The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn

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£8.99

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

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Description

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781838899097

Author

Kennedy, Freya

Publisher

Boldwood Books

Binding

Paperback

2 reviews for The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn

  1. Tracey Harriman (verified owner)

    Since she was a little girl, Libby’s grandfather had read her stories. Some from books, some he made up himself. As she got older, they continued to share their love of books and remained very close. But two years ago Libby’s grandfather died, and while she misses him greatly, she knows just how to honour both his memory and her dreams. She intends to open a book shop.

    Libby finds a shop for sale in the perfect location. However, the sale is a blind auction. Although she can see the work that needs to be done on the outside, she has no idea of the condition inside. Of course she wins the auction – well there wouldn’t be much of a story otherwise – and soon gets to see what she has actually let herself in for. I think in Estate Agent terms it would be described as In Need Of Modernisation. So basically a wreck.

    This is a very gentle story. No surprises, no twists. Just a beautiful easy read. The characters are very normal. The other inhabitants of the village are individually charming, but as an ensemble they’re positively delightful. I found myself wanting to be ‘Bookshop Libby’, as she’s affectionately known.

    A lovely lazy read, a perfect holiday book, or one to sneak read while at work (I didn’t really boss, honest).

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  2. Karen Kingston

    I enjoyed this book. Libby Quinn has loved stories since she was tiny and dreams of owning her own bookshop – something many avid readers would also wish to be able to do. This book follows her as she tries to make her dream into reality and remembers how she loved reading with her grandfather.

    This was a great book to read during our current lockdown situation – it emphasised the importance of family, friendships and community support. Libby’s bookshop idea sounds lovely – books, desks and a coffee shop area.

    An uplifting book in a time of uncertainty.

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