Love lives between the lines.
Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.
Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.
Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5 stars
Guys, when I picked this book up, I did it because of it’s pretty cover. If I could, I would live in this cover. The cover artist did just such a great job with this one that I can’t stop myself from giving them a credit here 👏 👍💖
I thought it was going to be light and fluffy and boy was I mistaken… it was just beautifully heart breaking 💔 for the last 80-100 pages I was a sobbing mess and luck would have it I was always outside while reading, so I think people may have thought that I had some serious issues. 🤷♀️
This book was a love letter 💌 the synopsis says it best with ‘love lives between the lines’. It was based in a secondhand bookshop with characters written so realistic that they were waiting to hop out of the pages into your world. I loved the original setting of the bookstore, the reading garden, the monthly book club discussions but the one thing I loved the most in this bookshop was the Letter Library.
The main characters were well written, I loved Rachel’s character and how strong she was even in the face of the worst kind of tragedies. Henry is a different story… His cluelessness and indecisiveness have cost him a lot and at points I wanted to throw things at him. As good as the two main characters were, instead of Henry, I fell in love with the secondary unsung hero of the book. Remember how I mentioned the Letter Library and how ‘love lives in between the lines’. Well, this person lived in between the lines and was gentle, sweet, considerate and a little bit shy but knew exactly what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to say it. I won’t ruin it by talking about him more, but I’ll say that I loved the secondary characters and their love story more than the main characters.
I was so close to giving this book a glowing 5 star ⭐️ review, however, I had to duck the half point, only because of its predictability. It was however a beautiful love story and I would recommend it to everyone.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Share your ideas with me, until next time 😘