The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay tells the story of three women who meet and bond together over the death of a friend and estranged loved one. Madeline inherits the bookshop called The Printed Letter Bookshop from her aunt. Janet and Claire work at the bookstore, but were close friends with Maddie, Madeline’s deceased aunt. In this tale we see how these three strangers to each other become close friends and help each other through secret pasts, heartaches, and love.
This book is a sweet and satisfying read. There are no earth shaking acts or scary intrigue, but to me it was just a feel good story that made me happy to read. The characters are well developed, and I connected with all three of them. I liked seeing how they developed through the story. I really enjoyed the novel.
I actually chose this book because it was obviously about books and set in and around a bookstore. As an avid reader, I couldn’t pass that up. The cover also caught my attention. Kudos to the cover artist. I was glad I chose this book and can recommend it to anyone who loves a feel good story about friends and family.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.