The Borrow A Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar #Blogtour #Review


The Fully Booked Bookshop Café invites literature lovers to run their very own bookshop … for fortnight.
Spend your days talking books with customers in your own charming bookshop and serving up delicious cream teas in the cosy café.
Bookworms, what are you waiting for? Your holiday is going to be LIT(erary).
Apply to: The Fully Booked Bookshop, Down-a-long, Clove Lore, Devon.
Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.
Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday –running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.
Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.
But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…
As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding
out in Clove Lore.
Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…

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My Review

If there was ever a book I’ve wanted to jump in the pages of this is it! It’s based in a bookshop that people can holiday in and also run. It’s set in a quaint village in Devon and has a slight twist of mystery, a huge slice of romance it’s a gorgeous cosy read.

I was once a manager of a bookshop that was exactly like the one in The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday, it was quaint and homely, so for me this book evoked wonderful memories.

The story begins as Jude graduates from uni, on the same day she discovers the tutor she’s been having a romance with is cheating on her. Jude is at a crossroads in her life, she’s also a carer for her Nan but is this it for her?

Out of the blue Jude finds out her application to Borrow a bookshop has been accepted, but there’s a catch, she made the application with her cheating ex!

It was lovely to see the development of Jude’s character, as the story unfolds her confidence grows, attached to the bookshop is a cafe so Jude arrives at her holiday destination armed with a family heirloom, her Grandad’s cookery book and after telling Mack, the cheating tutor he was no longer welcome, an excitement for the 2 weeks to come. What she’s not planned is a gorgeous companion who has been given Mack’s place.

I adored everything about this book, the descriptions of Jude’s baking skills, the beautiful Devonshire village of Clove Lore, the bookshop, the romance, Jude’s Nan who is a gem of a character. The Borrow A Bookshop made me chuckle throughout, I now have withdrawal symptoms, this is a book I will read again and that is a rarity for me, this should be on everyone’s wish list.

All About Kiley

Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.
Kiley also works as a senior lecturer, teaching creative writing at the Manchester Writing School. One Winter’s Night is shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.

Where To Find Kiley





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