Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina Georgeâs The Little Paris Bookshop.
Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passionâ¦ and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.
Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile â a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.Â
From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers thereâs plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place thatâs beginning to feel like homeâ¦ a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, itâs clear that his struggles have only just begun.Â
Labeled âunadoptable,â by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until a kind-eyed stranger with a pocket full of handcrafted jerky and a quirky smile, rescues him with the intent of making Theodore the newest addition to his curious Bookstore. Though overwhelmed at first, Theodore soon finds both his new friend and the odd bookstore are welcoming hosts, despite the Corgiâs run of clumsy mishaps. And while Theodoreâs formerly dull and lonely life fades to memory, a new, adventurous one blooms before himâfor hidden amongst the dusty stacks of books and things at the Enchanted Bookstore, waits a peculiar little man with a set of the most magical, Spectacular Spectacles imaginable.
My name is Gemma Bradbury, and Iâve spent most of my life trying to be what everyone else expects me to be. The problem with living my life for other people is that I never figured out who I really am.
But then I stumbledâquite literallyâinto a new life in Salem, and everything changed. In less than an hour, I was tangled up in the suspicious death of an elderly shop owner, realized my cat can talk, andâhere's the kickerâfound out Iâm a witch.
I also found out I was stuck in Salem.
But when I secured a job and a place to live, and the Coven assigned me a magical tutorâthe drop-dead gorgeous Professor Beauregard Bacchusâ things started to look up.
All I have to do now is learn to navigate a new town full of witches, vampires and shifters, manage a magic shop, pass my first wand exam, and keep my growing affection for Professor Beau a secret.
Oh, and find the shop ownerâs real killer before the townâs bumbling moose-shifter deputy tosses me in jail for murder.
Guess my life isnât so basic anymore.
Note: This book contains lighthearted humor and recipes and is free of swearing, graphic violence, and sex.
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