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Publisher's Summary

The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Samantha Young.

At 33 years old, Evangeline Starling's life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There's no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.

Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she's drawn into the lives, loves, and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can't deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.

©2021 Samantha Young (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Ehhh... Not Her Best Work

The connection between the main character and her love interest was weak and unbelievable. Individually, several characters were well developed. The story was predictable but felt like it was lacking depth all around.

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predictable

This story has been told 100 different ways. It’s predictable and tedious. Same old same old

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This isn’t the greatest

I seriously can not listen to it. It’s just not a great storyline. So predictable and just made me roll my eyes at the trite dialogue. I wish I could return it.

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Head Over Heels…

I couldn’t put this down. The narrator, the story, the imagery. It was all beautiful. It made me laugh, cry, and it tugged at my heart strings. You won’t be disappointed.

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No tension, dull plot, basic characters

I have a hard time believing the locals would actually like the nosy American tourist butting into their business. The MC seemed so obnoxious to me the whole time, inserting herself into everyone business, but at the same time refusing to deal with her own trust issues and her attraction to the love interest.

There was never any “will they, won’t they” in the story because her reasons for denying her feelings (not to mention stringing the guy along for more than half the book) always seemed so flimsy.

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Loved it!

Evie has sworn off men and decided to take a nice holiday in England renting a room and running a quaint bookstore in a small village is exactly what the doctor ordered meeting Rowan was not in the plan. Rowan is instantly taken with Evie after saving his dog now can you convince Evie to take a chance on him so amazing love this book read it!

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I stopped listening

This is only the third book I have just decided not to finish. I wasn’t looking for a heavy read or anything, but this story was so predictable and uninteresting that I found myself not listening for entire 1-2 minute stretches early on. By chapter 5, I had completely lost interest. The characters are thin and boring. There’s no build up or chemistry with the love interest. It’s all just blah.

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Absolutely Adored

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was just my cup of tea. Loved that the main character was in her thirties, the relationships she makes and that it took place in England just warmed my soul. Plus, having a dog be a Main part of the story was just the cherry on top! This has made my favorite books of all time list!

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A good escape

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More to do with the bookstore, I enjoyed this read. It’s an easy read with a low amount of tension. A good escape for those who love stories of village life.

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Good story and narration

I liked the back story of the main cha’s family in the United Staes. I truly enjoyed the excellent narration and the corresponding accents. The book was not too long or to short.