Welcome to the Happy Hartes Bookshop in Micklewick Bay on the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast!
The Happy Hartes Bookshop has been a part of bookworm Florrie Appleton’s life as far back as she can remember. From the evocative smell of the books, to working alongside her beloved Mr H and
his black Labrador, Gerty, there’s no wonder she calls it her happy place.
Living in a town she loves, with her family and group of close-knit friends nearby, life is sweet. Until one dreadful Monday morning, when everything is turned upside down and things are changed forever.
Devastated, Florrie finds herself thrown into an unexpected situation with handsome stranger, Ed
Harte, owner of a pair of twinkly navy-blue eyes and a smile that has the knack of making mischief with her insides.
Despite being fresh out of a relationship, Florrie quickly finds herself falling for him, but she’s torn, reluctant to give her heart to someone who seems intent on not sticking around.
While her heart’s doing battle with her head, Florrie soon finds herself privy to a secret with Ed involving a heart-wrenching twist they could never have imagined.
Will love find a way to bring them together, or are they destined to go their separate ways?
The Little Bookshop By The Sea is a gorgeous cosy read, perfect for days when you need some total escapism from everyday life. The Happy Hartes Bookshop reminded me of a bookshop I once worked in so brought back so lovely memories.
I loved getting to know the characters within the pages and I could picture Micklewick Bay perfectly in my mind’s eye. The budding romance between Florrie and Ed was a joy to watch unfold, Florrie in particular is a wonderful, warm character and one I could imagine having in my friend’s circle.
The relationship between Florrie and Mr Harte warmed my heart, I don’t want to spoil the story but the tragic events that occur brought a tear to my eye.
Eliza’s books always end in such a way that you feel content with the ending, i can’t wait for the next book in this series where i am hoping we will revisit some of the wonderful background characters who we have only briefly met in this book.
A huge thank you to Eliza and Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this blog tour.
All about Eliza
Eliza lives in the North Yorkshire countryside with her family. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her kindle or working in her garden, fighting a losing battle against the weeds.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heartwarming romance stories with
relatable female characters. Her books will always have a happy ending.
Where to find Eliza