallmark movie. You’re welcome Hallmark.
It’s a lovely read for any book club, happy reading!
P.S. I haven’t read Christian Fiction before and wasn’t sure what to expect. Had I not been told, I wouldn’t have thought to characterize it as such. There were a few references to lines of proverbs and God, but to me I didn’t think it was the overall theme of the book.
I received an advanced readers copy of this book as part of my participation in a blog tour with TLC Book Tours. The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it.
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