Title: The Book Lovers
Author: Victoria Connelly
Rating: 4 Stars
A fluffy, feel-good, romance about people who love books? Written by a favorite author? Yes please.
Callie Logan is the author of a popular children’s book series who is looking to escape the pace of London and, more importantly, her soon-to-be ex-husband by moving to rural Suffolk. The village of Newton St. Clare is everything Callie wants, small, quiet, and filled with books. The Nightingale family run a collection of bookshops that line the streets of the main town, and to a bibliophile like Callie, there’s nothing more perfect–except maybe Sam that is. When Callie first meets the owner of the used bookshop, she feels an instant kinship. A bonding over the smell of old books. Not love at first sight exactly but she and Sam are drawn to each other even though neither of them are ready for a relationship, both nursing the wounds of divorce.
At this point you might expect the novel to be a simple build up of tension and a breaking down of emotional walls–but that would be too easy. Instead enter Leo Wildman, a handsome, rugged, outdoorsman who captures Callie’s attention by leaving a dead animal on her doorstep. Wait what?!? No really, that’s what happens but it’s not creepy or anything. I promise 🙂 And then of course there’s the rest of the Nightingale clan, a loud, close-knit family of busybodies that you can’t help but adore. Throw in a few of Callie’s friends and relatives and you have the recipe for a fun, light romance that can’t help but warm the heart of any book lover. I’ll definitely be continuing with this series.
More information about The Book Lover’s Series and the rest of Victoria Connelly’s books can be found on her website.