Friday 10 July 2020

The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts - Alison Sherlock||Blog Tour

A feel-good story of new beginnings set in a gorgeous country village, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson.

After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn’t looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it’s hardly a place to mend her lonely heart.

But when Amber discovers that Cranbridge Stores, owned by her godmother Cathy and son Josh, is under threat of financial ruin, she realises that her skills as a window dresser might just be able to help save the struggling shop.

When disaster strikes, Amber and Josh must unite to save both the shop and the village from flooding.

Can Cranbridge Stores become the heart of the village once more?

And as the village begins to come back to life, perhaps Amber will discover a reason to stay…

This is the sort of book you just want to cuddle up with and have a hot chocolate on the go whilst its windy outside.
The autumn vibes are just wonderful in this. We meet Amber who has stopped off on her way to new Zealand after loosing her job in New York. Whilst she doesn't plan on stopping long, it might be nice to spend some time with her godmother and fix the overwhelming loneliness she is feeling.

We also meet Josh, he runs the shop after leaving his career behind to help his mother in the aftermath of the death of his dad and her diagnosis of cancer. The shop is failing and he can't bring himself to tell his mother just how dire things are. Amber is happy to help with her skills as a window dresser but can something so little really help? When a flood hits the village and is threatening the shop, Can Amber and Josh save it and the community?

Well - i thought this was a wonderful read. It had a wonderful small village feel with an array of interesting characters, alot of whom were set in their ways. I enjoyed getting to discover them and learn the history of the store too. Amber was so likeable - quiet and lacking in alot of self confidence because she was really wonderfully creative, caring and passionate. She just needed the right support and that came in the form of the community.

A heart warming read that takes the reader to the heart of a lonely village as we follow the journey as it comes back together. A simply delightful read.

I was gifted an e-arc for the blog tour. You can get a copy here
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Alison Sherlock is the author of the bestselling Willow Tree Hall books. Alison enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Her new series for Boldwood is set in a fictional Cotswold Village and the first title will be published in July 2020.
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