Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Prah, Constantine and Baryeh Reviews: The Bookshop on Autumn Lane (Truhart #3) by Cynthia Tennent





Welcome to another month of triple reviews. The gorgeous autumn scene with the adorable collie on the cover attracted me to the book right away. The blurb didn’t hurt either. Remember to stop by Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to find out what they thought about the book.

The Blurb
Big dreams can come true in a small town…
 
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…

But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…

 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

My Review

Trudy had me laughing from beginning to end. She had such an interesting way of thinking about and experiencing everything. Her backstory was tragic, which had me rooting for her to finally find happiness. The condition she suffers from is a first for me to read in novel and it added a fabulous depth to the story while opening my eyes about the condition.
Even with all the learning and growth going on in the book, there was more than enough romance to make me a happy reader. The chemistry between Kit and Trudy was intense. The novel was a nice combination of sweet and spicy.  The couple had so much to learn from each other that the relationship was completely balanced.
The secondary characters were both frustrating and entertaining in equal measure.
I give this book four out of five book shaped chocolate bars.
Head over to Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to see what they thought about the book.


I purchased my copy from Amazon UK

6 comments:

  1. For some reason, I wasn't too enamoured with Trudy at the beginnning and maybe because of that, I didn't appreciate her humour. I only started thinking she was funny a little later in the story. Kit was perfect for her

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    1. Yeah, Kit was perfect for her. An amazing balance.

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  2. Good Review, Nana. It's amazing how people can read the same story and get a different perspective. All in all I liked it.

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    1. We are different. That's a good thing.

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  3. Looks good! Love when there are pets involved :)

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  4. What a sweet cover! This sounds like a great book. Love how the main character has dyslexia!

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